This project will apply recent advances in auction theory together with CSIRO’s experience of conservation tenders around Australia to develop principles for auction design that are capable of delivering efficient, coordinated outcomes across landscapes
Land & Water Australia has invested substantially over the years in both biophysical research and social and institutional research that have supported adaptive and sustainable agriculture. This knowledge base has helped Australian farmers to adapt in order to manage climate change, climate variability, biodiversity, water, land-use constraints and the wider expectations placed on farm families and rural communities.
Water allocation processes across tropical Australia are struggling with the question of how to acknowledge and protect Aboriginal values and interests in water-dependent ecosystems. Indigenous interests in environmental flows research and water resource policy have tended to be neglected; consequently Aboriginal people have rarely participated equitably in water management decision-making. This project examined international sociological approaches to environmental flow assessment and water management (more)...
The main hypothesis underlying this study was that judgments of equity or fairness are sensitive to context, but not in a random way. We designed a two-pronged approach for equity judgments regarding water allocation policies in Western Australia.