Communicating stakeholder priorities in the Great Barrier Reef region

Larson, Silva (2009) Communicating stakeholder priorities in the Great Barrier Reef region. Society & Natural Resources, 22 (7). pp. 650-664.

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Preliminary results of a survey investigating individual wellbeing of residents in the catchments of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia are presented. The wellbeing factors were grouped into domains of: Society, representing family and community issues; Ecology, representing issues related to the natural environment; and Economy, dealing with economic issues and provision of services. The relative perceived importance of factors was quantified, allowing for a creation of Individual Wellbeing Functions. In the society domain, family relations and health were identified as the most important contributors to wellbeing. Water quality was the ecology domain factor that received highest scores, and health services and income were the most important contributors to the economic domain. The methodological approach used in this study has a potential to integrate ecological, social and economic values of local people into decision-making processes. The profiles of wellbeing thus generated would present policy makers with information beyond that available from standard data sources.

Item ID: 7905
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1521-0723
Keywords: Great Barrier Reef; individual well-being; regional assessment
Funders: CSIRO CSE, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, JCU School of Business
Projects and Grants: PhD thesis
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 04:38
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140213 Public Economics- Public Choice @ 34%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 33%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 33%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960609 Sustainability Indicators @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960703 Environmental Education and Awareness @ 50%
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