Francine Rochford


Governance models for natural disaster risk management: legal, regulatory, institutional and financial risk mechanisms - final report

The focus on law and governance has enabled the project to examine a wide range of drivers and mechanisms that influence adaptation around extreme events and drawn attention to the many different actors involved in shaping how climate risk is managed in Victoria, including businesses...
Briefing paper

Legal tools for adaptation

The VCCCAR funded project, Governance Models for Adaptation and Natural Disaster Risk Management, is investigating Victorian legal, financial and institutional frameworks for managing the risks of extreme events and natural disasters. It will identify specific risk management mechanisms in land use planning, catchment management, natural...

Legal tools and measures for adaptation and managing climate risk in Victoria

The project examines the way in which law and governance arrangements shape climate change adaptation in Victoria. This project focuses particularly on the legal, regulatory and institutional dimensions of managing the risks posed by extreme events such as floods and heatwaves (climate risks).

Governance arrangements for climate change adaptation and natural disaster risk management in Victoria

This report comprises an initial identification of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks in respect of selected climate risks and extreme events. It examines general legal, institutional and governance implications in terms of fostering effective adaptation to climate change impacts and for the management of natural...
Journal article

Sustainable rural water delivery: balancing resource and social sustainability.

Regulation of water resources in Australia - supply of irrigation water in Victoria - management of irrigation water by the Essential Services Commission (Vic) - the conflict between addressing sustainability issues and having a market approach to the delivery of water resources has resulted in...