ERIC Number: ED058056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
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Research on Texas Water and Recreation Resources.
Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.
The need for research pertaining to the best use of water and recreation resources in Texas is emphasized in these four papers presented at the 1968 Experiment Station Conference, College Station, Texas. "Parameters of Water Resources in Texas" identifies and elaborates upon the important elements presently constituting the water resources research needs in Texas--water supply (quantitative and qualitative aspects), water demand, and marketing water. "A General View of Institutional Constraints as Factors in the Development of Recreation Resources in Texas" considers government control, resource ownership, economics, organizations, financial institutions, education, and religion. "Institutional Constraints: A Factor in the Development of Recreation Resources in Texas" is an indepth study of the second paper, using a specific example, Livingston Reservoir, to illustrate the influential role of history, provincialism, isolationism, rural dominance, and misconceptions as to the meaning and significance of recreation in the formation of policy and its implementation. New institutional directives in the form of enabling legislation and constitutional revision are deemed necessary. "Estimating Recreation Demand - A Reality?" investigates two opposing forces--expansion of outdoor recreation facilities in line with population growth and urban concentration vs. the spread of private land ownership and its restricted use. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.