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Climate change research & responses on the Eyre Peninsula : Weaving natural resources management with community resilience planning

conference contribution
posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by A Weckert, David Jones
In the last 10 years climate change risk assessment has come to a head as a matter of discussion at all levels of governance. In an attempt to gain a co-ordinated appreciation, measure of scope and impact likelihood, and to better guide a holistic natural resources management strategy, the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board has taken a comprehensive exclusive and coordinated approach at a regional level to this issue.

Water, agricultural sustainability, biodiversity enrichment and stabilisation, and community resilience planning are all integral features in this 'program' of research and engagement. The clear intent is to creatively drive change and socio-economic growth without compromising the significant aesthetic and biodiversity attributes of the landscape and its primary role as a dryland wheat producer. The 'program' involves clear practice-based research as to fact, fiction and perception, and the provision of scenarios as to vulnerability and resilience building to cater for climate change over the next 30 years but also to sensitively respond to propective mining growth for the Peninsula.

This paper reviews this 'program', the research and findings undertaken, the co-ordinated actions being taken, the importance of community engagement and resilence building, and the orchestration and propective execution of this 'program' by the Board.

The 'program' represents important case model in successful regional planning.

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Event

Practical Responses to Climate Change. Conference (2010 : Melbourne, Victoria)

Pagination

1 - 20

Publisher

Engineers Institute of Australia

Location

Melbourne, Victoria

Place of publication

[Melbourne, Vic.]

Start date

2010-09-29

End date

2010-10-01

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2010, Engineers Institute of Australia

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the Practice Responses to Climate Change : Meeting the challenges from catchments to coast - Engineers Institute of Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, September 29-October 1 2010.

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