Handling the Heat: Climate Change Adaptation in the Central Coast and Hunter

University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus
Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The greater Newcastle region is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia. Increasing population and development, coupled with the potential risks from climate change, provide a number of challenges and opportunities for this dynamic region.

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, partners with the University of Newcastle to carry our research projects that address climate change in the Hunter and Central Coast and nationally.

The University partnered with NCCARF to present a forum to allow decision makers to interact with local researchers.

Links to summaries, PDF downloads, and streaming video of the presentations are available below.

The Tom Farrell Institute, Gateway to Environmental Research and Teaching at the University of Newcastle - Professor Tim Roberts, University of Newcastle

NCCARF Partnerships and Research- Dr. David Rissik, Deputy Director, NCCARF

The Pasha Storm Four Years On: What Did We Learn - Professor Garry Willgoose, University of Newcastle

Looking Into the Past to Learn for the Future: Climate Extremes Informing Climate Change Adaptation - Dr. Sarah Boulter, Griffith University

Limits to Adaptation - Dr. Anthony Kiem, University of Newcastle

Quantifying Flood Risk in the Coastal Zone: the Gap Between Knowing and Doing - Heather Stevens, University of Newcastle

Bridging the Gap between End User Needs and Science Capability: Dealing with Uncertainty in Future Scenarios - Dr. Danielle Verdon Kidd, University of Newcastle

Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation: Quantifying the Disconnect between Climate Information and Rural Community End Users - Emma Austin, University of Newcastle

Time-Dependent Damage Caused by Enhanced Greenhouse Conditions - Xiaoqian Ding, University of Newcastle

Photo by Arguelles Montiel