Systemic and adaptive water governance: lessons for Australia from China adn South Africa

  • Ison, Raymond (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Langford, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wei, Yongping (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Colvin, John (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Feng, Qi (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Australia's water environment is in a state of crisis. Most of the crisis can be traced back to ineffectual water governance, and this has been recognised by our partner organisations. This project aims to provide a systemic and adaptive water governance mechanism at catchment scale. This will be developed by innovative interaction between whole-of-catchment modelling and social learning through comparative and parallel research in Australia, China and South Africa. The results will contribute to the body of knowledge on water governance for sustainable water use. This will produce significant environmental, social and economic benefits to Australia. Internationally, reflective learning will provide an opportunity to see other choices.
    Effective start/end date4/01/1031/12/12


    • Australian Research Council (ARC)