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dc.contributor.authorHughey, Kenneth F. D.en
dc.contributor.authorBaker, M. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-04T01:20:00Z
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.identifier.issn1172-0859en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3901
dc.description.abstractMany attempts over several decades have been made to develop priority lists of important rivers for different values (e.g., angling, kayaking, irrigation, native birds) in New Zealand. Apart from one or two of these most have lacked clear methods, have been data poor, have been ad hoc, and perhaps worst of all, have not been standardised to provide a method that could be applied to all values. It was within this context and with demonstrable Resource Management Act and related policy demands for such lists, that Tasman District Council sought to have a tool that would construct such lists developed. A review of the literature found that no method existed that could undertake this task, but that Multi Criteria Analysis provided a possible means forward. The River Values Assessment System (RiVAS) is a Multi Criteria Analysis based tool that enables any set of rivers to be prioritised for any specified value. The key elements of the tool are: It is expert panel based and uses the best available information – in some cases this will mean almost no quantitative scientific information (e.g., river swimming), while in others it will be mainly based on scientific data (e.g., native birds); The primary attributes and a key indicator of each for the value have to be identified and populated – these need to range from between 6-10 for manageability; Thresholds of high, medium, low relative significance need to be defined for each attribute’s indicator – these are then converted to numeric scales of typically 3 to 1 for high to low respectively; The sum of these numeric scores (sometimes weighted where particular criteria are more or less important than others) then forms the basis for the comparative importance ranking of this value between rivers; Predetermined criteria to define national, regional or local importance, or high, medium or low importance (depending on the value and related legal/policy issues) are then used to perform the ranking exercise; The end result is a list of ranked rivers (or segments depending on the value) for that value. The method has now been applied to multiple values in multiple regions, with a focus on repeat applications within Tasman District Council. This two volume report outlines the method used, provides a set of guidelines for its further implementation, and then provides multiple demonstrations of it in action. Through the course of these demonstrations the changes that have occurred are documented and all are consistent with the underlying method employed.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology as part of the project ‘Developing a significance classification framework for water body uses and values’ – funding was by means of several grants and we thank the Foundation for support via: Small Advice: • 532-TSDC40 Medium Advice: • 612-TSDC41 – Developing a significance classification framework for water body uses and values: Project scoping workshop • 894-TSDC69 – Significance assessment of river uses and values in Tasman • 898-TSDC70 – Significance assessment of hydro-electric power generation values of NZ rivers Tools: LINX0810 - Uses and values of water bodiesen
dc.format.extent1-124en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. LEaPen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. LEaP - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/3901en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLand Environment & People Research Reporten
dc.rights©LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand 2011 This information may be copied or reproduced electronically and distributed to others without restriction, provided LEaP, Lincoln University is acknowledged as the source of information. Under no circumstances may a charge be made for this information without the express permission of LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand.en
dc.subjectriver valuesen
dc.subjectassessment systemen
dc.subjectrecreational valuesen
dc.subjectRiver Values Assessment System (RiVAS)en
dc.titleThe river values assessment system: volume 2: application to cultural, production and environmental valuesen
dc.typeMonograph
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
lu.contributor.uniten
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dc.subject.anzsrc0502 Environmental Science and Managementen
pubs.editionNo. 24Ben
pubs.notesVolume 2 of a two volume work.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/3901en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1659-5331


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