Integrating Stakeholder Values with Multiple Attributes to Quantify Watershed Performance

Short Description

Watershed assessment and planning has many important aspects of quantifying impairment of ecosystem functions, and this article examines integrating stakeholder values into the process. A systematic evaluation of indicators for watershed structure and function is used to prioritize and classify potential watershed impairments. This model then provides a method for targeting and allocating resources to areas with the greatest restoration needs.

This model has three major components: hydrologic processes, biodiversity at a species/landscape scale, and urban impacts in the built envrionment. Soil and water assessment tools , monitoring information, and GIS spatial analysis were used to develop this criteria within the model.

Suggested Citation

Shriver, D. M., and Randhir, T. O. ( 2006), Integrating stakeholder values with multiple attributes to quantify watershed performance, Water Resour. Res., 42, W08435, doi:10.1029/2005WR004413.