5: Community participation in waterway management

Details Key social research projects to drive effective community engagement in waterway protection and restoration programs, such as exploring community understandings of water in the landscape and perceptions of waterways in Melbourne, improving community engagement through volunteer work on waterways, and the social benefits of river restoration and waterway improvement works.

 
Outcomes Increased understanding of effective approaches to improve community engagement and participation in waterway protection and restoration.

Theme Leader Stephanie Lavau
Research projects 5.1 – Effectiveness of alternative community engagement strategies
5.2 – Making incentives matter: understanding the effectiveness of incentives in stimulating community waterways practices
5.3 – Community values for Melbourne Water’s biodiversity assets
5.4 – Community participation in waterway protection and restoration

More information on these projects can be found here