Identifying Effective Policies

Policy-making is an art, not a science, and changing specific policies for improved lake basin management is part of a multi-step process.After identifying the parameters of the lake basin's physical system, and the roles of the various stakeholders within the system, the decision maker (actually, "decision making process" is a more accurate term but "decision maker" is used here for convenience) considers what is happening at present, what alternatives are feasible, and the overall objectives of improved management. These are the "goals" of improved lake basin management and the objectives toward which new, specific policies are put in place.

Identifying Effective Policies

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What policies are currently being implemented in your lake basin?

Is monitoring and enforcement effective?