Contested knowledge: Government and landholders perceptions of climate change and water reform

Anna Lukasiewicz, Kathleen Bowmer, Penelope Davidson, Geoff Syme

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Abstract

Self-interest and ignorance is often identified as the motivation for climate change scepticism by those concerned with developing policy to adapt to it. However, a study of social justice in rural water reform has found that competing types of knowledge ('local' and 'scientific') are at the core of opposing views on the impacts of climate change. This means that scepticism can only be addressed by integrating local knowledge into scientific advice, through three way communications of scientists, policy makers and landholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater and Climate
Subtitle of host publicationPolicy Implementation Challenges
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherNational Committee of Water Engineering
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventPractical Responses to Climate Change - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 01 May 201203 May 2012

Conference

ConferencePractical Responses to Climate Change
CountryAustralia
Period01/05/1203/05/12

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