Building SDI bridges for catchment management

Paudyal, Dev Raj ORCID: and McDougall, Kevin ORCID: and Apan, Armando ORCID: (2009) Building SDI bridges for catchment management. In: SDI convergence: research, emerging trends, and critical assessment. Netherlands Geodetic Commission, Delft, Netherlands, pp. 265-279. ISBN 9789061323105

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This research paper discusses the importance of spatial data and Spatial Data Infrastructure SDI) for catchment management. It reviews four SDI theories including hierarchical spatial theory, diffusion theory, evolution theory and principal-agent (P-A) theory and discusses their characteristics and potential utilisation for catchment management. As catchment management issues are characterised by multi-level stakeholder participation in SDI implementation, the theory of hierarchy and the P-A theory may assist in exploring in greater depth the context of building SDI at the catchment level. Based upon existing SDI theory, it explores a conceptual framework and its implications for more effective development of catchment-based SDI. The framework which is based upon hierarchical theory, investigates the community-government interaction between various catchment and administrative/political levels for developing SDI. Such
a framework is complex and potentially has many levels. Additionally, the crossjurisdictional linkages required to implement this framework within the existing administrative/political SDI framework also need to be carefully examined. The framework is explored through a case study of the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia, one of the world's largest catchments. The challenges for developing an SDI which effectively supports the decision making within and across this catchment will be discussed and the potential strengths and weakness of the proposed framework identified in the context of this case study.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2009 05:44
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 02:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: spatial data infrastructure; SDI; catchment management; spatial data; natural resource management; SDI theory
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400508 Infrastructure engineering and asset management
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330401 Community planning
40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401302 Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified

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