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

TitleAdapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting document 1: Literature review
Publication TypeReport
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Project Page   Final Report

Year of Publication2013
AuthorsNugent, G, Chambers, J, Speldewinde, P
Pagination38
InstitutionNational Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
CityGold Coast
ISBN Number978-1-925039-35-1
Abstract

The potential impacts of a drying climate on freshwater ecosystems in Australia are alarming. In many regions, competition for water resources between humans and the environment presents a challenge for environmental managers. This is because a complex array of factors, including climate change and human activity, interact to impact our freshwater ecosystems. The best way to address this challenge is to identify the level of risk to freshwater ecosystems associated, both individually and synergistically, with climate change projections and water resource and land use practices. 

This literature review provides the basis for a project to develop and test a risk assessment and decision-making tool for managing groundwater dependent wetlands and caves affected by climate change and other stressors. The project: Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels is funded by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF).

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