New publication on stakeholder engagement in environmental modeling: understanding the nexus of academic science and decision-making

Integrating stakeholder perspectives is increasingly important in environmental science as a growing number of research projects are justified with a “solutions” orientation prioritizing societal relevance. Dr. Jennie Stephens, Clark ES&P Alum and Washington State University-based graduate student Liz Allen and co-authors Chad Kruger and Fok-Yan Leung examine perceptions of project goals and attitudes about stakeholder engagement among a team of researchers who are addressing water supply and nutrient cycling in the context of climate change in the Columbia River Basin.  A paper on this research has been published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, and is publicly available (open access) here:

About jenniecstephens

Collaborative, interdisciplinary, innovative academic with a demonstrated history working to enhance the societal impact of higher education research, teaching and community engagement with a focus on sustainability and resilience. Expertise in renewable energy transformation, energy innovation (both technical and social innovations), energy democracy, energy resilience, carbon management, climate engineering, and climate resilience. Recent focus on strengthening societal resilience by integrating social justice with climate and energy policy.
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