Rural climate change adaptation
Flood and drought events, increases in sea level rise and bush fire intensity have all been predicted to increase in frequency due to climate change. This research examines how climate change impacts rural and regional communities and how communities are adapting. It considers the barriers to adaptation and offers insights into how government policy might be reframed to think of affected areas in terms other than 'crisis-ridden'.
NCCARF Historical Case Studies (Anthony Kiem, Louise Askew, Meg Sherval, Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Craig Clifton, Emma Austin, Pauline McGuirk, Helen Berry)
Responses to Climate Change in the Torres Strait, Annika Dean (2010)
'Hydropolitics' – Localising and Interpreting the Rhetoric Behind Drought-Proofing in regional New South Wales, Amy Greenwood (2010)
Sherval M and Askew L (2011 – in press) Experiencing 'drought and more': local responses from rural Victoria, Australia Population and Environment 149 (accepted 29 June 2011)
Sherval M (2011) 'Drought and more' Hindering barriers to development in rural Victorian towns, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Wollongong, July
Kiem A, Askew L, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd D, Clifton C, Austin E, McGuirk PM and Berry H (2010) Drought and the future of small inland towns, 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, June
Kiem A, Askew L, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd D, Clifton C, Austin E, McGuirk PM and Berry H (2010) Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia, Southern Exposure. Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum 2010, Hobart, October
Kiem AS, Askew L, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd D, Austin E, McGuirk PM and Berry H (2010) Drought and the future of rural communities: Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia. Report for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia', NCCARF: National
Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, pp122, NCCARF 14/10th
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