Environmental Flow Policy Analysis for the Tempisque River: Employing Stakeholder Driven Data Collection to Inform Water Management Decisions

This project examined a proposed methodology for establishing minimum environmental flows in the Tempisque Basin. The ability to balance ecosystem needs with the needs of society is particularly important in this dry and rapidly developing region. Participants also analyzed the current socio-political framework in which the proposed methodology would be applied, performed a stakeholder analysis to determine stakeholder interests in effective water resource management, and recommended further actions to help contribute to a more holistic management of water resources.

Resources: Boswell-Ebersole, Alex (University of Florida); Carver, Molly (Willamette University); Henson, Wesley (University of Florida); Pacheco, Cristian (University of Costa Rica). “Environmental Flow Policy Analysis for the Tempisque River, Costa Rica:  Employing Stakeholder Driven Data Collection to Inform Water Management Decisions”