Understanding and Mitigating Hazards

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The aim of this study is to advance the development and analysis of improved long-term coastal adaptation strategies under conditions of uncertainty. This will help manage coastal risks by improving the management of infrastructure and land use in vulnerable coastal communities. Improved management will reduce the direct and indirect damages caused by increased extreme events and losses from permanent inundation. Including social risk perceptions and values will be an important consideration in formulating the approach.

Tim Ramm - Making better long-term coastal adaptation decisions

The aim of this study is to advance the development and analysis of improved long-term coastal adaptation strategies under conditions of uncertainty. This will help manage coastal risks by improving the management of infrastructure and land use in vulnerable coastal communities. Improved management will reduce the direct and indirect damages caused by increased extreme events and losses from permanent inundation. Including social risk perceptions and values will be an important consideration in formulating the approach. 

The Elephant Hill Fire. Photo: Paul Simakoff Eliims
29 March, 2018
The first edition of Fire Australia for 2018 is now available, featuring research on predicting fire thunderstorms, catastrophic flood planning and the future impacts of rising sea levels on coastal communities.
Preparing communities for sea level rise and increased coastal flooding is a difficult task. Photo: Julie G (CC BY-ND 2.0)
29 March, 2018
As Texas and the Caribbean continue to recover from last year’s North Atlantic hurricane season, it is time for coastal communities to reflect on what makes a resilient community in the face of more frequent storm events, rising sea levels and changing coastal flooding patterns.
1 February, 2018
Find out about the latest research in emergency management in the latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.
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13 September, 2017
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
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17 November, 2016
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
24 Oct 2016

Coastal risks arise from a combination of hazards, community exposure and vulnerability. Often deterministic and stochastic assumptions are used to describe changing hazards over multidecadal time horizons. This can guide impact analysis and the selection of adaptation policies.

Identifying risk thresholds in coastal communities to inform adaptation planning
29 Jun 2017

The impact of changing coastal inundation hazards to people and property becomes increasingly uncertain across multi-decadal timeframes. Identifying 'thresholds' can better inform long-term coastal adaptation planning at local, state and national scales.

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