Approaches to Managing Human Activity and Behaviour Change in Catchments

Background Report

Project:

Climate Change

Authors:

Deborah Kennedy, Assoc. Prof. Laura Stocker, Gary Burke

Published:

2009

This report assesses several different water catchment use and planning approaches to managing human activity and behaviour change.

Contemporary water management is characterised by increasing complexity and uncertainty. In recent decades, water catchments in the Southwest of Western Australia have been placed under increasing pressure from reductions in winter rainfall and rapidly growing population. Climate change impacts will continue to add further pressure and uncertainties. Current Australian management of land uses and activities in and around drinking water sources emphasises a need to reduce uncertainties through risk assessment and management planning.

The broad aim of this research report is to describe and assess several different approaches to managing human activity and behaviour change in the context of catchment use and planning.

How to cite:

Kennedy, D., Stocker, L., and Burke, G. (2009) Approaches to Managing Human Activity and Behaviour Change in Catchments. Curtin Sustainability Policy Institute. Perth.

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Study undertaken by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute for CSRR.