Settlements and Infrastructure

Image: Juho TastulaThe Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) is hosted by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

ACCARNSI is one of four Adaptation Research Networks hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Griffith University as part of their Phase 2 program funded by the Australian Federal Government.

ACCARNSI will continue to initiate and Michal Ufniakdevelop effective strategies to respond to climate change through mitigation, adaptation and implementation. Having built a brand base and reputation that is now well known and acknowledged Australia wide, ACCARNSI will bring together researchers and stakeholders with an interest in climate change adaptation for coastal settlements, public and private infrastructure, the built environment and urban and regional planning. Research direction will assist government, the private sector and vulnerable regions and communities to make informed decisions on how best to educate, plan and manage adaptation for the risks of climate change on coastal settlements, urban and regional built environments and infrastructure.


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Click here to read ACCARNSI's April 2016 Newsletter.

Click here to view the final report for the ACCARNSI Community Attitudes to Climate Change survey.

The ACCARNSI Library Database has been updated. For further Climate Change Adaptation resources visit the ACCARNSI Library Database website.