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The export of fresh water from Deep Cove, Fiordland

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Show simple item record McGarry, Sharon 2012-06-13T23:40:10Z 2012-06-13T23:40:10Z 1995
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the use of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the management of preservation, conservation and use of resources in a national park. This study uses a comparative approach for analysing EIA procedures and administrative arrangements of two different proposals to export water from Deep Cove, one in 1984 prior to the government restructuring and the enactment of the Resource Management Act 1991, and the other in 1994. These processes are analysed to discover the extent to which they enhance rational decision making by providing information and incorporate people's values into the decision making process. In conclusion this study finds evidence to suggest that EIA of site-specific development in a national park does not allow for cumulative learning through the establishment of an information base. In respect to the incorporation of values, EIA does give legitimation to the input of values into the decision making process, but it is not an appropriate method for incorporating those values. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lincoln University en
dc.subject freshwater en
dc.subject Deep Cove en
dc.subject Fiordland en
dc.subject environmental impact assessment en
dc.subject national parks en
dc.subject conservation en
dc.subject water resource development en
dc.subject Resource Management Act 1991 en
dc.subject public participation en
dc.subject environmental protection en
dc.title The export of fresh water from Deep Cove, Fiordland en
dc.type Thesis en Lincoln University en Masters en Master of Science en
lu.thesis.supervisor Buhrs, Ton
lu.contributor.unit Department of Environmental Management en
dc.rights.accessRights Digital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan. en
dc.subject.anzsrc 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment en
dc.subject.anzsrc 050205 Environmental Management en
dc.subject.anzsrc 050209 Natural Resource Management en
dc.subject.anzsrc 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity en

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