Aims:
  • Review and assess the current national mix of hierarchical, market and network-based frameworks in Australia for addressing complex issues such as water-sensitive cities
  • Assess the available international range of models emphasizing bridging, transition and incentives-based governance for water-sensitive cities
  • Assess best-practice approaches for evidence-use in innovative strategy development and the organizational requirements for evidence-based innovative development of water-sensitive cities strategies
  • Review and develop new models for effective partnerships and networks for knowledge development and capacity building
  • Identify best-practice governance models for local and regional scales

Better Governance for Complex Decision-Making

This project is part of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and seeks to engage with the governance challenges of sustainable urban water management.

This project analyses problems and challenges that are central for understanding and addressing the impediments to development of policy and governance arrangements for water-sensitive urban design innovation and implementation.

Such problems include those associated with hierarchical models of policy and planning; the insufficiency of models to deal with all the full range of diverse connected issues; and the lack of organizational capacity and authority to undertake long-term strategic policy development for policy governance.

Project Value: 
$430 450.00
Funding: 
CRC Water Sensitive Cities
Partners: 
Monash University, University of Western Australia
Date: 
2012 to 2016
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Professor Brian Head (brian.head@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • Review and assess the current national mix of hierarchical, market and network-based frameworks in Australia for addressing complex issues such as water-sensitive cities
  • Assess the available international range of models emphasizing bridging, transition and incentives-based governance for water-sensitive cities
  • Assess best-practice approaches for evidence-use in innovative strategy development and the organizational requirements for evidence-based innovative development of water-sensitive cities strategies
  • Review and develop new models for effective partnerships and networks for knowledge development and capacity building
  • Identify best-practice governance models for local and regional scales
Cluster: 
Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Sustainability
Resource management
Water management
Number: 
ISSR050426