This past June 2012, Andrew Dutterer presented his research and served on a panel discussion at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM). This year’s ISSRM marked the 18th annual event and was sponsored by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Andrew presented a research project that he has been working on with PPPM Professor and Department Head, Richard Margerum. Their research examines the limitations of collaboration as an approach to natural resource management at the policy level. Specifically, their work focuses on a case study of collaborative water resource management in Northern California from 1994-2007, known as CALFED. Spanning five days, the conference included several keynote speeches and presentations from hundreds of academics and practitioners in the natural resources field from around the world. The 2013 ISSRM will be held in Estes Park, CO, and will feature Rajendra Kumar Pachauri as the primary keynote speaker (Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
Andrew Dutterer is a second-year Master’s student in the Environmental Studies program. His interests focus on watershed management and water policy.