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ERIC Number: EJ1090166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Identifying Needs and Enhancing Learning about Climate Change Adaptation for Water Professionals at the Post-Graduate Level
George, David Alan; Tan, Poh-Ling; Clewett, Jeffrey Frank
Environmental Education Research, v22 n1 p62-88 2016
Using a participatory learning approach, we report on the delivery and evaluation of a climate change and risk assessment tool to help manage water risks within the agricultural sector. Post-graduate water-professional students from a range of countries, from both developed and emerging economies were involved in using this tool. Our approach included participative learning tools--group discussion, software, and risk matrices. The materials developed met the needs of the students, allowing these students to incorporate their learning and adapt the package of materials for use in their home countries. Analysis of evaluations show that the tools and materials are particularly useful and emphasizes the need for sound learning materials and tools, funding to deliver training, and policy support to accelerate education and adoption of authentic climate change adaptation practices. The expected benefits for water professionals about climate change will be translated into improved socioeconomic and environmental outcomes if adopted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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