How do you keep people informed and motivated?
Once you have community support for your water quality management strategy, it is important that you keep them informed and increase everyone’s capacity to better manage your waterways. A key way to achieve this is by providing access to information, knowledge and support networks. Most catchment/waterway management organisations now have their own websites where they not only provide information about their area but also have links to other relevant sites. In developing this information, it is important to consider the range of information on products that is needed for the different stakeholders involved in waterway management, as well as other support activities, e.g. training and workshops.
How do people like to get information?
The following publications provide insight into how people like to get information?
- Natural resource decision-making and the world wide web, Tilden et al., 2005 (PDF)
- A sense of place: Ecological identity as a driver for catchment volunteering
- Voices of the volunteers: conceptions of catchment volunteers in coastal Queensland, Australia (PDF 0.27 Mb)
- Volunteering in catchment management groups: empowering the volunteer (PDF 0.23 Mb)