Knowledge framework released for natural resource management

A new framework for managing knowledge and information related to land and water management in Queensland has been released. The framework outlines how natural resource management knowledge and information can be better managed and better exchanged.

Andrew Drysdale, CEO Queensland Regional NRM Groups Collective said the Framework will allow natural resource management groups and their partners to better manage knowledge and information.

“There’s so much data, information and knowledge underlying the work we do in land and water management,” Drysdale said. “We needed a mechanism to look at how we manage this knowledge.”

“Prior to developing this framework we undertook a consultation process with regional organisations, employed Knowledge Coordinators throughout the state and piloted the concept of regional information hubs,” Drysdale said.

Queensland Regional Natural Resource Management Groups Collective, with the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management conducted a scoping study in 2008 to identify what was required in a knowledge and information framework.

Since 2009 those partners have been working with regional natural resource management groups and other stakeholders to look at solutions to knowledge management and exchange issues and develop an appropriate framework.

The framework is available by contacting kirstin.kenyon@derm.qld.gov.au.  The network has also established a statewide wiki to share information about knowledge management and exchange across the State. The wiki is available at www.collections.org.au.