Research and Assessment

Critical Success Factors 
Drivers for Adaptation Action 
A progressive council with a practical mindset resolved to develop an adaptation plan &...
Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impact Assessed 

Coastal erosion & inundation

Drivers for Adaptation Action 
Planning for sea level rise
Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impacts Addressed 
AdaptWater TM ’s database has been developed to address multiple risks, specifically these six...
Drivers for Adaptation Action 

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) members, led by Sydney Water, required a cutting...

Outcomes Achieved 
  • Input of spatial data sets for six hazards in five states to a

  • ...
Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impacts Addressed 
Coastal hazards likely to impact property and infrastructure in the Townsville local government...
Drivers for Adaptation Action 

The creation of State Planning Policy 3/11 requiring each affected Council to prepare a Coastal...

Outcomes Achieved 

A robust methodology, tools and processes to respond effectively to coastal hazards in...

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impacts Addressed 
Climate change impacts on the environment, society and economy of the GBR such as increases in...
Drivers for Adaptation Action 

A pre-cursor to the Action Plan was the 2007 foundation publication ‘Climate Change and the...

Outcomes Achieved 

The Great Barrier Reef Climate Change Action Plan 2007 - 2012 has supported deeper...

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impacts Addressed 
Anticipated sea level rise and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events,...
Drivers for Adaptation Action 

In 2009, requests from SCCG Member Councils for a regional inundation assessment project that...

Outcomes Achieved 

Phase 1 Report - Modelling and Mapping of Coastal Inundation under Future Sea Level Rise...

Risks and Impacts Addressed 
Climate change impacts in South Australia include: · More record hot days and heatwaves affecting...
Drivers for Adaptation Action 

Adaptation statewide built upon earlier mitigation action and was enhanced at the state...

Outcomes Achieved 

·         State-wide climate change resilience and adaptive capacity

·         Council...

Risks and Impacts Addressed 
Impacts from changes to median temperature and rainfall on road assets (hotmix/asphalt, spray...
Drivers for Adaptation Action 
  • The LGA SA MLS identification of climate change impacts and risks to Council
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Outcomes Achieved 

Final project report

Financial simulation model that quantitatively calculates the...

Critical Success Factors 
Risks and Impacts Addressed 
· Average annual temperatures will increase by up to 1.3 degrees in 2030 and 3.5 degrees in 2070 ·...
Drivers for Adaptation Action 

In 2006, following strong leadership from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the Shire had its first...

Outcomes Achieved 

·         Tailored communication strategies and engagement activities that are socially...

Risks and Impacts Addressed 
Extreme weather events in Queensland.
Drivers for Adaptation Action 

In 2010, GCA was approached by a natural disaster resilience program officer from the QLD...

Outcomes Achieved 

Since launching in late 2011, the Harden Up – Protecting Queensland program has seen...