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This report to the Department of Climate Change, and the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts investigates the possible future impacts of climate change on Australia's National Reserve System (NRS), and the consequences of these impacts for the development and management of...
It comes as no surprise that concern about climate change is at an all time high and the vast majority of people no longer doubt that it is real or that it is caused by greenhouse gases created by human activity.
The Australian Government, represented by the Department of Climate Change (DCC) (formerly the Department of Environment and Water Resources), commissioned Hyder Consulting to assess the impacts and management implications of climate change for the Australian Government’s protected areas.
The report examined twenty protected areas...
Climate change presents a clear and present danger to ecosystems, communities and economies. As Professor Garnaut so powerfully stated “the failure of our generation (to address climate change) would lead to consequences that would haunt humanity until the end of time". With further climate change...
This paper provides an overview of water availability in Australia, the major sources of water, and the spatial and time challenges limiting access to water resources.
Australia is recognised as the world’s driest inhabited continent; with access to just over one...
Much of New Zealand’s public wastewater and stormwater systems were not designed for the challenges climate change will bring, from sea level rises to the predicted changes in precipitation frequency and intensity.