Values towards waterways in south east Queensland: why people care

Jones, Natalie A., Ross, Helen, Shaw, Sylvie, Witt, Katherine, Pinner, Breanna and Rissik, David (2016) Values towards waterways in south east Queensland: why people care. Marine Policy, 71 121-131. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2016.05.027

Author Jones, Natalie A.
Ross, Helen
Shaw, Sylvie
Witt, Katherine
Pinner, Breanna
Rissik, David
Title Values towards waterways in south east Queensland: why people care
Journal name Marine Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-597X
Publication date 2016-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.05.027
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 71
Start page 121
End page 131
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract The management of waterways, including marine parks, typically centres on assessment of biophysical phenomena, whilst social dimensions are relatively neglected. The diverse ways people interact with and relate to aquatic environments are consequently overlooked in planning and management. This misses opportunities as people's decisions and actions have direct and indirect impacts on how natural systems function. Effective management requires appreciation of how people interact with these environments in order to tailor, and build public support for, management plans and ensure compliance. This qualitative study, using 30 semi-structured interviews, explores people's values towards Moreton Bay Marine Park and its tributary rivers in south east Queensland, Australia. The values offer a powerful means to understand the different ways people relate to these waters. The study found that these waterway environments provide people with a diversity of rich and meaningful experiences, and that individuals hold several values each; they are not discrete. Some types of value frequently occur together. These clusters of values suggest new ways of working with the public to achieve management goals of protecting and improving waterway environments.
Keyword Values
Environmental management
Moreton Bay
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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