Land & Water Australia. 2010. Land & Water Australia Legacy Conference. [Online] (Updated November 19th, 2010)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/3771 [Accessed Tuesday 12th of March 2013 01:50:03 PM ].
Knowledge for Managing Australian Landscapes, Shine Dome, Canberra 18-19 May 2010
This conference explored the knowledge that Australia needs to better manage its natural resources in an increasingly challenging policy, social and biophysical context.
It did so through the lens of the research portfolio of Land & Water Australia. Leading Australian researchers and NRM practitioners were asked to distil the lessons from the 1800 or so projects/programs funded by LWRRDC/LWA over the last 20 years.
The conference considered the specific knowledge content and remaining gaps in four broad themes as outlined below, and also how best to procure, coordinate and manage the associated research activities and outputs.
Triple Helix Consulting, in conjunction with the Australian River Restoration Centre, convened, organised and under-wrote this conference.
The Australian Academy of Science generously provided its magnificent Shine Dome at no cost.
The conference dinner on 18 May at University House at the Australian National University was addressed by the Hon John Kerin AM, former Minister for Primary Industries and Energy.
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Over the twenty years 1990-2009, the people at Land & Water Australia learned and contributed a great deal in terms of science and policy understanding about managing Australian landscapes. They also learned a great deal about the business of investing in collaborative applied research, development and extension.
These insights are reflected in the following publications:
- The Getting of Knowledge: a guide to funding and managing applied research
- The Australian NRM Knowledge System: an analysis of how well current arrangements generate and organise the knowledge needed for Australia to manage its natural resource more wisely
- Knowledge for Managing Australian Landscapes (PDF): a comprehensive analysis of the knowledge needed for sustainable natural resource management in Australia and areas for improvement.