Limits to adaptation KEY FINDINGS - Limits to climate change adaptation in the Macquarie Marshes

Media type: 
Fact sheets
Author/s: 
NCCARF
Institution/s: 
NCCARF
State: 
Queensland
Year: 
2012

This document summarises key findings from the NCCARF report Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Macquarie Marshes.

The project final report identifies the likely risks, impacts of climate change, adaptation strategies and limits for the ecological and social communities of the Macquarie Marshes. The ecological community includes waterbirds, vegetation, fish, invertebrates, carbon cycling, woodland birds and frogs. The socio-economic dimension identifies wetland values, indigenous values, grazing, irrigation and recreation. Adaptation strategies include: migration, environmental flow allocations, water savings, restoration of deep pools, protection of core refugia, dam reoperation and options to store extra water for low flows. Adaptation limits include: ecological, physical, economic, technological and social dimensions estimated based on the adaptation strategies.

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