ALEXANDRIA, VA—August 22, 2010. IWR's Shared Vision Planning Team has published the report, "How to Conduct a Shared Vision Planning Process." The guide discusses what Shared Vision Planning is, how to set up and how to conduct a Shared Vision Planning process. It focuses on process issues, such as to follow, institutional relationships, mechanisms for involving stakeholders, and dispute resolution tools used.
Shared Vision Planning is described as a process for resolving water management disputes, because that is the context in which it is used by the Corps of Engineers. But the technique can be and has been used to address issues in other fields such as transportation and energy planning. IWR believes the approach has broad applicability.
This guide is intended for two audiences: (1) people with facilitation skills who would like to learn how to conduct a Shared Vision Planning process and have access to computer modeling expertise, and (2) people with skills in modeling who would like to learn how to use their modeling in a collaborative process.