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dc.contributor.authorEdmonds, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.editorCarroll, G. Deniseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-30T21:20:31Z
dc.date.available2013-01-30T21:20:31Z
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.isbn0-9794100-2-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/46043
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11, 12, and 13, 2011, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractPlacing value on river recreation can be difficult, and often times our rivers are valued for their “traditional” uses, such as transportation, irrigation, and water supply. However, more and more, economists are offering studies and concrete numbers of the economic benefits and local gains that can come from promoting river recreation in communities. One tool communities can use to promote recreation is a water trail, which is the river equivalent to a greenway. Water trails have been shown to be effective in bringing tourism, getting communities on their local waterways, and promoting conservation. Nontraditional economic valuations can demonstrate the benefits local communities can receive from natural attractions and amenitities. Rural communities often struggle to find ways to attract new residents and tourists. Several studies have shown that rural areas can benefit from emphasizing their natural amenities both in the tourism sector as well as increasing immigration to the area. Once the community realizes the economic benefits that the water trail is bringing to their town, the paddlers, residents and local governments will be much more likely to support the protection and conservation of the resource.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-307) or the other conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2011. Environmental Protectionen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectRiversen_US
dc.subjectEconomic benefitsen_US
dc.subjectRecreationen_US
dc.subjectWater trailsen_US
dc.subjectPaddle sportsen_US
dc.titleChallenging the Traditional Values of Our Rivers: a Case for Water Trailsen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia River Networken_US
dc.publisher.originalWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgiaen_US


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