Tools for successful NRM in the Lake Eyre Basin : achieving effective engagement

Measham, Thomas G., Robinson, Cathy, Richards, Carol, Larson, Silva, Stafford Smith, Mark, & Smith, Tim (2009) Tools for successful NRM in the Lake Eyre Basin : achieving effective engagement. In Thomas, G. Measham & Lynn, Brake (Eds.) People, Communities and Economies of the Lake Eyre Basin. Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, Alice Springs, NT, pp. 125-170.

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This chapter was developed as part of the ‘People, communities and economies of the Lake Eyre Basin’ project. It has been written for communities, government agencies and interface organisations involved in natural resource management (NRM) in the Lake Eyre Basin (LEB). Its purpose is to identify the key factors for successful community engagement processes relevant to the LEB and present tools and principles for successful engagement processes. The term ‘interface organisation’ is used here to refer to the diverse range of local and regional organisations (such as Catchment Committees or NRM Regional Bodies) that serve as linkages, or translators, between local communities and broader Australian and State Governments. The importance of fostering and harnessing effective processes of community engagement has been identified as crucial to building a prosperous future for rural and remote regions in Australia.

The chapter presents an overview of the literature on successful community engagement processes for NRM, as well as an overview of the current NRM arrangements in the LEB. The main part of the chapter presents findings of the series of interviews conducted with the government liaison officers representing both state and federal organisations who are responsible for coordinating and facilitating regional NRM in the LEB, and with the members of communities of the LEB.

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ID Code: 68209
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Lake Eyre Basin, Economies, Communities, People, LEB, NRM, Resources, Regional
ISBN: 1741580900
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Desert Knowledge CRC
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2014 23:54
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 23:39

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