Water and conflict resolution: From smoke filled rooms to publication participation

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Abstract

Water policy and its implementation have generated much conflict during the last decade. Where once ‘powerful interests could do deals with politicians in smoke-filled rooms’, participation is now demanded by regional stakeholders. Fair processes are a prerequisite for resolution of conflict and for innovation in finding options and solutions (social learning). It is proposed that criteria are developed for achievement of interactive, procedural and distributive justice so that decisions are defensible when audited. The progress in water sharing in the Murrumbidgee Valley is presented as a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Australian Stream Management Conference. Australian rivers
Subtitle of host publicationmaking a difference
EditorsAndrea Wilson
Place of PublicationThurgoona, Australia
PublisherCharles Sturt University
Pages25-30
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780646474793
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralian Stream Management Conference - Albury, New South Wales, Australia, Australia
Duration: 21 May 200725 May 2007

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Stream Management Conference
CountryAustralia
Period21/05/0725/05/07

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