8. The administration and the Congress should consider revising cost sharing formulas to promote the application of adaptive management principles.

Interagency Relations

Effective adaptive management often requires the participation of multiple federal and state agencies. Although there are examples of useful efforts in interagency coordination (e.g., the Upper Mississippi River Environmental Management Program), improvements in this realm are necessary to move toward more comprehensive management regimes that better link environmental monitoring, social and economic changes, and policy decisions.

9. The administration should strengthen federal interagency coordination mechanisms for large-scale water resources and coastal management efforts at both the national and regional levels.

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