Communication strategies for Reclamation Scientists
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.
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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