Social Capital, Environmental and Water Sustainability: Essential Ingredients Prompting Community Action on Conservation Challenges?

By Evonne Miller, Laurie Buys, Karen Rae Barnett and Nikki David.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper, investigating the predictors of community action to address environmental and water conservation in a drought-prone Australian community, demonstrates the importance of social capital for environmental and social sustainability.

Keywords: Sustainable Communities, Social Capital, Local Community Action, Australia, Water Conservation, Social Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.95-102. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 761.381KB).

Dr. Evonne Miller

Dr Miller, a social psychologist, is a postdoctoral fellow in the area of applied social psychology, specialising in social sustainability, behaviour change and social gerontology.

Prof. Laurie Buys

Laurie Buys is Director of the Centre for Social Change Research at Queensland University of Technology. Professor Buys research interests include social sustainability, sustainable resource use, social gerontology and social impact assessment.

Dr Karen Rae Barnett

Dr Karen Rae Barnett Dr Barnett is a postdoctoral fellow with a sociological background and experience in research using qualitative methodologies. Her interests include the social and spatial aspects of technology use, social sustainability and housing, and most recently, active ageing in the Australian context.

Ms Nikki David

Ms David is a statistician, based in the Centre for Social Change Research at Queensland University of Technology.

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