Aims:
  • elicitation and assessment of effective policy engagement strategies for scientists, practitioners, communities and professional networks
  • development of capacity-building strategies for improving evidence-based decision-making in contested knowledge and preference situations
  • development of methods for better reconciling scientific findings, expert opinion, policy making imperatives and community concerns entailing societal change
Outcomes:
  • Outputs will include:
  • training manuals to assist scientists/practitioners communicate their findings to decision makers
  • recommended governance structures effectively linking policy making with expert advice
  • and a ‘WSC learning circle’ model for holistic, interdisciplinary policy making to address wicked problems

Strategies of Influence for Water Sensitive Cities

This project is part of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and seeks to understand how political leaders and policy makers make the decisions that affect the implementation of water sensitive cities and enhance the capacity for influencing opinion formation and policy marking to facilitate progress towards water-sensitive cities.

Project Value: 
$133 613.00
Funding: 
CRC Water Sensitive Cities
Partners: 
Monash University
Date: 
2012 to 2016
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Professor Brian Head (brian.head@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • elicitation and assessment of effective policy engagement strategies for scientists, practitioners, communities and professional networks
  • development of capacity-building strategies for improving evidence-based decision-making in contested knowledge and preference situations
  • development of methods for better reconciling scientific findings, expert opinion, policy making imperatives and community concerns entailing societal change
Outcomes:
  • Outputs will include:
  • training manuals to assist scientists/practitioners communicate their findings to decision makers
  • recommended governance structures effectively linking policy making with expert advice
  • and a ‘WSC learning circle’ model for holistic, interdisciplinary policy making to address wicked problems
Cluster: 
Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Sustainability
Resource management
Water management
Environment
Number: 
ISSR050622