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By Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik

ISBN-10: 1118845013

ISBN-13: 9781118845011

The publication advances wisdom approximately weather switch edition practices via a sequence of case reviews. It provides vital facts approximately model practices in agriculture, companies, the coastal area, group providers, catastrophe administration, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. as well as 38 case reports throughout those sectors, the booklet comprises horizon-scoping essays from overseas specialists in model learn, together with Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, invoice Solecki, and Gary Yohe.

Australia’s social-ecological platforms have an extended heritage of adapting to weather variability and alter, and in fresh many years has been a world-leader in imposing and gaining knowledge of model, making this publication of common relevance to all these operating to conform our surroundings and societies to weather change.

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And Musulin, R. (2008) Normalized hurricane damage in the United States: 1900–2005. Natural Hazards Review 9, 29–42. van den Honert, R. and McAneney, J. (2011) The 2011 Brisbane floods: Causes, impacts and implications. Water 3, 1149–1173. 1â•… Introduction Spatial planning refers to a broad collection of methods and processes that aim to influence the spatial distribution of economic, social and environmental activities (European Commission 1997), and encompasses both formal land-use planning and other policy instruments.

This does not mean research in adaptation studies can be judged by anything less than the hallmarks of best practices that apply to any other field of research. g. as being uniquely challenging, novel, applied or interdisciplinary) such that lesser standards of research are somehow excused. The characteristics of good adaptation research must be the same as for all research: it must be informed by theories, use rigorous methods to collect and analyse evidence, apply results to inform theories that can explain adaptation and be peer reviewed.

More recently, the government has initiated the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure program, with a focus on water reform Adaptation as a field of research and practice in the Murray–Darling Basin. Under the Murray– Darling Basin Plan, this process will take at least a further seven years. While each step in the process may be seen as incremental, overall there is no doubt that the changes they will institute in Australia’s rural water management are transformational. Given these practical characteristics of adaptation decisions, a priori or posteriori judgements about the degree to which adaptation should be ‘incremental’ or ‘transformational’ seem somewhat arcane outside of the academic community.

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