The recent presidential election has placed an exclamation point on the level of separation between citizens in our country. Discontent in the integrity of the electorate process was voiced as much or more than differences in political viewpoints. It is the growing diversity in opinion on deaf ears that has subdued our ability as a united people to find our common path and act on it.
Attempting to resolve our water problems has also resulted in many of the same shortcomings; a societal process riddled with the anti values of respect, responsibility and trust and an unclear common community water goal. Innovative thinking and a more flexible ideology would greatly benefit successful projects. Being heard and listened to by others of different opinion will lead to discovery of the common community goal for your water projects. Achieving project success requires maintaining a process that also satisfies common community values, and this is exactly the public engagement process of Operation Unite®.