Action research for sustainable water futures in western Sydney: Reaching beyond traditional stakeholder engagement to understand community stakeholder language and its implications for action

Tony Webb, Shelley Burgin, Basant Maheshwari

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Abstract

Action on issues of ecological significance often requires changes in personal behaviour and political consensus on technologies to support these changes. Unfortunately, many consultation processes only engage a narrow range of stakeholders, usually those professionally engaged or already active on a range of community issues. This paper illustrates how people who are 'hard to reach' or seen as 'apathetic' might be engaged using 'action-conversations' that explore the social climate for action and how scientific/technical messages can be framed in the language of the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalSystemic Practice and Action Research
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

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