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1464: Information resources for catchment management

This paper is summarised from Demonstration Test Catchments (DTC) Note No. 01 ‘Creating and applying robust information resources for catchment management’.

Year of Publication2012

This paper contains useful pointers about communicating with farmers and policy makers more generally as well as in relation to catchment management. If the complex challenges of water catchments are to be managed effectively different types of knowledge must be brought together. Research that only uses natural science may miss the real issues if it is human actions that are the source of the problem. Knowledge exchange is more complex than knowledge transfer but it can be longer term and richer. Information needs to be accessible. There should be better funding for knowledge exchange, which is generally not included in research grants.

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