After a successful Coastal Hazard Management Short Course held in 2013 with more than 40 participants from local government, industry and universities, we are delighted to bring you the second edition, covering coastal hazard management theory and practice relevant to Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
Coastal communities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region are frequently challenged by hazards such as cyclones and storm surges, and by the constant, long-term dynamics of the shorelines responding to climatic forces. As a result, erosion and storm tide inundation threaten coastal settlements and infrastructure. Climate variability and change, including sea level rise trends, possible changes in weather patterns, will likely add additional pressure on coastal communities across the region. The burden of the responsibility for managing these risks resides with local governments, following State advice and requirements, which may differ from State and Territories or national jurisdictions at a larger scale.
Brisbane, 30th of April – 1st of May 2014
Gold Coast Study Tour – 2nd of May 2014
Professor Rodger Tomlinson, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Dr Marcello Sano, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Associate Professor Charles Lemckert, Griffith School of Engineering