Social sustainability in dairying communities impacted by the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

  • Alston, Margaret (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Whittenbury, Kerri (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gosling, Aaron (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Through innovative research with people in dairy communities designated as especially vulnerable in the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan, this project will closely examine social sustainability and identify social supports to enhance positive adaptation and individual and community resilience in the Murray-Darling Basin. The proposed Basin Plan to reallocate water will have significant social consequences impacting disproportionately on smaller, agriculturally dependent communities. This research will further develop a conceptual framework addressing limits to adaptation in communities affected by environmental crises, provide social policy advice and ultimately help to build more resilient communities.
Effective start/end date17/02/1431/12/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD150,000.00
  • Gardiner Foundation: AUD150,000.00