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In recent years, coastal communities across New York State have expressed an interest in moving away from sea walls and other hardened barriers toward more “green” infrastructure to help absorb storm surges and protect coastal communities from flood risk. CBI teamed with the Science and Resilience Institute of Jamaica Bay and a range of stakeholders in developing and piloting a draft statewide monitoring framework to assess the potential of nature-based features to help coastal communities in face of rising sea levels. Read Senior Mediator Bennett Brooks’ account of the project and lessons learned about structuring a successful process on such a technical issue.
Challenges around water management in the American West are deepening, as weather becomes more variable and, at times, severe. CBI has been working on water issues with communities in the West for a decade and has found “collaborative governance” to be a very helpful approach to bringing people together to address management of critical water resources. Collaborative water governance assumes that managing water is most effective when everyone is in support of the decision-making process and has a voice in critical issues that affect their lives and livelihoods. In this blog post, CBI West Director Gina Bartlett and CBI Senior Mediator Tania Carlone discuss the benefits and challenges of collaborative water governance in the American West.
In the Vina Basin in Northern California, the entire community is 100 percent reliant on groundwater for all water needs. CBI’s Senior Mediator Tania Carlone is helping the basin establish a groundwater sustainability agency and address the central issue of how to design a governance structure that will support the collaborative development of a sustainability plan for a basin where everyone has a stake.
A comprehensive, collaborative process built by stakeholders can create solutions to conflicts over natural resource scarcity in California.
In this video, CBI documents its work with a start-up energy company in northern Chile and the local fishing community on strategies for addressing community concerns about the pumped energy storage project that the company is seeking to build, and on building constructive longer-term relationships.
Editing a major planning document from a multi-stakeholder process with thousands of comments over multiple drafts can be a nightmare. Here are some tips on getting it done.
Throughout the world, Indigenous Peoples have historically suffered disproportionately from negative impacts of extractive activities in their territories. The global transparency movement has the potential to play a part in righting the past by supporting Indigenous Peoples’ greater participation in resource decision-making.
Based on a CBI-Getty Conservation Institute workshop on consensus building for management of heritage places, this report shows how consensus building approaches can help heritage managers address stakeholder concerns, build on complementary and shared interests and values, and make management plans and decisions more sustainable.
CBI helps formulate Energia 2050, a shared roadmap for a cleaner, cheaper, and more accessible energy future for Chile.
CBI and a Chilean partner organization jointly mediated a conflict between a major forestry company and a local community. Here is what CBI learned.
CBI’s 20th Anniversary Symposium brings together an extraordinary, global group of colleagues to generate ideas on how collaboration can help mitigate and resolve present and future conflicts.
This guide is intended for state environmental and natural resource agencies attempting to use more collaborative engagement approaches to environmental decision-making.