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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodney A
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Kelly S
dc.contributor.authorCochrane, Jessie
dc.contributor.authorBeal, Cara D
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:47:16Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:47:16Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su11020427
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/383007
dc.description.abstractIndigenous peoples living in remote areas are often reliant on Governments for essential services and local economic development opportunities. Collaboration and partnership in resource planning and management is espoused as an approach that can provide multiple benefits for all stakeholders including more robust and long-lasting decisions, relationship-building and trust between government and community members as well as capacity building and empowerment of citizens. In Australia however, little evidence from the remote Indigenous community context is available to inform successful collaborations. This paper presents novel research using thematic analysis of practitioner interviews and document review to analyse the current situation of service-provider- remote community engagement and collaboration for sustainable water and energy management. An adapted typology of Indigenous engagement is applied as an analytical framework, categorising water and energy management initiatives according to four key types, each with varying levels of collaboration and implications for sustainable water and energy. Application of the typology shows that technocratic approaches to community engagement continue to dominate this space as collaborative processes are constrained by a range of institutional, governance, technical and cultural factors. The findings have implications for research, policy and practice, and point to a need for a systemic approach to address barriers and facilitate genuine collaboration.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto30
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSUSTAINABILITY
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode12
dc.titleCollaborating for Sustainable Water and Energy Management: Assessment and Categorisation of Indigenous Involvement in Remote Australian Communities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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gro.griffith.authorBeal, Cara D.
gro.griffith.authorStewart, Rodney A.


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