Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
The field of public participation is a distinct, but yet unpolished facet within the public relations industry. While the purpose of and need for public participation are becoming increasingly clear, many remain unaware or unconvinced of its advantages. Likewise, even among those who endorse the necessity of public participation, its methods and strategies continue to be a mystery to most; One industry, in particular, that has recognized and embraced the benefits of conducting public participation is the water utility industry. The purpose of this thesis is to (1) crystallize the understanding of why public participation is a necessary and advantageous tool (2) to exemplify how to conduct public participation by providing both general guiding principles and a specific conceptual framework for program implementation.
Analysis; Development; Industry; Participation; Programs; Public; Water
Communication; Mass media; Civil engineering; Political science
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Holmberg, Marcia Lynne, "Public participation program development: An analysis of public participation in the water industry" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3368.