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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 ...
The future of thermal power generation in New Zealand
(Lincoln University & University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management, 1990-07)
This study focuses on a potential conflict between economic policy and environmental policy in New Zealand. On the one hand, New Zealand has an economic policy of deregulation; on the other, an environmental policy aimed ...
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 ...
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 ...
Concepts of value: a multidisciplinary clarification
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management., 1990-09)
Concepts of value are used in a wide variety of contexts and meanings in philosophy. Philosophers differ substantially in their meta-normative assumptions, as well as in the normative theories developed on the basis of ...
Environmental indicators for state of the environment reporting
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management, 1990-08)
Natural resource accounting - an overview from a New Zealand perspective with special reference to the Norwegian experience
(Lincoln University & University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management, 1990-09)
Early in 1989, the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment commissioned a small research project in order to set directions for work on natural resource accounting in this country. Three recommendations were made in the ...
Water: towards a bicultural perspective
(Lincoln University & University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management., 1990-10)
The research presented here was commissioned by the Centre for Resource Management because a need was perceived for written material that might guide managers as well as users of resources about topics Maori. Legislative ...
Transport fuels in New Zealand after Maui: lignite on the back burner
(Lincoln College and University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management., 1990-07)
The greenhouse effect is perhaps the major global environmental issue we face at the end of the twentieth century. It is a peculiarly intractable problem for various reasons. Scientific opinion is divided so policy makers ...
Managing competition: a survey of methods for allocating scarce resources
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management. Lincoln University / University of Canterbury, 1990-06)
The essence of resource management is determining the optimal rates of use and allocation of scarce resources. However, a problem arises in determining what optimality means. Often the resource management agency uses ...