Future scenarios for the Fitzroy River catchment: summary of key findings relevant to the WA Government Discussion Paper

Alvarez-Romero, Jorge G., Kim, Milena Kiatkoski, Pannell, David, Douglas, Michael, Wallace, Ken, Hill, Rosemary, Adams, Vanessa, Spencer-Cotton, Alaya, Kennard, Mark, and Pressey, Bob (2021) Future scenarios for the Fitzroy River catchment: summary of key findings relevant to the WA Government Discussion Paper. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

We summarise the significant components and findings from NESP project 1.6 (Multi-objective planning in northern Australia: co-benefits and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and cultural outcomes). In particular, we discuss results relevant to the Western Australia government's draft paper 'Managing water in the Fitzroy River Catchment – Discussion paper for stakeholder consultation'. Specifically, we provide comments regarding the seven components of the draft paper: (1) adaptive management, (2) policy on dams, (3) groundwater extraction, (4) surface water harvesting, (5) opportunities for Aboriginal economic development, (6) regulatory requirements, and (7) water development options posed by the WA government for the consideration by stakeholders.

Item ID: 69812
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: NESP; multi-objetive planning; land-use change; land-use planning; water planning; development; agriculture; mining; farming; grazing; pastoral; aquaculture; carbon farming; cultural tourism; water use; water allocation; biodiversity conservation; participatory scenario planning; conservation planning; natural resource management; stakeholder engagement; Traditional Owners; Indigenous Australians; Fitzroy River catchment; Kimberley Region; Western Australia; Northern Australia
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Copyright Information: © James Cook University, 2021. Future scenarios for the Fitzroy River catchment: summary of key findings relevant to the WA Government Discussion Paper is licensed by James Cook University for use under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia licence. For licence conditions see creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Funders: National Environmental Science Program (NESP)
Projects and Grants: NESP Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub Project 1.6
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 01:14
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 30%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management @ 40%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410402 Environmental assessment and monitoring @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180601 Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems @ 20%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1803 Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management > 180301 Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems @ 40%
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1902 Environmental policy, legislation and standards > 190211 Water policy (incl. water allocation) @ 40%
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