ERIC Number: ED118081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Solving Community Water Problems. Information Report 76.
Sharpe, W. E.; And Others
In response to the need of many individuals and communities throughout Pennsylvania for an effective network to disseminate information about water resources, a study was conducted to explore possible relationships between the Water Resources Center and the Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension Service. The report focused on a case history review of the information transfer specialist who facilitated exchanges between the two agencies. To assist the specialist, a water resources needs survey was distributed to relevant community members to determine the seriousness of local water problems. He acquired additional information through the use of trade journals, newspaper clippings, and a computer-based water resources information center. The research project has served to reinforce the feeling that the joint Water Center-Extension programs have the potential to greatly enhance the successful transfer of water resources information. (EMH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Problems, Extension Agents, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Information Utilization, Interdisciplinary Approach, Organization, Research Projects, Surveys, Technological Advancement, Water Pollution, Water Resources
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Research and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for Research on Land and Water Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania