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Oceans outfalls in Australia: economics, ecology, recreation and education


Blackwell, B and Iacovino, C, Oceans outfalls in Australia: economics, ecology, recreation and education, The 2009 ANZSEE Conference Proceedings , October 2009, Darwin, Australia, pp. 1-19. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


Abstract: Much has been achieved in Australia since the release of the Hilmer (Hilmer et al. 1993) report in 1993 and the ensuing mircoeconomic reform agenda. Some would argue this is the reason for Australia's resilient economic peformance in the face of the global economic downturn. However, our economic systems are not disconnected from our ecological, political, recreational or educational systems. Explaining current inefficiencies and inequities in the disposal of waste water in our society requires a transdisciplinary approach, one that considers all these disciplines and more. This paper provides a starting point for a more integrated approach, by considering the inequities and forgone opportunities, and the important role that education through awareness and physical experience brings to the decision table.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:ocean outfalls, water re-sue
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Other economics
Research Field:Ecological economics
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
UTAS Author:Blackwell, B (Dr Boyd Blackwell)
ID Code:60161
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2010-01-18
Last Modified:2010-01-20

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