Protecting structures from floodwater

Protecting structures from floodwater Authors: Matthew Mason, Emma Phillips, Tetsuya Okada & James O’BrienYear: 2012 This factsheet summarises the key findings from a project that analysed the damage to buildings in Queensland and Victoria following the 2010-11 eastern Australia floods. In the worst affected state, Queensland, 58 600 insurance claims accounted for $2.4 billion in… Read More

Making decisions under the risks and uncertainties of future climates

Making decisions under the risks and uncertainties of future climates Authors: Alan Randall, Tim Capon, Todd Sanderson, Danielle Merrett and Greg HertzlerYear: 2012 This study reviewed a number of decision tools for their potential in helping end users to address decision problems where climate is a relevant consideration. End users engaged in this study showed… Read More

Choosing a decision-making framework to manage uncertainty in climate adaptation decision making: A Practitioner’s Handbook

Choosing a decision-making framework to manage uncertainty in climate adaptation decision making: A Practitioner’s Handbook Authors: Alan Randall , Tim Capon, Todd Sanderson, Danielle Merrett and Greg HertzlerYear: 2012 This handbook is intended to help people choose a decision-making framework to manage the uncertainty inherent in climate change adaptation decision-making. The decision-making process is more… Read More

Analysis of damage to buildings following the 2010-11 Eastern Australia floods

Analysis of damage to buildings following the 2010-11 Eastern Australia floods Authors: Matthew Mason, Emma Phillips, Tetsuya Okada and James O’BrienYear: 2012 Utilising observations of damage to buildings in Brisbane, Ipswich and Grantham, a predictive model for estimating flood loss and occupant displacement has been developed. The model can be used for flood risk assessments… Read More

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Guidelines for use

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Guidelines for use Authors: Jane Chambers, Gaia Nugent, Bea Sommer, Peter Speldewinde, Simon Neville, Stephen Beatty, Stacey Chilcott, Stefan Eberhard, Nicola Mitchell, Frances D’Souza, Olga Barron, Don McFarlane, Michael Braimbridge, Belinda Robson, Paul Close, David… Read More

Climate change adaptation guidelines for arid zone aquatic ecosystems and freshwater biodiversity

Climate change adaptation guidelines for arid zone aquatic ecosystems and freshwater biodiversity Authors: Jenny Davis, Paul Sunnucks, Ross Thompson, Lien Sim, Alexandra Pavlova, Alejandra Morán-Ordóñez, Jayne Brim Box, Glenis McBurnie, Adrian Pinder, Satish Choy, Dale McNeil, Jane Hughes, Fran Sheldon and Brian TimmsYear: 2013 These guidelines are intended to provide guidance for climate change adaptation… Read More

Climate change adaptation guidelines for ports. Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series

Climate change adaptation guidelines for ports. Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series Authors: Helen Scott, Darryn McEvoy, Prem Chhetri, Fatima Basic and Jane MullettYear: 2013 One of the main challenges of climate adaptation for ports is that many of the future climate change impacts may fall outside the traditional planning… Read More

Climate-ready conservation objectives: A scoping study

Climate-ready conservation objectives: A scoping study Authors: Michael Dunlop, Hannah Parris, Paul Ryan and Frederieke KroonYear: 2013 Under significant levels of climate change many of the current approaches to conservation (such as maintaining community types in their current locations) will become increasingly difficult and ineffective. This project developed three adaptation propositions about managing biodiversity that… Read More

Handbook CATLoG: Climate adaptation decision support tool for local governments. Prioritising climate change adaptation investments for local governments with particular focus on extreme events

Handbook CATLoG: Climate adaptation decision support tool for local governments. Prioritising climate change adaptation investments for local governments with particular focus on extreme events Authors: Stefan Trück, Supriya Mathew, Ann Henderson-Sellers, Ros Taplin, Tim Keighley and WoonChoo ChinYear: 2013 This handbook was developed to assist users of an Excel-spreadsheet based tool (CATLoG) developed for local… Read More

Predicting water quality and ecological responses

Predicting water quality and ecological responses Authors: Fiona Dyer, Sondoss El Sawah, Paloma Lucena-Moya, Evan Harrison, Barry Croke, Alica Tschierschke, Rachael Griffiths, Renee Brawata, Jarrod Kath, Trefor Reynoldson and Tony Jakeman This project has developed and applied a linked modeling framework to assess climate change impacts on water quality regimes, ecological responses and stream flow.… Read More