Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas University

Resources for Water Advocates

Guide for high school students researching to educate citizens of Kansas about water issues and conservation practices.


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Welcome to the Water Advocate's Research Guide!  This guide is designed to help you learn how to research and present on local water issues. If this guide does not have the information you are looking for, don't hesitate to  Ask A Librarian  for help any time during the Libraries' service hours.


The Advocacy Cycle

As you plan advocacy projects, consider following something like this Advocacy Cycle. Below we mapped several of the research resources in this guide to the process described in this cycle.graphic of advocacy cycle

Steps in the Advocacy Cycle

  1. Identify and analyze the issue
    • Research Basics >> Getting Started >> Lessons >> Ask the Right Questions
  2. Set the goal and objectives
  3. Identify the stakeholders and decision makers
  4. Define the message and the "ask"
  5. Set your timeline
  6. Assess the resources, choose tactics and implement
  7. Monitor, evaluate, and share

Background Information

Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE) has published the following relevant introductory reading for your research. Find more resources from KSRE on the Water Websites page of this guide.