Forum on the challenge of climate change adaptation for Australia’s coastal cities

If you are interested in the challenge of climate change adaptation for Australia’s coastal cities then this forum at Murdoch Uni on Friday the 9th of September might be of interest (details below).

This issue was part of a recent Nine News report on the impact of sea level rise on Fremantle’s historic West End:

Further climate change impacts will be felt all along the coast. This is not an issue that will dramatically impact on Fremantle in the short-term but it is vitally important that we plan for it in longer term so that our beaches and historic centres are there for future generations to enjoy.

The aims of the workshop includes to:

  • Hear about coastal adaptation challenges and responses in Fremantle and Mosman Park;
  • Learn about National Adaptation Research Priorities;
  • Showcase the new NCCARF CoastAdapt tool.

Time: 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: McCusker Conference Room (HRC 2.006), Murdoch University


1.30 pm – 2 pm: Registration with tea and coffee

2.00 pm – 2.10 pm: Opening and welcome to country

2.10 pm – 2.30 pm:  SEI Network project overview and summary

(Dr Rochelle Spencer and Dr Martin Brueckner – Murdoch University)

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm: National Adaptation Research Plan – Social, economic and institutional dimensions: A review (Prof. Tim Smith – University of Sunshine Coast)

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm: Local coastal challenges: A mayor’s perspective

(Dr Brad Pettitt – Mayor of the City of Fremantle)

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Overview of the NCCARF CoastAdapt Tool

(Anne Leitch – Griffith University)

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm: Q and A and group discussion

4.30 pm – 5.30 pm: Informal networking session with drinks and nibbles


Please email the SEI Network Coordinator, Sarah Connor to confirm your attendance.

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