Research and Assessment

Critical Success Factors 
Phase of project 
Risks and Impact Assessed 

Potential impacts of storm surges and inundation

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
Southwest Framework identified need for further research on climate chnage impacts
Outcomes Achieved 

Modelling and inundation maps prepared by Geoscience Australia

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impacts Addressed 
Impact of sea level rise, coastal inundation, storm events and riverine flooding to 2100.
Drivers for Adaptation Action 

Previous studies identified the region as highly susceptible to the potential impacts of...

Outcomes Achieved 

Phase 1 regional hazard assessment incorporated erosion into hazard modelling, identified...

Critical Success Factors 
Drivers for Adaptation Action 
Work with sugarcane farmers to trial innovative farming practices that may become adopted more...
Outcomes Achieved 

Pioneering partnerships between Mackay region's natural resource management group, Reef...

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impact Assessed 

Increasing variability in rainfall distribution and increasing temperature - impacts on farm...

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
Develop information sheets for adaptation options for farmers.
Outcomes Achieved 

Series of information sheets outlining adaptation options.

Risks and Impact Assessed 

Changed rainfall patterns, drought, temperature increases

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
Ensure that there are viable, practical and profitable options for dairy farmers so that the...
Outcomes Achieved 

Improved resilience of farm business systems.

Shared knowledge and practice on adaptation...

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impact Assessed 

Hotter growing conditions and heat wave events

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
Project funded by DAFF and delivered by Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation. Aims...
Outcomes Achieved 

Project is still in initiation stage

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impact Assessed 

Mortality in conifer plantations and decreased productivity linked to extreme weather events...

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
WA Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) and the Forest Products Commission WA...
Outcomes Achieved 

Sustainable and profitable plantations.

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impact Assessed 

Impacts on roles of perennials in adapting to climate change

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
Need to increase productivity and profitability of existing farm systems. Explore this research...
Outcomes Achieved 

Perennials provide a tool to adapt to climate change.

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impact Assessed 

Impacts of climate change on the range of commercial fishing species

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
University of Tasmania Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is undertaking research...
Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impact Assessed 

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Drivers for Adaptation Action 
Develop forecast models and adaptation options.