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

Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities

Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities Authors: Alana Hansen, Peng Bi, Arthur Saniotis, Monika Nitschke, Jill Benson, Yan Tan, Val Smyth, Leigh Wilson and Gil-Soo HanYear: 2013 Certain cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic factors can affect the vulnerability of particular individuals to climate change. This project studied culturally and… Read More

Will primary producers continue to adjust practices and technologies, change production systems or transform their industry – An application of real options

Will primary producers continue to adjust practices and technologies, change production systems or transform their industry – An application of real options Authors: Greg Hertzler, Todd Sanderson, Tim Capon, Peter Hayman, Ross Kingwell, Anthea McClintock, Jason Crean and Alan RandallYear: 2013 This project assessed whether farmers in wheat dominant agriculture in SA, WA and NSW… Read More

Policy Guidance Brief: Ensuring Australia’s water supplies under climate change

Policy Guidance Brief: Ensuring Australia’s urban water supplies under climate change Author: NCCARFYear: 2013 South-west Western Australia (SWWA) is experiencing a long-term drying trend linked to climate change which is likely to persist. This factsheet describes the water management response to this issue, providing lessons for a nation likely to experience similar conditions in the… Read More

Rethinking disaster risk management and climate change adaptation

Rethinking disaster risk management and climate change adaptation Authors: Michael Howes, Deanna Grant-Smith, Kim Reis, Karyn Bosomworth, Peter Tangney, Michael Heazle, Darryn McEvoy and Paul BurtonYear: 2013 A more iterative approach to policymaking and planning and reconceptualizing terms such as community and resilience may be necessary to allow for more tailored responses to varying circumstances… Read More

Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Western Australia

Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Western Australia: A synthesis of climate change adaptation research Year: 2013Author: AECOM (Jennifer Cane, Laura Cacho and Nicolas Dircks) Designed to inform policymakers and other interested parties of relevant climate adaptation research for Western Australia (WA), this report draws together and presents key findings and lessons from individual NCCARF research reports… Read More