Understanding the human dimension of natural resource management is a pressing research and management priority of almost every current natural resource management policy and research and development agency.
Land & Water Australia currently funds a portfolio of indigenous-focused research encompassing eleven projects and two community fellowships across Australia. This report provides an overview of these research projects.
This is a project in progress factsheet for research project HAS13 of the Social and Institutional Research Program of Land & Water Australia
Much of the investment by the 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional bodies around Australia is targeted towards fostering change in practice by landholders. Therefore, there is value in the regions having good tools and processes to help them unde
Australian water policy and management are undergoing rapid and immense change in response to drought, technological advances, climate change and demographic and economic shifts. The National Water Initiative and the 2007 Australian Government water policy statements propose a fundamental shift in how Australians will use and manage water in the future. The implementation of the national water policy presents many challenges – the creation of water rights and markets, comprehensive water (more)...
Revisiting ‘good’ governance through an adaptive lens
This paper is an addendum to the Pathways to good practice in NRM governance Phase 1 series of reports and scholarly papers funded by Land & Water Australia from 2005 to 2008. As part of a second phase of the project, we undertook to
undertake a comparative analysis of the various natural resource management (NRM) audit and assessment instruments; and
test the applicability of our Standard (more)...