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Community DECISIONS (Community Decision Support for Integrated, On-the-ground Nutrient Reduction Strategies)
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and the Environment Conference Proceedings, May 27-June 1, 2012, Bari, Italy 12-13716.(doi:10.13031/2013.41461)
Authors: Mary Leigh Wolfe, Javier Osorio, James W Pease, Darrell Bosch, Christopher Zobel
Keywords: stakeholder, nutrients, watershed management, watershed model, costs
Successful watershed management can be enhanced by effective stakeholder involvement. Community DECISIONS (Community Decision Support for Integrated, On-the-ground Nutrient Reduction Strategies) was designed to assist watershed stakeholders in evaluating and selecting strategies to reduce watershed nutrient imbalances. The decision process begins with stakeholders formulating objectives for the watershed. Through the Vector Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), stakeholders rank the objectives. Alternative nutrient management strategies are simulated using a nutrient accounting algorithm and nutrient treatment database. Based on nutrient loadings and implementation costs estimated for each strategy, stakeholders determine which strategies best achieve their objectives.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)