Policy Information Brief 3: Climate adapted northern development

Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 Policy Information Brief 3: Climate adapted northern development NCCARFs evidence-based Policy Information Briefs address key challenges to effective adaptation to Australias variable and changing climate. They provide high-level policy advice designed for use by policy-makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Brief addresses the option of realising northern development through climate adaptation.… Read More

Learning from Regional Climate Analogues: Summary

Learning from Regional Climate Analogues: Summary Authors: Jon Kellett and David NessYear: 2011 This factsheet summarizes the findings of a project carried out in order to test if: (i) there are regions of Australia, defined by their location, that currently experience climatic conditions which are indicative of future climates elsewhere, and (ii) if these conditions… Read More

Key Findings: Drought and Water Security: Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill

Key Findings: Drought and Water Security: Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill Authors: Glenn Albrecht and Helen AllisonYear: 2010 This factsheet presents the key findings of a project conducted to understand adaptation lessons from the experience of managing limited water resources in Kalgoorlie (WA) and Broken Hill (NSW). For both towns, the reaction to extreme dry periods… Read More

Learning from regional climate analogues

Learning from regional climate analogues Authors: John Kellett, David Ness, Cathryn Hamilton, Stephen Pullen and Anna LeditschkeYear: 2011 This project explores the potential of learning from experience for selected target cities by the study of analogue settlements which are currently experiencing climate conditions similar to those predicted for the target cities. This project studied the… 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

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia. Supporting Document 3: Anthropogenic refuges for freshwater biodiversity

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern Australia. Supporting Document 3: Anthropogenic refuges for freshwater biodiversity Authors: Edwin T. Chester, Belinda J. Robson and Jane M. ChambersYear: 2013 On the Swan Coastal Plain (SCP) in Western Australia, artificial water bodies are now the most frequently occurring perennial wetlands, and in dry… Read More

Climate-adapted settlement in 2030? A case study of Inverloch and Sandy Point

What would a climate-adapted settlement look like in 2030? A case study of Inverloch and Sandy Point Authors: Janet Stanley, Robert Birrell, Peter Brain, Marion Carey, Michelle Duffy, Scott Ferraro, Steb Fisher, David Griggs, Ashley Hall, Tahl Kestin, Carole Macmillan, Ian Manning, Helen Martin, Virginia Rapson, Michael Spencer, Chris Stanley, Will Steffen, Mark Symmons and… Read More

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

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting document 5: The impact of declining groundwater levels on stygofauna communities in the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge Cave systems Author: Stacey ChilcottYear: 2013 Loss of groundwater depth, rather than water quality, is the primary threat… Read More

Native title and climate change. Changes to country and culture, changes to climate: Strengthening institutions for Indigenous resilience and adaptation

Native title and climate change. Changes to country and culture, changes to climate: Strengthening institutions for Indigenous resilience and adaptation Authors: Tran Tran, Lisa Strelein, Jessica Weir, Claire Stacey and Anna DwyerYear: 2013 Rather than linking Indigenous communities with vulnerability, this research project into the capacities of Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate (RNTB’s) places indigenous… Read More

Building the climate resilience of arid zone freshwater biota

Building the climate resilience of arid zone freshwater biota 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 This report describes the research undertaken to develop national guidelines for climate adaptation planning… Read More