Flood Management, Increasing Rainfall Intensities
Stakeholder Engagement and Community Consultation
Drought Planning and Management, Decreasing Annual Rainfall
Mitigation measures, Resource Use and Management
Mitigation and Adaptation Planning, Resource Management and Smart Planning
Heat Island Effect, Water Sensitive Urban Design, Planning and Urban Design Management
There is considerable scientific evidence that our climate is changing and that it will continue to change at an increasing rate. This will have consequences such as more frequent and more extreme weather events including heatwaves, storms, floods and bushfires, changes to rainfall patterns, and sea level rise.
Governments and businesses must plan and take action now to prepare for these impacts. This includes changing the way buildings and infrastructure are designed [and operated], diversifying water management in our cities, preparing for extreme weather, improving our resource use and rethinking the way we develop vulnerable coastal areas.
Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Planning is a process by which an organisation, company or institution assesses current relevant projections on climate change, completes a risk assessment based on those projections and perceived self-impact, and designs a plan that will assist them to adapt and build resilience to the identified risks and impacts.
SLR Consulting acknowledges that climate change impact forecasting is still in its infancy and new information is published every day. In the face of this uncertainty we promote and recommend adaptation planning that is flexible. Through close consultation and facilitated planning, adaptation pathways can be developed which detail low-regrets and no-regrets actions.
This approach is based on the methodology used to develop the Decision Support for Coastal Adaptation (Hunter and Central Coast Regional Council Environmental Management Strategy), and is quickly being considered as industry best-practice.
SLR offers the following services related to climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning
- Climate change risk assessment (on business strategy, planned and current assets, and supply chain)
- Climate change risk management plan
- Climate change adaptation management plans
- Implementation advice and assistance for climate change adaptation plans
- Workshop facilitation
- Stakeholder engagement (internal and external)
- Supportive studies for detailed adaptation planning, e.g. water sensitive urban design, water security, ecology impact assessments, waste management, sea level rise assessment, community impact studies etc.