CoastAdapt website

CoastAdapt is an online coastal climate risk management framework developed by NCCARF to support adaptation to coastal climate change and sea-level rise. CoastAdapt includes tools and information on the science of climate change, risks, effective response options, and likely costs of action. It makes use of national data sets and research outputs developed over the… Read More

Structural resilience of core port infrastructure in a changing climate. Work Package 3 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series

Structural resilience of core port infrastructure in a changing climate. Work Package 3 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series Authors: Daniel Kong, Sujeeva Setunge, Tom Molyneaux, Guomin Zhang and David LawYear: 2013 An analysis of simulated deterioration of port infrastructure under 6 different climate change scenarios suggest that while… Read More

A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities

A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities Authors: Margaret Loughnan, Nigel Tapper, Thu Phan, Kellie Lynch and Judith McInnesYear: 2013 Heatwaves in Australia have a greater negative impact on population health than any other natural hazard. A mapping ‘tool’ for population vulnerability to extreme heat events was… Read More

Identifying low risk climate change adaptation in catchment management while avoiding unintended consequences

Identifying low risk climate change adaptation in catchment management while avoiding unintended consequences Authors: Anna Lukasiewicz, C. Max Finlayson and Jamie PittockYear: 2013 The ‘Climate Change Adaptation Catchment Assessment Framework’ tool – an ecosystems-based approach to climate change adaptation – was developed for use by regional management bodies to assess natural resource management (NRM) actions… Read More

Decision-making for climate change adaptation

Decision-making for climate change adaptation: A systems thinking approach Author: Kambiz MaaniYear: 2013 This report examines 5 broad groups of Systems Thinking Tools in terms of their application in climate change adaptation decision making: Problem Framing and Scoping Tools, Qualitative/Conceptual Tools, Quantitative Tools Scenario thinking/planning tools, Organisational Learning. Guides for Systems Thinking Tool Selection and… Read More

Adapted future landscapes: From aspiration to implementation

Adapted future landscapes: From aspiration to implementation Authors: Wayne Meyer, Brett Bryan, Greg Lyle, Josie Mclean, Travis Moon, Mark Siebentritt, David Summers and Sam WellsYear: 2013 This project sought to integrate a stakeholder engagement process called envisioning with the development of a web based planning interface called the Landscape Futures Analysis Tool (LFAT). The LFAT… Read More

Adapted future landscapes: User guide

Adapted future landscapes: User guide Author: Wayne MeyerYear: 2013 A User Guide designed to support natural resource management (NRM) planning and decision-making and to provide easy assessment of the possible implications for land use and water resources arising from climate change, commodity prices and carbon pricing. The approach combines application of the Landscape Futures Analysis… Read More

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting Document 7

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting Document 7: Spatially representing the impacts of falling groundwater due to climate change on groundwater dependent ecosystems Author: Simon NevilleYear: 2013 This report illustrates a methodology for spatially representing the impacts of falling groundwater… Read More

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting document 1: Literature review

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting document 1: Literature review Authors: Gaia Nugent, Jane Chambers and Peter SpeldewindeYear: 2013 This literature review provides the basis to develop and test a risk assessment and decision-making tool for managing groundwater dependent wetlands… Read More

Exploring the adaptive capacity of emergency management using agent based modelling

Exploring the adaptive capacity of emergency management using agent based modelling Authors: Lin Padgham, Shae Hunter and Dhirendra SinghYear: 2013 Using Agent Based Modelling and Simulation (ABSM) proved useful in assessing and developing the capacity of the emergency response sector, as it adapts to climate change. A specific simulation tool was developed to explore response… Read More