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Investing in Sustainable and Resilient Rural Social Space: Lessons for Teacher Education

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: White, Simone; Lock, Graeme; Hastings, Wendy; Cooper, Maxine; Reid, Jo-Anne; Green, Bill
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

An opinion is presented that the relationship between teacher education and the sustainability of rural communities is reciprocal. Such a reciprocal relationship is explored using research findings of an Australian Research Council funded project (2008-2010) of schools and communities that identified sustainable practices concernin ....

Irrigation Australia Regional Conference

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ian Moorhouse, Iva Quarisa
  • Journal Name: Irrigation Australia: The Official Journal of Irrigation Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29 No. 2
  • Publisher: Irrigation Association of Australia
  • Published Location: Sydney
  • ISBN: 0818-9447
  • Country: Australia

Collection of Irrigation Australia's 2013 Regional Conference papers fron Griffith NSW on the 28-30 May. Report LocationClick here to access the full report ....

Is "Culture" Still Relevant to Regional Policy? Conclusions from DIAMONT, a European Union Research Project

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boesch, Martin
  • Journal Name: Mountain Research and Development
  • Journal Number: Vol.27, No.1
  • Publisher: Centre for Development and Environment Institute of Geography, University of Bern
  • Published Location: Boulder, Switzerland
  • Country: Europe
  • State/Region: Alps

The Alps, in the heart of Europe, are obviously an asset, but they also pose a serious challenge: some Alpine regions lag quite far behind economically, mainly because of the disadvantages of location. At the same time, their fragile ecological and cultural systems suffer from the unbalanced economic exploitation inherent in the "open access" pol ....

Limits to learning for developing a sustainable region: lessons from north-east Queensland

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Kelly, Gail; Blackstock, Kirsty; Horsey, Bronwyn
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Analysis of uncertainty is often neglected in the evaluation of complex systems (such as predictive models in hydrology or ecology, or environmental processes). Decisions and actions based on such systems may be error-prone for a variety of reasons, including lack of information, input errors or data variability. Research in uncertainty addresses ....

Living longer on the land : a health program that works : an economic evaluation of the Sustainable Farm Families program

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boymal, Jonathan; Rogers, Patricia; Brumby, Susan; Willder, Stuart
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741514916
  • Country: Australia

Rural and farming populations in Australia have above average rates of premature morbidity and mortality through heart disease, cancer and suicide. The Sustainable Farm Families (SFF) project is designed to influence farmers' behaviours with respect to health, safety and wellbeing. This report presents the results of an economic ev ....

Local adaptation responses in climate change planning in coastal Queensland

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zeppel, Heather
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

This paper reviews adaptation actions in climate change strategies by four urban Queensland coastal councils (e.g. Cairns, Gold Coast, Redland, and Sunshine Coast), and two community-based climate action plans for Bribie Island, and the Noosa Biosphere. The actions in these six plans are analysed for their adaptive response categories: Emphasisin ....

Managing our big rivers

  • Year: 2013
  • Journal Name: Public Administration Today
  • Journal Number: Issue 36
  • Publisher: Institute of Public Administration Australia, ACT Division
  • Published Location: Belconnen, A.C.T.
  • ISBN: 1832-0066
  • Country: Australia

The controversial Murray-Darling Basin Plan is now law. To open this series on water in our special 'Sustainability and Environment' edition of Today we invited the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to report progress. Report Location;dn=642225176371255;res=IELBUS ....

Managing the NSW Marine Estate: Purpose, Underpinning Principles and Priority Setting

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Marine Estate Management Authority
  • Publisher: New South Wales Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Almost six million people live within 50 kilometres of the NSW coastline. They and the rest of the NSW community plus the millions of domestic and international visitors enjoy the significant natural assets of the Marine Estate and generate billions of dollars each year for NSW and the Australian community. There are many varied commercial, ....

Mapping regional capacity

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Webb TJ; Curtis A
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The final report of a project to develop a method for mapping regional capacity to adopt more sustainable natural resource management presents a framework for the characterisation of regional community capacity for sustainable resource management. The framework identifies ten elements of capacity that span human capital, produced e ....

Mapping regional metabolism: a decision-support tool for natural resource management

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Birkeland J; Schoonveldt J
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642761078
  • Country: Australia

Natural resource management (NRM) at the regional level is an essential step towards sustainability and the revitalisation of rural and regional Australia. There is, however, a critical need for improved NRM decision making processes and techniques if those goals are to be realised. This report explores the potential to use materia ....

Motivating community based sustainable behaviour: Identifying barriers to sustainable behaviour and encouraging integrated community based approaches

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Armour, Kimberley
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Royal Roads University (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494468371
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: British Columbia

This research looks at the barriers to sustainable development Squamish, BC., a costal town that is in transition from a resource to non-resource based economy. Smart growth guiding principles have been used to shape the transitional processes; most plans however have yet to be implemented. Action research was used to guide this thesis, ....

Natural advantage: a blueprint for a sustainable Australia

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Krockenberger M; Kinrade P; Thorman R
  • Publisher: Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Published Location: Fitzroy VIC
  • ISBN: 0858021579
  • Country: Australia

A blueprint for sustainable management in Australia outlines the challenges and opportunities faced, and provides a strategic framework for using the environment to drive the economy. The key initiatives explored include development of a national approach to sustainability reform, a long term commitment to land and water repair, en ....

Natural resource management in the Burdekin Dry Tropics: social and economic issues

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Greiner R (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville); Stoeckl N (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville); Stokes C (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville); Herr A (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Townsville); Bachmaier J (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems,
  • Publisher: CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Published Location: Townsville Qld
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

A review of social and economic constraints to sustainable natural resources management (NRM) in the Burdekin Dry Tropics Qld identified a range of policy directions and actions to encourage wider adoption of sustainable NRM practices. In particular, the research identified the need to manage the social and economic pressures and d ....

Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce: Final Report

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce has been charged with finding new opportunities for economic development in northern Australia based on water availability and sustainability. It is to report on the potential impact of new development on water balance and quality, the environment, existing water users and the broader community. It ....

Northern Australian irrigation futures: providing new knowledge, tools and processes to support debate and decision making regarding irrigation in northern Australia

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Bristow KL (CSIRO Land and Water, Aitkenvale); Camkin J (CSIRO Land and Water, Wembley); Kellett B (Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures, Melbourne); Petheram C (CSIRO Land and Water, Aitkenvale); Cook F (CSIRO Land and Water, Indooroopilly)
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • ISBN: 1921253185
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

The Northern Australia Irrigation Futures project has been established as a collaborative arrangement between the Australian, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian Governments to provide new knowledge, tools and processes, including an overarching framework, to support debate on irrigation related issues in Northern ....

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