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Environmental Management

Informing the design and governance of a pro-poor payment for ecosystem services program in western Panama

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Duke, Esther Alice
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Colorado State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Colorado
  • ISBN: 9781124396552
  • Country: Panama

Human society depends on healthy ecosystems. Payments for ecosystem services (PES) have emerged as an incentive-based tool to protect and restore ecosystem-service flows, which are being degraded at regional and global scales. Through PES, users of ecosystem services pay landowners who supply these services through land management. This ....

Insiders versus outsiders: perspectives on capacity issues to inform policy and programmes

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Robins, L
  • Journal Name: Local Environment
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.1
  • Country: Australia

This paper informs policy and programme development for capacity building within the context of decentralised governance arrangements by examining stakeholder perspectives about capacity issues. The capacity issues of Australia's network of 56 community-based Boards, governing each of its designated natural resource management regions, are explor ....

Institutional reform in rural Australia: defining and allocating of property rights

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Gleeson T; Piper K
  • Editors: Mobbs, C; Moore, K
  • Journal Name: Property: rights and responsibilities: current Australian thinking
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642760780
  • Country: Australia

The current debate on the use of property rights as an instrument to progress ecologically sustainable development in rural Australia is circumscribed by agricultural fundamentalism, by commodification, and by command and control processes in rural programs. This reinforcing loop makes the creative processes that are essential to p ....

Insuring countries against natural disasters

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Clarke, Daniel J. Hill, Ruth Vargas
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) pool is a proposed pan-Africa drought risk pool that would insure against drought risk in Africa south of the Sahara. Donors and, to at least a notional extent, member countries would pay annual premiums. In return, if, for instance, satellite weather indexes call for a response to a severe drought, the pool would ....

Integrated analysis for a carbon- and water-constrained future: An assessment of drip irrigation in a lettuce production system in eastern Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Maraseni, TN; Mushtaq, S; Reardon-Smith, K
  • Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 111
  • Publisher: Academic Press Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 03014797
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Australian Government is meeting the challenge of water scarcity and climate change through significant on-farm infrastructure investment to increase water use efficiency and productivity, and secure longer term water supplies. However, it is likely that on-farm infrastructure investment will alter energy consumption and therefore generate co ....

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 ....

Kununurra Land Development Program

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Planning Western Australia
  • Publisher: Western Australian Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Kununurra, Western Australia

Kununurra has experienced a period of sustained growth in recent years flowing from increased investment in the Ord River agricultural industry, mining activity and growth of the Kimberley region as a tourist destination. The proposal to develop stage 2 of the Ord River irrigation scheme is expected to generate a significant increase in local de ....

Land of discontent: the dynamics of change in rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2000
  • Editors: Pritchard, B; McManus, P
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
  • Published Location: Kensington, NSW
  • ISBN: 0868405787
  • Country: Australia

This book explores the dynamics of change in contemporary rural and regional Australia. Each of the book's ten thematic chapters highlights and critiques a particular debate associated with recent discourse on the futures of rural and regional Australia. Chapters include an Introduction by Phil McManus and Bill Pritchard; The myths of modern agri ....

Landscape Analysis and Visualisation: Spatial Models for Natural Resource Management and Planning

  • Year: 2008
  • Editors: Christopher Pettit, William Cartwright, Ian Bishop, Kim Lowell, David Pullar, David Duncan
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Published Location: Berlin Heidelberg
  • ISBN: 9783540691686
  • Country: Australia

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Laying Down The Ladder: A Typology Of Public Participation In Australian Natural Resource Management

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Ross, A.H.; Buchy, M.; Proctor, W.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.4
  • Publisher: Environment Institute of Australia with Hallmark Editions
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

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Literature review: regional natural resource governance, collaboration and partnerships

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Oliver P (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Brisbane); Whelan J (Griffith University, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane)
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management
  • Published Location: Brisbane Qld
  • Country: Australia

The first part of a review of the literature to inform investigations on effective natural resource management (NRM) partnerships examines, inter alia, ecological theory and NRM and the scope of major NRM problems that confront Australia. Australian NRM problems are shown to be symptomatic of cultural maladaptation. Collaborative a ....

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 ....

Long-Term Efficacy of the Federal Conservation Reserve Program Relative to Feasible Agricultural Land-Use Alternatives and Free Market Competitive Viability

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Rogers, Duke
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Walden University
  • Published Location: United States -- Minnesota
  • ISBN: 9781124720784
  • Country: United States

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners designed to promote conservation of groundwater, topsoil, wildlife, and environmental preservation. CRP benefit, from a programmatic standpoint, is well documented in the academic literature. Less understood, however, is how individual program part ....

Lost in transition: Secondary school students' understanding of landscapes and natural resource management

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Kruger, Tarnya; Beilin, Ruth
  • Journal Name: Youth Studies Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 31, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

In 2007, a study titled 'Living in the landscapes of the 21st century' was conducted in 11 high schools in metropolitan and rural Victoria. The research team investigated Year 10 students' conceptions of landscapes in order to explore their understandings of natural resource management (NRM), including agriculture, food, land and w ....

Making capacity building meaningful: A framework for strategic action

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Robins, L
  • Journal Name: Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.42, No.5
  • Country: Australia

This paper aims to give practical meaning to 'capacity building' through (a) identifying a suite of practical measures, such as mentoring or best practice guidelines, that have been shown to or are considered to build human, social, institutional, and economic capital; (b) placing these measures within a broader systems framework; and (c) explori ....

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