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Participatory Development of a Bayesian Network Model for Catchment-based Water Resource Management

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Chan, T.; Ross H.; Hoverman S.; Powell, B.
  • Journal Name: Water Resources Research
  • Journal Number: 46
  • Country: Solomon Islands

A participatory approach was used to develop a Bayesian network model for assisting integration of water resource management in the Kongulai catchment in the Solomon Islands. This catchment provides 40–60% of the water for Honiara, the capital, and management is complex, with sparse data and many competing uses including drinking, domestic, agr ....

Place-based Approaches to Regional Development: Global Trends and Australian Implications

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Tomaney, John
  • Publisher: Australian Business Foundation
  • ISBN: 9780980413885
  • Country: Australia

The new paradigm of local and regional development emphasises the identification and mobilisation of endogenous potential, that is, the ability of places to grow drawing on their own resources, notably their human capital and innovative capacities. This approach aims to develop locally-owned strategies that can tap into unused ....

Place-based approaches to rural economic revitalization: A public funding analysis and implications for the Alabama Black Belt

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Williams, David Sheldon
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Published Location: United States -- Alabama
  • ISBN: 9781124431291
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Alabama

Many rural areas in Alabama are underdeveloped and economically depressed. The Black Belt Counties are a subset within Alabama that tend to lag behind other counties and nationwide indicators for social and economic well-being. Targeted placebased policies for economic development and community improvement have resurfaced on the federal ....

Playing with fire? Bushfire and everyday life in changing rural landscapes

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Eriksen, Christine
  • Publisher: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Faculty of Science, University of Wollongong
  • Country: Australia

The severity of the January 2003 Canberra bushfires initiated a national enquiry on bushfire mitigation and management by the Council of Australian Governments. One of the core messages conveyed by the enquiry was a concern about community complacency, particularly in the rural-urban interface, that previous and subsequent enquiries and research ....

Population and Employment Change in Australia's Functional Economic Regions

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Baum, Scott; O'Connor, Kevin; Mitchell, William
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

This paper considers the issue of population growth and its impacts on employment change at a regional level. Specifically it addresses the question: What are the associations between shifts in population share and shifts in employment share across regional Australia and are we witnessing shifts in employment associated with the wi ....

Population and Migration: Understanding the Numbers

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Country: Australia

Includes population growth, fertility and mortality, overseas migration, geography of population growth, future population growth etc. Report Location ....

Projecting Small Area Statistics with Australian Microsimulation Model (SPATIALMSM)

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Vidyattama, Yogi; Tanton, Robert
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

'Think Global, Act Local' has become a theme for development planning of governments around the world. This is partly due to the increasing recognition of the importance of planning at a small area level. As a consequence, there is a need to derive estimates of socio-economic variables for local areas, and project these into future ....

Promoting rural/regional sustainability through the provision of a quality higher education experience

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ellis, Bronwyn; Watkinson, Julie; Sawyer, Janet
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.20, No.2
  • Country: Australia

The final stage of a longitudinal research project that focused on identifying the impact of a new university presence in a South Australian regional city is presented in this paper, which continues the account given at the 2009 SPERA Conference. The early stages comprised focus groups of stakeholders, staff involved, and students, and surveys of ....

Protecting Regrowth Vegetation in Queensland: A Case Study in Sustainable Land Management

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Lawson, Ben
  • Journal Name: Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The key aspects and features of Queensland's vegetation management framework to protect regrowth vegetation in Queensland are discussed. The innovative regulatory approach was undertaken after consultation with both conservation and rural industry groups, which allows landholders to manage vegetation sustainably on their properties ....

Protocols, particularities, and problematising Indigenous 'engagement' in communitybased environmental management in settled Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Carter, Jennifer
  • Journal Name: The Geographical Journal
  • Journal Number: 176
  • Publisher: Royal Geographical Society
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia

Many Aboriginal Australians in regional and urban Australia hold attachments to their homelands that have been compromised by policies of removal and dispossession. Government agencies and community groups have 'protocols' for engaging with Aboriginal communities, but these protocols have been transferred from remote parts of Australia ....

Quantifying the possible economic gains of getting more Australian households online

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Allen Consulting Group (ACG)
  • Publisher: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (the Department) has commissioned the Allen Consulting Group (ACG) to undertake this study to quantify the economic gains associated with increasing the number of Australian households connected to the Internet. Access to, and use of the Internet, is already central to the opera ....

Racism, Discrimination and Health Services to Aboriginal People in South West Queensland

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ward, Raelene; Gorman, Don
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 34, No. 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Social justice from an Aboriginal perspective is about treating everyone affordably with the same rights, access and opportunities, showing respect and embracing all cultures within the community. It is essential that services and organisations create an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and practices to ....

Reasons for Entering and Leaving Nursing: An Australian Regional Study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Eley, Robert; Eley, Diann; Rogers-Clark, Cath
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 28, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Objective: To compare and contrast the reasons that nurses and nursing students provide for entering and leaving nursing. Design: A quantitative cross sectional cohort design with online survey. Setting: Regional public health service district and regional university nursing school. Subjects: Nurses (n= 272) and nursing students (n ....

Reasons why Farmers Diversify: Northern Midlands, Tasmania

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Carla Mooney, Don Defenderfer , Morag Anderson
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742541631
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This RIRDC study of farm diversification in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania draws out the complex of factors that influence decision making about change. This region has been affected by the downturn in the wool industry and severe drought (now broken) over the four years preceding the study. These factors along with the recent availability of ....

Regenerating rural social space?: teacher education for rural-regional sustainability

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Reid, Jo-Anne; Green, Bill; Cooper, Maxine; Hastings, Wendy; Lock, Graeme; White, Simone
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Education
  • Journal Number: Vol.54, No.3
  • Country: Australia

The complex interconnection among issues affecting rural - regional sustainability requires an equally complex program of research to ensure the attraction and retention of high-quality teachers for rural children. The educational effects of the construction of the rural within a deficit discourse are highlighted. A concept of rural social space ....

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