This is a CORPS OF ENGINEERS FORT BELVOIR VA WATER RESOURCES SUPPORT CENTER report procured by the Pentagon and made available for public release. It has been reproduced in the best form available to the Pentagon. It is not spiral-bound, but rather assembled with Velobinding in a soft, white linen cover. The Storming Media report number is A244953. The abstract provided by the Pentagon follows: This reader, together with its companion volume, Public Involvement and Dispute Resolution - A Reader on the Second Decade of Experience at the Institute for Water Resources (IWR Report 98- R-5), documents the evolution, over a period of twenty years, of new processes by which governmental agencies reach decisions and resolve conflicts. The two readers focus primarily on the experience of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but are not intended to be just a compendium of case studies. Instead, they portray one agency wrestling with trends, demands, and pressures faced by all agencies with responsibilities related to natural resources in virtually the entire industrialized world. These readers are a communication from the Corps to other organizations: "This is what we've learned. This is what worked for us. Here are the tools we found helpful." Much of the material in the second reader (IWR Report 98-R-5) is drawn from materials developed in the late 1980s to early 1990s for the Corps Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, just as material in the first reader was drawn from the public involvement program in the 197Os and early 1980s. The second reader, however, also provides information on how the public involvement program has changed since the 197Os, and how its concepts are being used in new circumstances within the Corps.