A research process and criteria–indicators framework for developing indigenous freshwater ecosystem health monitoring

Gratani, Monica, Royee, Frank, and Butler, James (2016) A research process and criteria–indicators framework for developing indigenous freshwater ecosystem health monitoring. Cogent Environmental Science, 2. 1214228.

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Abstract

Indigenous Australians’ rights, interest and priorities for water management are currently recognised only to a limited extent in Australian water management policies and decision-making processes. Research has demonstrated that water monitoring based on the values, knowledge and interests of indigenous communities has empowered them in negotiating greater involvement in water management. We hereby present a case study focused on developing water monitoring that is an expression of an Indigenous Australian community’s interests and vision for management. The monitoring system takes the form of a set of criteria and indicators for freshwater ecosystem health. From the case study, we derive a research process aimed at developing similar criteria and indicator frameworks for water monitoring applicable in other collaborative community-based water monitoring research initiatives.

Item ID: 54541
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2331-1843
Keywords: indigenous environmental management; water quality monitoring; indigenous knowledge; traditional ecological knowledge; collaborative research; Wet Tropics; water management; ecological indicators; biocultural indicators; action research; water quality
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Funders: James Cook University, CSIRO, Marine Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF)
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 03:09
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 100%
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