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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18267

Title: Beyond Indicators and Reporting: Needs, Limitations and Applicability of Environmental Indicators and State of the Environment Reporting
Authors: Da Silva, Sarah Elizabeth
Advisor: Shear, Harvey
Department: Geography
Keywords: environmental indicators
state of the environment report
Great Lakes
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2010
Abstract: This research examines the perceptions and use of environmental indicators and state of the environment reports by local government and Conservation Authority decision makers and practitioner’s within the Ontario portion of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basin. Participants describe their information needs and how indicators and SOER are used at the local level; and what limitations or challenges they face to bridge the gap between monitoring information and policy. A multi-method approach including a web-based survey and follow-up telephone interviews was the primary data collection method used. Indicator and SOER knowledge and information are further explored to determine information exchange amongst different levels of governance. To review the dissemination of indicator and SOER information from a higher spatial scale down to the local level, the State of the Great Lakes environmental indicators and SOER, developed by the governments of Canada and the United States served as a case study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18267
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