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Climate change impacts on coastal assets

  • 1.  Climate change impacts on coastal assets

    Posted 13 June 2017 19:10

    IPWEA is acutely aware that many coastal councils are grappling with the impact of climate change on coastal assets and are turning to us for expert guidance.

    Our National Asset Management Strategy (NAMS) Council has approved a new practice note to be developed on this topic, focussing on stormwater outfalls, surf clubs and hardstand infrastructure adjacent to coastal areas.

    We have partnered with Northern Beaches Council (NSW) for this project and are calling for expressions of interest from IPWEA members, universities, councils and authorities who may have an interest in this area or research material which they feel could be relevant.

    We will also be seeking a peer review panel as the practice note reaches its draft final stages.  

    The lead author is highly regarded, Dr Jacqueline Balston (Ba App Sc. PhD Env Sc.) who has authored previous climate impact studies for IPWEA. Anyone interested in commenting should contact the Project Manager, IPWEA Director Sustainability Dr Stephen Lees at (after 20 June). 
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  • 2.  RE: Climate change impacts on coastal assets

    Posted 28 June 2017 05:35
    Ladies and gentlemen 
    My role is the "Defence Climate and Security Adviser", I would like to be involved in this study.

    Ian Cumming, CSC
    BE(Civ), MEngSci, MDefStud*, FAIB, FIEAust, MAIPM, CPEng, CPPD, NPER(Civil)
    Defence Climate and Security Adviser
    Russell Offices
    Russell ACT 2600


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  • 3.  RE: Climate change impacts on coastal assets

    Posted 29 June 2017 19:06


    Don't need to be involved, no coast here (yet).

    but watched a fantastic presentation by Geoscience Aust at the emerging tech conference the other week, regarding the layering of all Satellite imagery collected over the last 30+ years and how it can be used to show changes to any coastal area in Australia.

    I think it would be an invaluable resource to assist in observing coastal impact/change.


    Peter Gaff
    Asset Manager
    Gilgandra Shire Council


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