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dc.contributor.authorHughey, Kenneth F. D.en
dc.contributor.authorSinner, J.en
dc.contributor.authorBooth, K.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-28T03:37:25Z
dc.date.issued2011-08en
dc.identifier.citationHughey, K. F. D., Sinner, J. & Booth, K. (2011). RiVAS and RiVAS+: Opportunities for application of a multi-criteria river value assessment system approach which considers existing and potential states. New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, 25-26 August 2011. Nelson, New Zealand: New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5197
dc.description.abstractThe River Values Assessment System (RiVAS) uses a combination of expert panels and multi criteria analysis to identify primary attributes (or main features) of river values (e.g., whitewater kayaking, native birds) and their key indicators. The resulting data set is used to rank rivers for their existing (instream) and potential (out-of-stream) significance. The RiVAS method has been applied to seven values and tested across a range of councils with most focus in Tasman District. The tool has demonstrated utility and is very cost effective to implement. Further development has now led to RiVAS+ to consider potential significance for instream values, using the same attributes and indicators, and also identifying the interventions needed to achieve these potential future states (e.g., water quality improvements, willow removal, increased flows). RiVAS+ enables instream uses to be considered on the same basis as out-of-stream opportunities. RiVAS+ can be undertaken more-or-less concurrently with RiVAS and enables a range of applications. First, it allows decision makers to gain an understanding of the difference between existing relative importance or significance of a value and its potential (if restored or developed). Second, it enables better evaluation of potential restoration or development options in a range of circumstances including where water resource development is planned. Finally, with further input it might be possible to quantify the cost of the interventions which would then allow better consideration of mitigation and other options in resource management policy and decision making processes. In this paper we demonstrate the method and the opportunities.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Societyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society - http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/115406/2/hughey%20Paper.pdfen
dc.rightsCopyright by author(s). Readers may make copies of this document for non-commercial purposes only, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copiesen
dc.source2011 New Zealand Agricultural & Resource Economics Society (Inc.)en
dc.subjectinterventionen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectriver valuesen
dc.subjectprioritisation systemen
dc.subjectexistingen
dc.subjectpotentialen
dc.subjectexisting and potentialen
dc.subjectinterventionsen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Economics and Policyen
dc.titleRiVAS and RiVAS+: Opportunities for application of a multi-criteria river value assessment system approach which considers existing and potential statesen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
pubs.finish-date2011-08-26en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 2011 New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Tahuna Conference Centre – Nelson, New Zealand. August 25-26, 2011.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/115406/2/hughey%20Paper.pdfen
pubs.start-date2011-08-25en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1659-5331
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