Australia's Murray–Darling basin (MDB) water plan is an ambitious attempt to balance ecological, social and economic benefits, where a key aspect of the reform process has been recovery of water for environmental use. This paper focuses on a set of initiatives established by a
local non-governmental organisation and an Indigenous community designed to engage with local values and priorities and incorporate them into this complex river basin governance system. Contrary to expectations that local and basin-scale interests and outcomes will diverge, the case studies
reveal the ability for local groups to collaboratively manage both land and water resources to achieve locally important outcomes, and contribute to basin-scale outcomes. The analysis also highlights a progressive style of community-based environmental management for water management that
utilises multiple institutional arrangements and planning pathways to protect the values that are important to local communities, and to nest those values within the broader effort to sustainably manage the basin's water resources.
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integrated water planning and management;
monitoring and evaluation;
Document Type: Research Article
Land and Water Flagship, CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia
Department of Political Science and Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Land and Water Flagship, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
Publication date: December 2, 2015
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