Exploring elements for innovation in the Australian water sector

Kenny, Jillian L. (2016) Exploring elements for innovation in the Australian water sector. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis explores innovation as a means to achieving an enhanced level of sustainability in the Australian water sector. A modified Delphi study uncovered sixteen key elements centred around themes of 'community acceptance' and 'innovator effectiveness', that provide insights for immediate application within the sector to address impacts of climate change, population increases and resource scarcity. This exploratory research builds a foundational understanding of the components for change and innovation within the Australian water sector, and forms the underpinning for more specific lines of enquiry.

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ID Code: 93010
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kumar, Arun & Desha, Cheryl
Keywords: Australia, Delphi, exploratory, innovation, interview, sector, sectoral system, sustainability, water
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Mar 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2016 01:41

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