NWRI pioneered the application of the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) as a process for identifying, prioritizing, and developing approaches that address critical water issues.
The purpose of the NGT is to allow a group of experts to make decisions that cannot be made by one person alone.
At present, NWRI has held over 25 NGT workshops. Each 3-day workshop is facilitated by NWRI and underwritten by another organization(s).
NWRI provides resources and assistance in holding NGT workshops. Services include management, event planning, print-outs and/or publication development, registration, and event staffing.
Examples of workshop topics include:
- Hurricane Forecasting and Warning System
- Subsurface Monitoring Strategies
- Water Reuse Economic Framework
- Value of Water
- Calfed Bay-Delta Drinking Water Quality
- Seawater Desalination: Opportunities and Challenges
The end result of this workshop is a final report that documents the workshop in the participant's words. The workshop report is distributed to the workshop participants one week after the workshop.
If you are interested in working with NWRI to hold a workshop, please contact:
Executive Director, NWRI
Phone: (714) 378-3278