Climate Change Science: Impacts and Adaptation for Victoria

Event Cost: 
Basement Theatre, Spot Building, 198 Berkeley St, Carlton, Melbourne
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 5:00pm

Summary: Understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes is an important challenge for Australian scientists, planners and politicians. At this two-day symposium, experts will give presentations and participate in panel discussions focused on three aspects of climate change:

The physical science: The observational record, major climate drivers for Victoria, the science of climate change projections and extreme weather events. Impacts on Victoria: The impacts on public health, water supplies for cities and agriculture, and sea level rise and coastal inundation.

Adaptation to climate change: How adaptation addresses ways to reduce exposure and vulnerability to a changing climate and its impacts. Adaptation also increases resilience to potential adverse impacts of climate extremes.

Speakers: Ross Garnaut, David Karoly, Rod Keenan, Roslyn Gleadow, Kate Auty, Rob Vertessy, Karl Braganza, Scott Power, Penny Whetton, Kathleen McInnes, Leanne Webb, Lisa Alexander, Grant Blashki, Hartmut Fuenfgeld and Lauren Rickards.