Communication strategies for Reclamation Scientists

Project ID: 1603
Principal Investigator: Dale Lindeman
Research Topic: Ecosystem Needs
Funded Fiscal Years: 2016 and 2017
Keywords: None

Research Question

Can we develop simplified communication strategies and tools to better explain historical and potential future changes to physical systems? In addition, can we develop tools that communicate Reclamation's historical and potential response to changes in the physical system?

Need and Benefit

Traditional methods of presenting and communicating changes to physical systems in the form of data, analytical results, or model output are often most meaningful to scientists, but can be challenging for non-scientist to interpret and understand. In addition, the most impactful messages may not be communicated because it can be difficult to present the information in a relatable way. Developing tools and strategies that effectively communicate changes to physical systems can help Reclamation scientists more effectively communicate with staff and stakeholders.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Communication Strategies and Tools for Reclamation: reporting changes in physical systems and proposed measures for adaptive mitigation (final, PDF, 7.7MB)
By Dale Lindeman Roberto Gaytan
Report completed on March 03, 2020

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20