Watering wetlands, Impediments and challenges to the transfer of knowledge between wetland managers and scientists
Land & Water Australia. 2009. Watering wetlands, Impediments and challenges to the transfer of knowledge between wetland managers and scientists. [Online] (Updated July 1st, 2009)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/3495 [Accessed Tuesday 22nd of October 2013 06:59:55 AM ].
The degradation of Australia’s wetlands has brought into sharp focus the need to manage factors such as altered flow and water regimes. Exchanging knowledge between wetland managers and wetland scientists and putting knowledge into practice is an essential part of this management.
Yet environmental watering of wetlands is a relatively new type of intervention, especially where engineering infrastructure is used. It is largely restricted to south eastern Australia. Thus, while there is considerable knowledge about biophysical responses to water regimes in wetlands, there are few specific examples of wetland
watering from which we can draw practical experience.
This paper examines the effectiveness of knowledge exchange between scientists and wetland mangers regarding watering and the practical impediments that can govern the application of that knowledge.
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