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Examples of relevant groups

We pro­vide sev­er­al exam­ples here where the rel­e­vant groups are iden­ti­fied in ital­ics. In a riv­er whole sys­tem, cur­rent water pol­lu­tion may not affect all peo­ple in a water­shed equal­ly, but dis­pro­por­tion­al­ly impacts down­stream water users. Land con­ver­sion can impact many groups of peo­ple. For exam­ple, in a devel­oped coun­try con­text, cur­rent land con­ver­sion for high end hous­ing devel­op­ment may ben­e­fit upper class res­i­dents and cre­ate jobs for con­struc­tion work­ers, but reduce pub­lic access to park land for local res­i­dents, and may espe­cial­ly block access for recre­ation­al or sub­sis­tence fish­ing by low-income res­i­dents. In a devel­op­ing coun­try con­text, ille­gal log­ging may be pro­vid­ing illic­it income to tran­sient res­i­dents, while low­er­ing access to fuel­wood and lim­it­ing income and resources for local women, and reduc­ing access to med­i­c­i­nal plants for local com­mu­ni­ties. Being as spe­cif­ic as pos­si­ble in this stage will help iden­ti­fy key stake­hold­er groups, and will help in the gen­er­a­tion of strate­gies in the next step.