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dc.contributor.authorHughey, Kenneth F. D.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-28T03:42:37Z
dc.date.issued2012-08en
dc.identifier.citationHughey, K. F. D. (2012). RiVAS (and RiVAS+): Insights and lessons from 5 years’experience with the River Values Assessment System. New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, 30-31 August 2012. Nelson, New Zealand: New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Societyen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5202
dc.description.abstractThe River Values Assessment System (RiVAS and RiVAS+) are tools that enable regional councils and others to ‘objectively’ and systematically evaluate rivers in their regions for their relative importance across the range of river values (e.g., native birds, irrigation and tangata whenau). RiVAS (which assesses existing importance) has been applied to 11 values, and to a large number of these in each of three regions (Tasman, Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay). RiVAS+ (restoration potential) has had limited application. There are multiple insights from these applications. First, RiVAS and RiVAS+ are highly cost effective. At around $6000 per value-application councils obtain: a collaborative approach resulting in stronger relationships between councils and stakeholder groups; up to date (and user friendly and accessible) information on value-related data often never collected otherwise; lists of rivers ranked according to national (high), regional (moderate) and low (importance) using the same method; indications of where the best prospects for restoration activities exist; and information that is immediately useful in the broader policy making processes. The paper reports also on the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities associated with ongoing application of the tool.en
dc.format.extent1-16en
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/handle/136047en
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.sourceNew Zealand Agricultural & Resource Economics Society (Inc)en
dc.subjectRiver Values Assessment System (RiVAS)en
dc.subjectriver valuesen
dc.subjectmulti criteria analysisen
dc.subjectprioritisationen
dc.subjectevaluationen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectEnvironmental Economics and Policyen
dc.subjectLand Economics/Useen
dc.titleRiVAS (and RiVAS+): Insights and lessons from 5 years' experience with the River Values Assessment Systemen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
pubs.finish-date2012-08-31en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 2012 New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Tahuna Conference Centre – Nelson, New Zealand. August 30-31, 2012.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
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/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://ageconsearch.umn.edu/handle/136047en
pubs.start-date2012-08-30en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1659-5331
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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