|GUERRERO, BRIDGET - Texas Agrilife Extension|
|AMOSSON, STEVE - Texas Agrilife Extension|
|ALMAS, LAL - West Texas A & M University|
Submitted to: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/15/2007
Publication Date: 8/1/2008
Citation: Guerrero, B., Amosson, S., Almas, L. 2008. Integrating stakeholder input into water policy development and analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 40(2):465-471.
Technical Abstract: Agricultural water use is becoming an issue in much of the South due to population growth. Results of projects evaluating the impacts of conservation strategies aimed at reallocating or extending the life of water supplies are being met with great skepticism by stakeholder groups. In order to gain acceptance of results, it is essential that stakeholder groups be involved from the beginning in the identification of potential water conservation strategies and be kept informed throughout the project. The objective of this paper is to review previous attempts at involving stakeholders and the methodology currently being employed in the Ogallala Aquifer Project.