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A river loved : facilitating cooperative negotiation of transboundary water resource management in the Columbia River Basin through documentary film

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dc.contributor.advisor Wolf, Aaron T.
dc.creator Watson, Julie Elkins
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-01T20:17:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-01T20:17:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-04-25
dc.date.issued 2012-04-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29524
dc.description Graduation date: 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract In transboundary water resources policy and management situations, such as the governance of the Columbia River Basin, complex social, ecological, and economic factors seem to be in irreconcilable competition with one another. However, cooperative negotiation provides an outlet for entities and stakeholders to "expand the pie" and develop creative alternatives for integrated, resilient management. To achieve these goals, it is critical that stakeholders have meaningful dialogue that goes beyond positions to identify the underlying values and interests in the basin. Furthermore, parties must develop a shared understanding of the substantive complexities of the social-ecological system. Collaborative learning allows participants to meet both of these objectives at once, and facilitators can spark collaboration through carefully planned interventions. The goal of this study was to test a carefully crafted "facilitative" documentary film as a facilitation tool to promote dialogue, understanding, and creative scenario development amongst parties. The study has three main components: 1) the resilience and learning analysis of the case study (the Columbia River Treaty) policy situation, 2) the creation of a facilitative film featuring interviews with diverse stakeholders in the basin, and 3) the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the effects of the film in the cooperative negotiation process. The film, A River Loved: A film about the Columbia River and the people invested in its future, premiered at the Universities Consortium Symposium on Columbia River Governance- an informal forum for dialogue held in Kimberley, British Columbia in October 2011. I measured participants' reactions to the film and found substantial support for my hypotheses, concluding that interventions such as facilitative documentary film have great potential to transform complex, multi-stakeholder social-ecological policy situations. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation Lower Columbia Explorer en_US
dc.subject Columbia River en_US
dc.subject Facilitation en_US
dc.subject Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Film en_US
dc.subject Documentary en_US
dc.subject Transboundary en_US
dc.subject Cooperation en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Social-ecological systems en_US
dc.subject Water resources en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply -- Columbia River Watershed -- Management en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Watershed management -- Columbia River Watershed en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Columbia River Watershed -- In motion pictures en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Documentary films en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural resources -- Co-management -- Columbia River Watershed
dc.title A river loved : facilitating cooperative negotiation of transboundary water resource management in the Columbia River Basin through documentary film en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Water Resources Policy & Management en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Graduate School en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Walker, Gregg B.
dc.contributor.committeemember Loges, William E.
dc.contributor.committeemember Surfleet, Chris
dc.description.peerreview no en_us

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