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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Sue
dc.contributor.authorTan, Poh-Ling
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Sharna
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:00:21Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:00:21Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-03-18T05:10:42Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-1694
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.02.007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49494
dc.description.abstractFor the first time in the Northern Territory's water management history it is facing the challenge of managing an over-allocated groundwater resource. Rapid rural residential and agricultural development in the Howard River catchment of Darwin's hinterland has increased competition for groundwater from the bore-field that supplements the capital's metropolitan water supply. This has generated tensions between different water users and precipitated a water allocation plan for the Howard East aquifer. Initial context analysis indicated a widespread lack of public understanding of groundwater systems and processes, leading to misconceptions about the origin of local groundwater resources, groundwater-surface water interactions, extraction rates and impacts. In addition there is a legacy of mistrust by some peri-urban community members of government-driven planning processes to manage groundwater resources. The main objective of this study was therefore to trial two planning tools suited to this context over a 15 month period: (i) an extended stakeholder analysis and (ii) the participatory development of a 3D visualisation model, via a process described as the participatory Groundwater Visualisation Tool (GVT). The tools assisted the water planning agency to better understand stakeholder needs and interests, contributed to popular scientific understandings of hydro-geological conditions and processes, as well as captured local knowledge and values in preparation for an open and effective planning process.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom22
dc.relation.ispartofpageto28
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Hydrology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume474
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental and Natural Resources Law
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180111
dc.titleTools to enhance public participation and confidence in the development of the Howard East aquifer water plan, Northern Territory
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTan, Poh-Ling
gro.griffith.authorJackson, Sue E.


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