emergency management

Climate Change: Adaptation for Queensland Issues Paper

This is the Queensland Government's climate change adaptation issues paper, which explores projected risks and adaptation actions. The paper is separated into the following seven sectors: - Human Settlements - Infrastructure - Ecosystems - Water Management - Primary Industries - Emergency Management - Human Health The issues paper is open for public comment - by 20 October 2011.

Resilience Renaissance? Unpacking of Resilience for Tackling Climate Change and Disasters

This paper describes the term 'resilience' used in the context of discussion, policies and programming around climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR), and reviews academic conceptualisation of this term in social, ecological and socio-ecological systems. Using 16 overlapping conceptualisations of resilience from the literature, it outlines key characteristics and indicators of resilience, and captures the key findings, including detail on indicators, in a meta-table.

Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management

This report explores climate smart disaster risk management (CSDRM), where the authors argue is a new paradigm is disaster risk management and planning. It uses case studies from Kenya, Tanzania and Sudan in East Africa; Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in South Asia and Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia in South-East Asia to explore apporaches to CSDRM. "The report finds that successful application of the CSDRM approach will require systematic investment in people skills, new partnerships, technical collaboration and innovation to achieve the shift needed.

Adapting Water Law to Public Necessity: Reframing Climate Change Adaptation as Emergency Response and Preparedness

"Classifying climate change’s impacts on water supply as a real crisis allows adaptation planning to become a form of emergency preparedness - concrete measures designed to deal with existing problems underscoring - the fact that the impacts are only likely to become worse in many parts of the country. Moreover, reframing climate change adaptation in the water context as emergency preparedness could productively shift the focus of adaptation strategies to the survival of communities as functional communities—that is, as something more than the mere physical survival of individual humans.