Settlements and Infrastructure
The 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 develop 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.
ACCARNSI DISCUSSION PAPER - FUNDING COASTAL ADAPTATION IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: LESSONS FROM THREE PROJECTS IN AUSTRALIA
ACCARNSI Research Associate, Dan Ware from Griffith University and Dr Zsuzsa Banhalmi-Zakar from James Cook University Townsville discuss the financing options of coastal protection in Australia using three existing case studies - the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypass Project, the City of Gold Coast A-Line Seawall and the Toogoom Seawall, presenting the rationale, the basic project parameters and the different approaches to funding each project took. They compare funding features and outcomes achieved for each project as well as discussing the implications for coastal protection funding in the future.
Download the paper here.
COASTADAPT - BUILD KNOWLEDGE, TAKE ACTION
CoastAdapt is designed for anyone with an interest in Australia's coast, climate change and sea-level rise, and how we can respond. It contains a wealth of information, tools, templates and checklists, providing guidance and support on coastal adaptation for everyone, including householders, infrastructure operators, small to large businesses, and government at all levels.
You can find more information at https://coastadapt.com.au/.