Resident perceptions of the relative importance of socio-cultural, biodiversity, and commercial values in Australia's Tropical Rivers
Stoeckl, Neil, Welters and Larson for
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) and the National Water Commission (NWC), March 2012
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This report summerises the research findings on:
- the range and relative importance of 'values' (associated with water) held by different stakeholder groups across northern Australia;
- the willingness of different stakeholder groups to trade-off those values against different types of economic development; and
- methods that planners can use for eliciting, assessing, and measuring values and trade-offs for different stakeholder groups at an aggregate (planning area) scale.
There is a related fact sheet, please see:
This report has been produced as part of the sub-project Relative values of water for trade-offs, which is part of the Social and Cultural Values project for the Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment.