Sustainable water management practices are a necessary part of maintaining the Australian lifestyle.
Climate change created events, (such as floods, droughts and cyclones) are increasing in their occurrence and severity. Effective management of finite water resources is essential in ensuring the resilience of communities and individuals to future extreme scenarios. The ability of water managers to ensure continuity of supply when faced with such events is an increasing priority and one that involves a multi-disciplinary approach.
Our research focuses on identifying vulnerabilities, promoting resilience and proposing adaptive mechanisms that will allow managers to better sustain water resources into the future. AWERA draws on multiple disciplines (bio-physical, social, economic etc.) to provide effective whole of problem solutions that promote better water management practices.
Key Research Priorities include:
- Development of adaptive practices to increase resilience to climate change