A vision for America's Great Watershed Report Card

Report cards can be part of a tiered approach to communicating results with varying technical detail. Our vision for this report card framework is based on goals identified in America’s Great Watershed Initiative and derived from principles of Integrated River Basin Management. The framework includes balanced information from Social, Economic, and Environmental sectors, and is intended to be transparent and clear. This example report card is intended to present one vision of a possible framework and communications tool. We enthusiastically seek feedback on how to improve the framework and values associated with the larger goals of America's Great Watershed Initiative. The general process for establishing the report card may follow the process as outlined in this document.


IAN Author(s)Heath Kelsey, Caroline Donovan, Brianne Walsh, Jonathan Kellogg, Bill Dennison, Alexandra Fries
Date Published2012-09-27
TypeReport Card
ProjectDevelopment of the Mississippi River Watershed Report Card
Location(s)Mississippi and Atchafalaya Plume
Mississippi River
Number of Pages6
Filesize4.2 MB
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