An assessment tool for sub-catchment to catchment scale indicators of sustainability - a case study in south west Victoria, Australia

Richards, Anneke Juliana and Wallis, Anne M. 2004, An assessment tool for sub-catchment to catchment scale indicators of sustainability - a case study in south west Victoria, Australia, in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of The Greening of Industry Network: Partnerships for Sustainable Development; GIN2004 conference proceedings, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, pp. 1-20.

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Title An assessment tool for sub-catchment to catchment scale indicators of sustainability - a case study in south west Victoria, Australia
Author(s) Richards, Anneke Juliana
Wallis, Anne M.
Conference name International Conference of The Greening of Industry Network (12th: 2004 : Hong Kong)
Conference location Hong Kong
Conference dates 7-10 Nov. 2004
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of The Greening of Industry Network: Partnerships for Sustainable Development; GIN2004 conference proceedings
Publication date 2004
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20 p.
Publisher The University of Hong Kong
Place of publication Hong Kong
Summary The research reported in this paper represents an attempt to produce a practical, indicator-based sustainability assessment tool incorporating all these elements is based on relationships between indicators determined considering spatial influences. Through the use of an existing sustainability indicator set and data currently available, relationships will be determined using Arcview Geographic Information Systems (GIS), correlation analysis and Principal Component Analysis (PCA). Indicator interactions will be identified at two spatial scales and compared to determine impacts of changing spatial scale. Further PCA and multiple regression analyses will then be used to reduce the complexity of the indicator set. These findings will be incorporated into a practical indicator-based assessment tool through the adoption of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) combined with GIS techniques that will then be validated. Once validated the tool can be used to aid in guiding planning and decision-making regarding sustainable development in the Glenelg Hopkins catchment, Victoria; while also moving towards producing a standard set of procedures for assessing sustainability.
Language eng
Field of Research 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category EN Other conference paper
Copyright notice ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014211

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Ecology and Environment
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