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Risk management strategies for the long run use of resources: the impact of climate change on agriculture
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management., 1992-07)
This publication is the result of a research contract completed for MAF Rural Policy Unit in 1991. The brief was to develop a policy framework to assist in the analysis of the issues raised by climate change and the ...
A review of the literature pertaining to 'perceived' risk and 'acceptable' risk and the methods used to estimate them
(Lincoln University & University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management, 1990-05)
The concept of an acceptable risk is an integral part of modern society. However, when we attempt to determine what an acceptable risk is in a particular situation, we have to consider questions such as 'to whom is the ...
Genetic engineering in New Zealand: science, ethics and public policy
(Centre for Resource Management, 1991-06)
Genetic engineering is rapidly being acknowledged as an emerging technology that has immense potential to improve the health, living standards, economy and environment for New Zealanders. However, some aspects of the ...
Risk communication: the implications for risk management
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management., 1991-12)
This publication is part of a continuing research programme that seeks to examine aspects of risk and uncertainty with respect to environmental management. Previous reports and publications concentrated, firstly, on ...
Perception and evaluation of risks: findings for New Zealand and cross-cultural comparisons
(Lincoln University. Lincoln Environmental / Centre for Resource Management, 1996-05)
In a socio-psychological field study, perceptions and subjective evaluations of risky activities and environmental conditions were investigated in three countries: Germany, New Zealand and Australia. The aim of this ...
Public participation: its role in the management of the Waimakariri floodplain
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management., 1990-05)
Despite increasing investment in flood protection works over time in New Zealand the costs of flood damage have continued to rise. Research into this phenomenon resulted in the National Water and Soil Conservation Authority's ...
Risk as a criterion for determining environmental policy priorities
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management., 1992-08)
Environmental risk issues comprise a particular subset of this research with specific additional problems resulting mainly from the amount of uncertainty that usually surrounds environmental risk issues. This uncertainty ...
Public perceptions of risk from the Waimakariri River
(Lincoln University and University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management., 1990-05)
This information paper is the result of a request from staff of the North Canterbury Catchment Board and Regional Water Board for research that would enable them to incorporate public opinion in the Waimakariri Floodplain ...
Environmental decision making for groundwater systems
(Lincoln University. Lincoln Environmental / Centre for Resource Management., 1996-10)
All decisions that impact on the environment have technical, economic, social and cultural implications. To achieve our national goal of sustainable management, there is a need to develop and test environmental decision-making ...
Environmental risk assessment for New Zealand: a guide for decision makers
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management, 1991-07)