Understanding the social context of land-use in the Boorowa catchment

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Researchers from Charles Sturt University (CSU) have worked with DPI researchers, the former Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (now Local Land Services) staff and other partners during 2005-07 to undertake a project that:

  1. identified the social impacts of current land-use change in the Boorowa catchment at both the landholder and community scales;
  2. identified feasible and socially acceptable pathways to achieving the change in land-use required to manage land degradation, with a focus on dryland salinity;
  3. constructed and refined an effective and efficient methodology for assessing the social and economic impacts of changes in land-use at the catchment scale, for potential application in other catchments.

There are four sections in this report:

  • Section 1. Socio-economic profile of the Boorowa catchment
  • Section 2. Socio-economic profile of landholders in the Boorowa catchment
  • Section 3. Indicators of the social dimension of land use
  • Section 4. Conclusion


Published: 01 Jun 2007