The 2008 floods in Queensland: a case study of vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity

Apan, Armando and Keogh, Diane and King, David and Thomas, Melanie and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Baddiley, Peter (2010) The 2008 floods in Queensland: a case study of vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity. Technical Report. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

This report on the 2008 Floods in Queensland: Charleville and Mackay forms part of a series of studies/reports commissioned by NCCARF that look at historical extreme weather events, their impacts and subsequent adaptations. These studies examine particular events – primarily extremes – and seek to explore prior vulnerabilities and resilience, the character and management of the event, subsequent adaptation, and the effects on present-day vulnerability. The reports should inform thinking about adapting to climate change, i.e. capacity to adapt, barriers to adaptation, and translating capacity into action. While it is recognised that the comparison is not and never can be exact, the overarching goal is to better understand the requirements of successful adaptation to future climate change.


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Additional Information: © University of Southern Queensland 2010. Please cite this report as: Apan, A., Keogh, D.U., King, D., Thomas, M., Mushtaq, S. and Baddiley, P. 2010. The 2008 Floods in Queensland: A Case Study of Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptive Capacity. Report for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia.
Depositing User: Dr Shahbaz Mushtaq
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 01:46
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 04:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Queensland; climate change; natural disasters; flooding
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961099 Natural Hazards not elsewhere classified
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18699

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