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Status and good practice in Australian NRM governance. Report No.5, Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance

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Davidson, JL and Lockwood, M and Griffith, R and Curtis, A and Stratford, E (2008) Status and good practice in Australian NRM governance. Report No.5, Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance. Project Report. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.

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Abstract

Environmental degradation, including biodiversity loss and water quality decline, is a major problem facing Australia. Regional delivery of natural resource management (NRM) is the main mechanism for addressing such issues. Yet we lack fundamental understandings about the effectiveness and quality of regional NRM governance. Governance involves consideration of issues such as authority, accountability, representation, and consultation. It is a key determinant of the capacity of regional NRM institutions to make effective decisions and deliver outcomes. This interdisciplinary and collaborative project was conceived to assess the effectiveness of regional NRM governance and to develop a standard for goodpractice NRM governance. The work focuses on nine NRM regions in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. The objectives are to: 1. establish a theoretically robust understanding of good NRM governance; 2. develop a set of principles for good NRM governance; 3. describe NRM governance arrangements and structures, with particular reference to our nine partner regions; 4. assess the quality of NRM governance in our nine partner regions, as well as the state and national levels, against our governance principles and related themes; 5. to offer good practice guidelines for NRM governance; and 6. develop a standard for good NRM governance that can be used to benchmark and track governance performance.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-1-86295-451-9
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2009 00:44
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:56
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8415
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