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Arbitration as a decision-making tool: The Tampa Bay water case.
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  • Rebecca A. Johns-Krishnaswami
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Rebecca (Johns) Krishnaswami

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2001
Date Issued
January 2001
Date Available
July 2014
Abstract
Rapid population and economic growth in the Tampa Bay region of Florida has severely affected fresh water resources. Plans to increase water supply have been opposed for their perceived failure to divide limited resources fairly between stakeholders and to protect the Bay ecosystems. A partnership among local governments and public agencies in 1998 attempted to end years of litigation over water rights and ecosystem protection, but failed to prevent arbitration over proposed withdrawals from the surrounding rivers. This paper examines the process of arbitration as a tool to negotiate complex interests in water. Under certain circumstances, arbitration may constitute a quality decision-making process.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Southeastern Geographer, 41(1), 117-135. DOI: 10.1353/sgo.2001.0000 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Johns, R.A. (2001). Arbitration as a decision-making tool: The Tampa Bay water case. Southeastern Geographer, 41(1), 117-135. DOI: 10.1353/sgo.2001.0000