Social Benchmarking to Improve River Ecosystems

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Cary, John and Pisarski, Anne (2010) Social Benchmarking to Improve River Ecosystems. In: Proceedings: IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, 19-24 September 2010, Montreal, Canada. International Water Association, London. (Unpublished)


To complement physical measures or indices of river health a social benchmarking instrument has been developed to measure community dispositions and behaviour regarding river health. In this paper the development of the social benchmarking instrument is described and results are presented from the first state-wide benchmark study in Victoria, Australia, in which the social dimensions of river health, community behaviours related to rivers, and community understanding of human impacts on rivers were assessed.

Item type Book Section
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Historical > FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9004 Water and Waste Services
Keywords ResPubID20027, ecosystems, human behaviour, river health, social benchmarking, stream condition
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