An evaluation of environmental problems associated with local decision-making : a case study of Marshall landfill, Boulder, Colorado

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Title:
An evaluation of environmental problems associated with local decision-making : a case study of Marshall landfill, Boulder, Colorado
Author:
Evans, Elisabeth,1948-
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this thesis the incorporation of environmental quality variables into decision-making is examined in light of a case study. The focus is on how Boulder County, Colorado has responded to ground-water contamination resulting from a solid waste landfill within its jurisdiction. A descriptive model of environmental decision-making is developed and is used to analyze the major decision points which Boulder County faced during nearly twenty years of operations at the landfill. Three major criteria which affect environmental decision-making are analyzed. These are: the conflict between technical and institutional decision-making; the incremental nature of scientific decision-making; and the gap between an environmentally oriented decision and its implementation. It is shown that the incorporation of environmental quality variables into local government decision-making is many-faceted.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water resources development -- Colorado Boulder Region.; Water resources development -- Environmental aspects -- Colorado Boulder Region.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Dworkin, Judith M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn evaluation of environmental problems associated with local decision-making : a case study of Marshall landfill, Boulder, Coloradoen_US
dc.creatorEvans, Elisabeth,1948-en_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Elisabeth,1948-en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis the incorporation of environmental quality variables into decision-making is examined in light of a case study. The focus is on how Boulder County, Colorado has responded to ground-water contamination resulting from a solid waste landfill within its jurisdiction. A descriptive model of environmental decision-making is developed and is used to analyze the major decision points which Boulder County faced during nearly twenty years of operations at the landfill. Three major criteria which affect environmental decision-making are analyzed. These are: the conflict between technical and institutional decision-making; the incremental nature of scientific decision-making; and the gap between an environmentally oriented decision and its implementation. It is shown that the incorporation of environmental quality variables into local government decision-making is many-faceted.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Colorado Boulder Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Environmental aspects -- Colorado Boulder Region.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairDworkin, Judith M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213096068en_US
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