CoastAdapt on-line tool to manage climate risks now ‘live’

A beta version of CoastAdapt – an on-line tool designed to assist d ecision-makers to manage risks associated with climate change – has been launched on a trial basis and is now ‘live’ The tool has been developed by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and incorporates input from 700 coastal decision-makers, practitioners … Continue reading CoastAdapt on-line tool to manage climate risks now ‘live’

Climate Change Poses Increased Risk to Coastal Cities – UK Study

A study conducted by researchers at University College London has found that population growth in coastal areas can lead to major increases in exposure to extreme weather events. Professor Georgina Mace, who led the study, said governments around the world had failed to grasp the risk that rapidly growing populations in coastal cities face the … Continue reading Climate Change Poses Increased Risk to Coastal Cities – UK Study

Report Aims to help SA Councils Prepare for Sea Level Rise

A new report into managing the impact of seas level rise has been released by the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) and the Coast Protection Board. The report, Defining the Sea Level Rise Problem in South Australia, was co-funded by the State Government, Local Government Association and the Coast Protection Board and is … Continue reading Report Aims to help SA Councils Prepare for Sea Level Rise

Queensland Deputy Premier Orders Removal of Climate Change-derived Sea Level Rises from Council’s Regional Plan

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has intervened to force the removal of all references to climate change-derived sea level rises from the regional plan of Moreton Bay Regional Council, a decision experts say could have wide ramifications. In a letter to the council dated November 28, Mr Seeney wrote: "I direct council to amend its … Continue reading Queensland Deputy Premier Orders Removal of Climate Change-derived Sea Level Rises from Council’s Regional Plan

New Tool to Help Queensland Councils Plan for Climate Change

The Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland has developed a tool to help coastal councils more accurately predict the impact of rising sea levels. Research on the new technique will allow planners to identify parts of the coastline most at risk from inundation by the year 2100. It has been published in the … Continue reading New Tool to Help Queensland Councils Plan for Climate Change

World Expert on Sea Level Rise to Speak at 2015 Conference

Dr John Church, one of the world’s leading experts on sea level rise, will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference, to be held on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, in March next year. Download the conference registration brochure here  2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference BROCHURE Dr Church is a CSIRO Fellow with … Continue reading World Expert on Sea Level Rise to Speak at 2015 Conference

Coastal Communities Face Complex Range Of Issues

Coastal councils from around Australia are attending the Australian Coastal Councils Conference at Byron Bay today and tomorrow to consider the major challenges facing the nation’s regional coastal communities. Barry Sammels, the Chair of the National Sea Change Taskforce, which has organised the conference, told delegates that coastal communities are facing a most difficult and … Continue reading Coastal Communities Face Complex Range Of Issues