Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

CDU Staff and Student only

What kind of research and development is needed for natural resource management?

Campbell, B, Hagmann, J, Sayer, J, Stroud, A, Thomas, R and Wollenberg, E (2006). What kind of research and development is needed for natural resource management?. Water International,31(3):343-360.

Document type: Journal Article
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 3 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 3 times in Scopus Article | Citations

Google Scholar Search Google Scholar

ISI LOC 000246050900008
IRMA ID A00002xPUB53
Title What kind of research and development is needed for natural resource management?
Author Campbell, B
Hagmann, J
Sayer, J
Stroud, A
Thomas, R
Wollenberg, E
Journal Name Water International
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0250-8060   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-34247632738
Start Page 343
End Page 360
Total Pages 18
Place of Publication Carbondale
Publisher International Water Resources Association
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper presents a set of principles and operational guide lines for research and development (R&D) to better address natural resource management problems distilled in a series of workshops with more than 150 experts and practitioners. The principles and guidelines, a number of which relate to scaling issues, are illustrated with case studies from Zimbabwe and Indonesia. The former included research on watershed management for improved small-scale irrigation, while the latter focused on work with communities that had confronted logging companies, partly because of the negative impact of logging on water quality. The principles are grouped as follows: (a) learning approaches; (b) systems approaches, and (c) organisational models. Eleven operational guidelines for implementing the approach are suggested, arranged in three clusters: (a) working together; (b) establishing the institutional and organisational framework; and (c) improving the approaches to suit the task. The elements and strategies for two of these cornerstones (collaborative partnerships and scaling-up and scaling-out) are illustrated to indicate the quality needed to achieve appropriate implementation of the R&D approach.
Keywords social learning
participatory action research
adaptive management
innovative organisations
operational guidelines
research and development
systems approaches
DOI   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 215 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 08 Sep 2008, 16:16:22 CST