Social and cultural values project (NAWFA)

The Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment (NAWFA) is an Australian Government initiative to provide the science needed for sustainable development and protection of Northern Australia’s water resources. One project undertaken as part of the NAWFA . The NAWFA Cultural and Social program funded a number of research projects to help fill some of the critical information gaps about Social and Cultural values associated with Australia’s Northern Rivers.

The TRaCK NAWFA Social and Cultural project was comprised of three research activities that were carried out by CSIRO, Charles Darwin University (CDU), James Cook University (JCU) and Griffith University (GU) as part of the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) program:

  • Sub-project 1 – Social and cultural values in the planning cycle (CSIRO and CDU);
  • Sub-project 2 – Relative values of water for trade-offs (JCU); and
  • Sub-project 3 – Developing management models for Indigenous water strategies (GU).