Barriers and Responses
- New Horizons in Environmental Politics series
Edited by Richard D. Margerum and Cathy J. Robinson
Chapter 6: Where has all the salinity gone? The challenges of using science to inform local collaborative efforts to respond to large-scale environmental change
AbstractThis chapter critically assesses how scientific evidence is used to guide and evaluate collaboration. Drawing on expertise in collaborative planning, hydrology and soil systems science, the authors trace the challenges in Australia of translating scientific data into informed and sustained on-ground, voluntary responses. The chapter highlights the challenges of introducing complex and uncertain scientific information into real-world collaborative decisions and on-ground actions. The chapter also highlights the importance of considering and debating science at the collaborative planning table, even if the information challenges fluctuating support for long-term, on-ground efforts to address broad and undesirable environmental change.
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