Title

The Crystal River Payment for Hydrological Services Role-Play Negotiation Post-Workshop Interview Protocol

Abstract

Researchers designed and implemented an interview protocol for participants who engaged in a role-play negotiation during two stakeholder workshops. The workshops focused on payment for hydrological services (PHS) programs, where landowners are compensated for preserving forested land cover. The interviews were conducted in in (insert month/year in which interviews conducted) and aimed to understand in more depth which aspects of PHS program design participants consider important, and to evaluate a role-play as a method for learning among participants and for generating policy insights.

Introduction

Researchers designed and implemented an interview protocol for participants who participated in two stakeholder workshops in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The workshops focused on payment for hydrological services (PHS) programs, where landowners are compensated for preserving forested land cover. The interviews aimed to understand in more depth which aspects of PHS program design participants consider important, and to evaluate a role-play as a method for learning among participants and for generating policy insights. The interview protocol built on prior surveys conducted during the workshops (Urcuqui-Bustamente et al., 2021).

Four interviews were conducted in (insert month/year in which interviews conducted). Interviews were conducted in person, in Spanish and by a native Spanish-speaker. Recruitment aimed to engage different stakeholders who had participated in both of the two workshops, including representatives from governmental institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academia, industry, landowners receiving payments from PHS programs, including small private landowners, ejidatarios, and household water users who make payments to one of two local water agencies. Four workshop participants were interviews. This document aims to make the interview protocol and consent form openly available in English and Spanish to anyone who wants to build on this research.

The interviews were conducted as part of the project “Experimental Frameworks for Evaluating Net Effects of Hydrologic Service Payments on Coupled Socio-Ecohydrologic Systems in Mexico” funded by the USA's NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems (CNH) program (Grant No. 1313804). Additional funding for this survey research was provided by the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative. The University of New Hampshire Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research approved this study (IRB #: 7046; Study approval date: 10/25/18; First modification approval date: 11/5/18. Second modification approval date: 12/20/18).

Department

Natural Resources and the Environment

Publication Date

2021

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