Negotiation techniques to resolve western water disputes

Journal of the American Water Resources Association
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Abstract

There is a growing literature on the resolution of natural resources conflicts. Much of it is practical, focusing on guidelines for hands-on negotiation. This literature can be a guide in water conflicts. This is especially true for negotiations over new environmental values such as instream flow. The concepts of competitive, cooperative, and integrative styles of conflict resolution are applied to three cases of water resource bargaining. Lessons for the effective use of these ideas include: break a large number of parties into small working groups, approach value differences in small steps, be cautious in the presence of an attentive public, keeps decisions at the local level, and understand the opponent's interests.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Negotiation techniques to resolve western water disputes
Series title Journal of the American Water Resources Association
DOI 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1990.tb01431.x
Volume 26
Issue 6
Year Published 1990
Language English
Publisher American Water Resources Association
Publisher location Herndon, VA
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of the American Water Resources Association
First page 967
Last page 975