Barriers to climate change adaptation for small inland communities facing drought

Limits to Adaptation: Limits and barriers to climate change adaptation for small inland communities affected by drought Authors: Anthony S. Kiem and Emma K. AustinYear: 2012 This study found that on the whole, water trading has potential as a climate change adaptation strategy, with many benefits experienced in previous and current versions of water trading.… Read More

Limits to climate change adaptation in floodplain wetlands: The Macquarie Marshes

Limits to climate change adaptation in floodplain wetlands: The Macquarie Marshes Authors: K.M. Jenkins, R.T. Kingsford, B.J. Wolfenden, S. Whitten, H. Parris, C. Sives, R. Rolls, and S. HayYear: 2012 The primary adaptation that will transform the Macquarie Marshes ecosystem from its current state of decline is the return of adequate environmental water to restore… Read More

Storm tides, coastal erosion and inundation

Storm tides, coastal erosion and inundation Authors: Peter Helman, Christine Metusela, Frank Thomella and Rodger TomlinsonYear: 2010 Throughout the 1950s until the mid 1970s, Australias east coast experienced a particularly stormy period, with many coastal communities experiencing severe erosion and flooding as a result of storm surges, storm tides, Topical Cyclones and East Coast Lows.… Read More

Institutional response and Indigenous experiences of Cyclone Tracy

Institutional response and Indigenous experiences of Cyclone Tracy Authors: Katharine Haynes, Deanne K. Bird, Dean Carson, Steve Larkin and Matthew MasonYear: 2011 At the time of Cyclone Tracy in 1974, Darwin’s population included a substantial number of both permanent and transitory Aboriginal people (members of the Larrakia people and the Stolen Generation). This retrospective study… Read More

Climate change responses & adaptation pathways in Australian coastal ecosystems

Climate change responses and adaptation pathways in Australian coastal ecosystems Authors: Wade Hadwen, Samantha Capon, Daijiro Kobashi, Elvira Poloczanska, Wayne Rochester, Tara Martin, Line Bay, Morgan, Pratchett, Jo Green, Ben Cook, Ashton Berry, Amy Lalonde, Aimee Hall and Shireen FaheyYear: 2011 This report provides a broadscale synthesis of knowledge on Australian coastal processes, coastal ecosystems,… Read More

Limits to adaptation in the Coorong, Murray Mouth and Lakes Alexandrina & Albert

Limits to adaptation. Climate change adaptation in the Coorong, Murray Mouth and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert Authors: Catherine Gross, Jamie Pittock, C. Max Finlayson and Michael C. GeddesYear: 2011 This report identifies and documents limits to adaptation and adaptation pathways for theCoorong Wetlands. The Coorong and Lakes Region offers critical lessons for adapting to climate… Read More

Limits to climate change adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef: scoping ecological and social limits

Limits to climate change adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef: scoping ecological and social limits Authors: Louisa S. Evans, Pedro Fidelman, Christina Hicks, Charlotte Morgan, Allison L. Perry and Renae TobinYear: 2012 This study scoped potential adaptation options and limitations that characterise adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) region. A set of four alternative… Read More

Recovery from disaster: Resilience, adaptability and climate change perceptions

Recovery from disaster: Resilience, adaptability and perceptions of climate change Authors: Helen Boon, Joanne Millar, David Lake, Alison Cottrell and David KingYear: 2012 The results of the study show that resilience is both an individual trait and a process, and that the strongest direct predictor of resilience was adaptability and a sense of place. The… Read More

The 2008 floods in Queensland: A case study of vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity

The 2008 floods in Queensland: A case study of vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity Authors: Armando Apan, Diane Keogh, David King, Melanie Thomas, Shahbaz Mushtaq and Peter BaddileyYear: 2010 This study focused on two flood events, Mackay floods in 2008 and Charleville floods in 2008. It concluded that those established in areas that are vulnerable… Read More

Resilience and water security in two outback cities

Resilience and water security in two outback cities Author: Glenn Albrecht, Helen Allison, Neville Ellis and Megan JaceglavYear: 2010 Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and Broken Hill in New South Wales are towns located in semi-arid environments with limited local water supplies.Throughout the history of each town, the reaction to extreme dry periods and economic booms… Read More