A decision framework to prioritise adaptation responses to extreme climatic events at local government scales


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Presenter:  Supriya Mathew Central Australian Research Group Northern Institute

Date: Jun 18, 2014

Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Contact person:  Katrina Britnell
T: 08 8946 7468
E: katrina.britnell@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Supriya Mathew Central Australian Research Group Northern Institute

Target audience:  All Welcome

A decision framework to prioritise adaptation responses to extreme climatic events at local government scales

Supriya Mathew

Central Australian Research Group

Northern Institute

Abstract:

Management of extreme climatic events are important because of their less frequent, but high impact nature. The highly uncertain nature of climatic extremes and sparse data make decision-making complex.  Despite these challenges, local government decision makers need to decide on precautionary actions to reduce potential impacts posed by the extreme events. This talk will discuss methods to analyse extreme events, manage uncertainty and decide on appropriate adaptation options at the local government level.

Bio:

Supriya Mathew is a multi-disciplinary researcher working at the Northern Institute, CDU, Alice Springs. Her broad interest is in addressing the research gap between climate sciences and adaptation policy making. Prior to joining CDU, she worked in a NCCARF funded project at Macquarie University, Sydney to develop an excel-based decision-making tool to assist local governments’ prioritise adaptation options. Her doctoral research devised a decision framework to choose wise adaptation options for extreme climatic events with the involvement of Australian and Indian local government stakeholders.

WhenWednesday 18 June, 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Afternoon tea provided
WhereNorthern Institute, Charles Darwin University - Casuarina Campus, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Red Room)
RSVPTuesday 17 June via Outlook or alternatively by email to thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

ALL WELCOME – PLEASE FORWARD TO INTERESTED PARTIES