Do you have friends in Australia? Tell them to check out the upcoming Climate Adaptation 2016 conference, July 5-7th in Adelaide.

The NCCARF CSIRO Climate Adaptation conference (5-7 July) includes a diverse program of presentations, poster sessions, social and networking events.  International plenary speakers cover climate risks, coastal, health and financing issues.  Our local plenaries cover topics of defence and security, social vulnerability and marginalisation.

A range of sponsored sessions will discuss very real-world problems that represent the contemporary adaptation challenges:

  • Adelaide City Council recently finalised a collaborative adaptation plan and wants to facilitate a discussion around moving from planning to implementation.
  • When urban areas merge farming areas ‘how does that intersect with climate change risks?’ asks SARDI and the Mt Lofty NRM Board.
  • The Murray Darling Basin Authority  presents a case study of adaptation on a regional scale through discussion on topical issues in the Basin.
  • The Queensland Government and UQ’s Global Change Institute will discuss how effective governance arrangements can faciliate effective adaptation.
  • Critical infrastructure is in the spotlight with Adelaide airport just beginning their adaptation journey and SA Water detailing how they are responding to the adaptation challenge. And NSW Office of Environment and Heritage wants to foster a discussion on collaborative adaptation for infrastructure based on their Cross Dependency Initiative (XDI).

For more information on this conference, click here.