Involving Stakeholders in Irrigation and Drainage District Decisions: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, proceedings of the Third International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage
(March 30, 2005)
Abstract. Many believe the public and other stakeholders should be considered in developing governance structures. Early engagement with stakeholders can provide an irrigation and drainage district with insight into their concerns and priorities, and outline relevant sustainability issues. Engagement also allows a district to manage expectations and concerns as well as assess strategic issues, opportunities and threats. Districts may utilize a variety of methods to identify stakeholders, discern when and where collaborative work should occur, and define the types of things stakeholders should or should not assist with.