How Blue is NRM?

Tony Flaherty, Manager

Coast and Marine – Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Department for Environment and Water

Abstract

Twenty-four years on from the inaugural Coast to Coast Conference in Hobart, this talk will navel gaze on aspects of previous national initiatives that many hoped would survive to help improve and shape NRM coast and marine integration. Can we resuscitate the integration of marine and coastal conservation into Natural Resource Management nationally? Some despair over the apparent failure of national strategies to deliver better coast and marine NRM outcomes over the last decade. However regional attempts to try to deliver better coast and marine outcomes, in the terrestrially dominated NRM world, should be attempted. Local efforts from a South Australian NRM region will be outlined.

Biography

Tony Flaherty, Manager, Coast and Marine – Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Department for Environment and Water.

In his role, Tony works with a small team to undertake amrien and coastal conservation works across the Adelaide region. The team also facilitates community awareness, monitoring and wildlife conservation projects. Tony previously worked as the South Australian and national coordinator for the Marine and Coastal Community Network.