The role of engagement, collaboration and co-learning in delivering system harmonisation

Jeff Camkin, Glen Starkey, Keith Bristow, Paul Martin, Jacqueline Williams, Basant Maheshwari, Bruce Simmons, Hector Malano, Brian Davidson, Muhammad Hafeez, Jennifer McKay

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Abstract

Recent world experience has increased awareness of the risks and consequences of water use decisions and the need for a new approach to decision-making that places greater emphasis on the involvement of local communities and communities of interest. Dealing with complexity, uncertainty and risk emerges as a shared need and responsibility for government and communities, highlighting the importance of mutual learning, shared knowledge and systems thinking. Local knowledge and effective long-term policy-stakeholder-research partnerships can support social learning and a more adaptive and resilient approach to irrigation, water and catchment management. In this paper we discuss challenges and successes the Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures (CRC IF) System Harmonisation program experienced working with five irrigated regions across Australia. We also draw from these different regional experiences some common lessons for harmonising irrigation systems and confronting complex water challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOne Water Many Futures
Subtitle of host publicationIrrigation Australia
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherIrrigation Australia
Pages21
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAustralian Irrigation Conference, Jointly run by Irrigation Australia and Irrigation Futures - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 08 Jun 201011 Jun 2010

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Irrigation Conference, Jointly run by Irrigation Australia and Irrigation Futures
CountryAustralia
Period08/06/1011/06/10

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