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National Science Challenge Our land and Water. Liz W edderburn Land and Water partnership 13 November 2013 Wellington. National Science Challenges. High Value Nutrition Our Land and Water Resilience to Nature’s Challenges Science for Technological Innovation The Deep South

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National science challenge our land and water

National Science ChallengeOur land and Water

Liz Wedderburn

Land and Water partnership

13 November 2013

Wellington


National science challenges
National Science Challenges

  • High Value Nutrition

  • Our Land and Water

  • Resilience to Nature’s Challenges

  • Science for Technological Innovation

  • The Deep South

  • Life in a Changing Ocean

  • New Zealand’s Biological Heritage

  • Aging Well

  • A Better Start

  • Healthier Lives

http://www.msi.govt.nz/update-me/major-projects/national-science-challenges/key-documents/


Process to date
Process to date

  • Sir Peter Gluckman and the PEAK committee

  • Community consultation

  • Cabinet decision on the challenges

  • MBIE workshops objectives and themes identified

  • AgResearch facilitated science process to scope the challenge and identify research topics


Our land water
Our land & Water

Objective: “Enhance primary sector production and productivity while maintaining and improving our land and water quality for future generations”

Themes:

Defining and meeting social values

Optimising primary and sector supply chains

Land and water management

Adaptable, responsive and resilient land-based primary production systems

+ Maori component


Request for proposal s and proposal
Request for Proposal(s) and Proposal

  • Request for Proposal(s):

  • MBIE to formulate RfP based on Science themes and questions (December 2013)

  • Proposal:

  • Research providers to formulate one collaborative proposal including (end of April 2014):

  • Science plan (5-10 years)

  • Governance structure

Step Change 10 year future looking



Oversight group and governance
Oversight group and governance

AgResearchwill coordinate/facilitate the NSC Our Land & Water


Transparent process
Transparent process

  • Objective for the challenge…………..Must be achieved through step change

  • Themes: Outcomes sought

  • Research topics: focus

  • System approach lends itself to tackling complex problems and provides a frameworks and common language across disciplines and outcomes

  • Define the system………………gives themes

  • Identify points of influence placement and strength…….gives research topics

  • Identify those interventions at the point of influence ……….gives detail for proposal


Participants
Participants

  • CRIs: AgResearch, Landcare Research, NIWA, Plant and Food, SCION, ESR, GNS

  • Universities: Massey, Auckland, Canterbury, Lincoln, Otago

  • Other: Cawthorn, Aqualink, Agritech, NZIER

  • Range of disciplines: land, water, productive systems, value chains, social science. economics


Identified sub systems
Identified sub-systems

Value added

Social pressure

Underpinning resources

Economic


Our land water1
Our land & Water

Themes:

Defining and meeting social values (Social Pressure)

Optimising primary and sector supply chains (Value Add)

Land and water management (Underpinning resources)

Adaptable, responsive and resilient land-based primary production systems (Economically profitable efficient systems)

Step change will occur at the interface

  • + Maori component



Stakeholder engagement
Stakeholder engagement

  • Strategic viewpoint, long term step change required

  • Validation of system and where to intervene

  • Discussion here today with you……..how do you want to engage with this challenge?


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