WSU CE 543 - Meeting the Challenges of Policy Relevant Science (14 pages)

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Washington State University
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Ce 543 - Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering Practice

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Elisabeth A Graffy U S Geological Survey Meeting the Challenges of Policy Relevant Science Bridging Theory and Practice Pressure is particularly great in the environmental and Ongoing public debate about the role of science in policy natural resources arena where decisions about land making signi es the importance of advancing theory use competition for water energy development and practice in the eld Indeed assumptions about the climate natural hazards public science policy nexus hold direct health and species protection implications for how this interare widespread and may have face is managed A useful lens on There is a critical need to multibillion dollar implications contemporary themes is o ered develop better theoretical as well as consequences for human by the experience of a federal understandings of the health safety and quality of life environmental science program science policy nexus and There is a critical need to develop that launched an ambitious e ort practical management strategies better theoretical understandings to enhance capacity for policy relof the science policy nexus and evance while protecting a committhat are capable of enhancing practical management strategies ment to sound impartial scienti c the accountability and policy inquiry This was achieved by relevance of scienti c research that are capable of enhancing the accountability and policy reldeveloping an explicit conceptual while preserving its core of evance of scienti c research while model and implementing correindependent inquiry preserving its core of indepensponding strategies that addressed dent inquiry critical gaps in capacity for policyrelevant research analysis and communication while supporting existing capacities This This article makes a contribution on both fronts by article describes and evaluates the capacity building e ort presenting a heuristic model of science policy interaction and examining its practical value in the experifrom the dual perspectives of



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