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ERIC Number: EJ884692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
The Public Discourse about Land Use and Water Quality: Themes in Newspapers in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
Schmid, Andrea N.; Thompson, Jan R.; Bengston, David N.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v6 n2 p187-196 2007
Effective educational and management programs to improve water quality will require an improved understanding of public perceptions of the relationship between land use and water quality. We analyzed a large database of newspaper articles in the Upper Mississippi River Basin to assess the public discourse about water quality and land use, and gauge indirectly public perceptions. Most articles focused on water quality improvement and many expressed readiness to take action to protect water quality. Environmental education and communication efforts aimed at improving water quality should be explicit about relationships between specific land uses and water quality to increase awareness and acceptance of management practices. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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