Advancing Sustainable Water Futures for Melbourne: Analysis of Expert Opinion on Structural and Non-Structural Approaches

Megan Coppock

This honours research project investigated industry leader perspectives and decision values in relation to promoting management techniques to address sustainable water supply issues across urban regions. The results reveal that, within the Melbourne context, industry leaders would not promote non-structural solutions without the primary support of a structural solution, largely due to lack of certainty about social receptivity. This evidence suggests that without social research directed at quantifying both the uncertainties and outcomes of non-structural solutions, it is unlikely that industry leaders will be in a position to effectively promote and resource their implementation as an independent initiative.

Prof Rebekah Brown

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Institutions and OrganisationsUrban Water Governance Program