Exploring alternative development futures for the Fitzroy catchment through participatory scenario planning

There are various development plans for the Fitzroy River catchment. Proposals for new developments include irrigated agriculture, increasing livestock production, payment for ecosystem services (e.g. carbon farming), extraction of mineral resources, tourism and many others.

The scenario planning exercise aims to create a shared space for constructive and objective conversations about the future development of the Fitzroy River catchment. Through this process, we aim to develop common understandings about different development options for the region and systematically explore the possibilities, as well as the potential outcomes of different development trajectories.

Project facts

Australia

Western Australia

2019

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Jorge G. Alvarez-Romero

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Exploring alternative development futures for the Fitzroy catchment through participatory scenario planning

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Álvarez-Romero, J.G., Kiatkoski Kim, M., Pannell, D., Douglas, M.M., Wallace, K., Hill, R., Adams, V.M., Spencer-Cotton, A., Kennard, M., Pressey, R.L. 2021. Multi-objective planning in northern Australia: co-benefits and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and cultural outcomes. Final report to the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Álvarez-Romero, J.G., Kiatkoski Kim, M., Buissereth, R., Pressey, R.L., Panell, D., Douglas, M.M., Spencer-Cotton, A. 2021. Looking back to look forward: a timeline of the Fitzroy River catchment. Report to the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Kiatkoski Kim, M., Álvarez-Romero, J.G., Wallace, K., Pannell, D., Hill, R., Adams, V.M., Douglas, M., Pressey, R.L., 2021. Participatory multi-stakeholder assessment of alternative development scenarios in contested landscapes. Sustainability Science. doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01056-0

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