Working knowledge for collaborative water planning in Australia’s Wet Tropics region

Robinson, Catherine, Taylor, Bruce V., Vella, Karen, & Wallington, Tabatha (2014) Working knowledge for collaborative water planning in Australia’s Wet Tropics region. International Journal of Water Governance, 2(1).

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Abstract

Cooperation between multiple environmental decision-makers and activities is necessary to address the impacts of diffuse sources of agricultural pollution on the water quality entering Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Water planning efforts requires available knowledge to inform this co-operative water program implementation and reform. This paper uses knowledge sharing, translation and feedback features of collaboration as a way to assess knowledge work practices during key phases of the water planning process. This enabled a systematic review of knowledge work practices in partnership with collaborative water planning groups established to inform water quality program investment decisions in the GBR’s Wet Tropics region. This research builds on the growing academic and policy interest in the conditions required to enable different types of knowledge to be successfully used for policy-making by focusing on when, how and why knowledge work to meet these conditions is required.

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ID Code: 69373
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Joint Knowledge Production, Water Planning, Collaborative Environmental Governance, Watershed Management, Great Barrier Reef
DOI: 10.7564/13-IJWG4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Baltzer Science Publishers
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2014 03:44
Last Modified: 04 May 2015 21:51

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