[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150100299]
Researchers Prof Dr Jean Hillier; A/Prof Wendy Steele; Dr Susan MacCallum; Dr Jason Byrne; Dr Donna Houston
Brief description Climate variability and change is acutely felt at the local scale in Australia. This is where inter/national and State policies are translated into practices to prepare for, and adapt to, anticipated impacts of heatwaves, bushfires and floods. This research critically investigates tensions and potentialities between risk-based assessments by local governance agencies and innovations by local groups and NGOs. The research utilises an innovative mixed methods approach to critically investigate and analyse the strategies and experiments of adaptation practices. It develops new ways of identifying and implementing practical, local, adaptive responses that are contextually relevant, socially innovative and capacity building.
Funding Amount 172500
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects