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Land Use and Management

Solutions for waste management in regional and remote Australia: A compilation of case studies

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Regional and Remote Australia Working Group
  • Publisher: National Environment Protection Council
  • Country: Australia

Regional and remote communities in Australia face a number of challenges in managing waste and recovering and re-using resources. Challenges include access to markets for recyclables; distances and road conditions between towns and waste facilities and the recruitment and retention of staff. Each community is unique and there is no single soluti ....

Southern Rural Water Annual Report 2012-13

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Southern Rural Water
  • Publisher: State of Victoria
  • Published Location: Maffra, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Annual report by Southern Rural Water. Overview of governance, customers, stakeholders and financial report.  Report LocationClick here to view the full report ....

Spatial and temporal variability of farm size in China in the context of rapid urbanization

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Tan M, Robinson GM, Li X, Xin L
  • Journal Name: Chinese Geographical Science
  • Journal Number: 23:5
  • Country: China

During the last 30 years, China has witnessed rapid economic growth and dramatic urbanization, with about 1.2 × 10^7 rural people migrating annually into urban areas. Meanwhile, especially since 1995, the rural population has been declining, which is closely linked to land circulation and the increase in farm size in many villages. Increasing sc ....

Spatial impact of projected changes in rainfall and temperature on wheat yields in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Potgieter, A; Meinke, H; Doherty, A; Sadras, V O; Hammer, G; Crimp, S; Rodriguez, D
  • Journal Name: Climatic Change
  • Journal Number: 117.1-2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Netherlands
  • ISBN: 01650009
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales

Climate projections over the next two to four decades indicate that most of Australia's wheat-belt is likely to become warmer and drier. Here we used a shire scale, dynamic stress-index model that accounts for the impacts of rainfall and temperature on wheat yield, and a range of climate change projections from global circulation models to spatia ....

Spatially enabled bushfire recovery

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Potts, Katie Elizabeth; Bennett, Rohan Mark; Rajabifard, Abbas
  • Journal Name: GeoJournal
  • Journal Number: 78.1
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Wiesbaden, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 03432521
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Over the last decade growth in spatial information use for disaster management has been considerable. Maps and spatial data are now recognized as critical elements in each of the four phases of disaster management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The use of spatial information to support the phases of mitigation, preparedness an ....

Spreading Agroforestry for Sustainability: A Comparative View of Shandong and Sichuan Provinces

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Gwyther, Lindsay E
  • Journal Name: Journal of Forestry
  • Journal Number: Vol.104, No.6
  • Publisher: Society of American Foresters
  • Published Location: Bethesda, United States
  • Country: China
  • State/Region: Shandong, Sichuan

Facing severe ecological damages and a large population, it is imperative for farmers of the Sichuan Province to seek alternative land-use practices to optimize their production. Agroforestry, the union of agriculture, forestry, and/or livestock in one harmonious system, is one way verified to increase agricultural productivity and to b ....

Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zander, Kerstin K; Petheram, Lisa; Garnett, Stephen T
  • Journal Name: Natural Hazards
  • Journal Number: 67.2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 0921-030X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Coastal northern Australia is largely owned and occupied by Aboriginal people who are strongly connected to their traditional country. We assess the views of Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land on the impacts of climate change and their possible precautionary responses to both sea level rise and a potential increase in the intensity of tropical cycl ....

Storage rights and water allocation arrangements in the Murray-Darling basin

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Neal Hughes, Cheryl Gibbs, Astrid Dahl, Daniel Tregeagle and Orion Sanders
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture ABARES
  • Country: Australia

The ability to carry water over between years can increase the efficiency of water use if the rules governing water storage and water allocations are well defined. This report examines water right accounting rules in the Murray-Darling Basin, specifically rules around water storage (also known as carryover) and water allocation decisions. These r ....

Sub-regional planning in England: Neglected opportunity or unwanted complexity?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Roberts, Peter; Baker, Mark
  • Journal Name: The Town Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.75, No.3
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Published Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Country: United Kingdom

Set within a general discussion of the characteristics of sub-regional planning and development, this paper reports the results of recent research on the proposed arrangements for strategic planning at regional and sub-regional levels in the English regions. It also examines the characteristics of strategic planning at regional and sub- ....

Success Factors for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM): Lessons from Kenya and Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Measham, Thomas G; Lumbasi, Jared A
  • Journal Name: Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 52.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York
  • ISBN: 0920-4741
  • Country: Australia, Kenya

Recent concerns over a crisis of identity and legitimacy in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) have emerged following several decades of documented failure. A substantial literature has developed on the reasons for failure in CBNRM. In this paper, we complement this literature by considering these factors in relation to two succe ....

Surat Basin Future Directions Statement Final Report

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: Queensland Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Surat Basin is a region comprising established and strong communities supported by a robust and productive agricultural economy. Significant growth is being experienced in the region due to mining and extraction of extensive deposits of thermal coal and coal seam gas (CSG). The Queensland Government has had a unique opportunity to anticipate ....

Sustainable Resource Communities Policy Social impact assessment in the mining and petroleum industries

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Queensland Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The mining and petroleum industries are a vital part of Queensland’s economy, contributing over $16 billion to Queensland’s Gross State Product and employing over 30,000 people. This economic activity is underpinned by a titling and registration framework, which is administered by the Queensland Government, with over 6,700 tenures issued and ....

The changing nature of rural communities: policy-driven landuse change and the sustainability of rural communities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Stanley J
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Changes in land use across rural Australia have significant implications for rural communities, socially, economically, and environmentally. Some of the changes are driven by explicit Government policies which have the potential to change landscapes, alter local and regional economies and change social dynamics. This fact sheet pro ....

The Draft Basin Plan: Catchment by Catchment

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-921783-17-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales

The Basin Plan aims to balance the water needs of the environment and other uses, through the establishment of new limits (known as sustainable diversion limits, or SDLs) on the volumes of water use. Drawing on the best available information and advice, the Authority has: • assessed flow regimes at 122 environmental sites throughout the Basin ....

The Economic Benefits of Native Shelter Belts Issue 3/2015

  • Year: 2015
  • Author: Basalt to Bay Landcare Network Inc

The protection of existing native vegetation and the planting of shelterbelts may provide a multitude of productivity and biodiversity benefits for farming industries. The value of shelterbelts in raising agricultural productivity has been demonstrated in many countries suggesting potential improvements in crop yields (25 ....

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