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dc.contributor.authorBaird, Julia
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Blair
dc.contributor.authorCave, Kate
dc.contributor.authorDupont, Diane
dc.contributor.authorGeneral, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKing, Clynt
dc.contributor.authorPlummer, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorVarewyck, April
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-11T18:53:19Z
dc.date.available2012-10-11T18:53:19Z
dc.date.issued2012-10-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4123
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of how water is perceived, used and managed in a community is critical to the endeavour of water governance. Surveys of individuals residing in a community offer a valuable avenue to gain information about several of these aspects of water. This paper draws upon experiences in three First Nation communities to explore the values of surveys to illuminate water issues and inform water decision-making. Findings from experiences with surveys in Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississaugas of the New Credit, and Oneida First Nation of the Thames reveal rich information about how surveys can provide insights about: the connection of individuals to the land, water and their community; reasons for valuing water; perceptions of water quality and issues surrounding water-related advisories; and, degree of satisfaction with water management and governance at different scales. Community partners reflected upon the findings of the survey for their community. Dialogue was then broadened across the cases as the partners offer benefits and challenges associated with the survey. Community surveys offer an important tool in the resource managers’ toolbox to understand social perceptions of water and provide valuable insights that may assist in improving its governance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesESRC-2012;001
dc.subjectWater Qualityen_US
dc.subjectWater Governanceen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Engagementen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Surveysen_US
dc.subjectFirst Nationsen_US
dc.titleGaining Insights About Water: The Value of Surveys in First Nations Communities to Inform Water Governanceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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