Integration of Macro and Micro Sustainability Issues: The Need for ‘Engineering Accounting’

  • Joanne L. Tingey-Holyoak
  • Roger L. Burritt
  • John D. Pisaniello
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 413)


The paper argues for the integration of engineering and accounting professionals through a transdisciplinary approach to on-farm water issues associated with farm dams. An integrated macro and micro solution is put forward in the context of poor farmer behaviour as spillways are blocked to pursue individual aims at the expense of other stakeholders, including downstream communities and the environment. Integrated engineering accounting is proposed as a solution through transdisciplinary thinking.


integrated engineering accounting transdisciplinarity farm dams spillway blocking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanne L. Tingey-Holyoak
    • 1
  • Roger L. Burritt
    • 1
  • John D. Pisaniello
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Accounting, Governance and SustainabilityUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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