Involving small groups of community members in local government decisions doesn’t mean the wider community will trust those decisions. Increasing trust may require engagement with greater numbers and diversity of residents. This research summary provides guidance to those seeking to engage community members and build trust.
Source: Does collaborative governance increase public confidence in water management? Survey evidence from Aotearoa New Zealand by Marc Tadaki, Jim Sinner, Philip Stahlmann-Brown, Suzie Greenhalgh. (Water Alternatives, June 2020)