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Enabling sustainable natural resource management under a changing climate

This project is developing and applying practical guidance for climate change adaptation pathways planning and implementation in natural resource management (NRM).

Lead: Dr Karyn Bosomworth

Started in 2017, this ongoing project is working with different Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) on their adaptation planning.

Through co-productive action-research, this project is developing and applying practical guidance for climate change adaptation pathways planning and implementation in natural resource management (NRM).

So far, the project has supported Corangamite CMA (CCMA), Glenelg-Hopkins CMA, Port-Philip Westernport CMA, West and East Gippsland CMAs, and the Goulburn Broken CMA (GBCMA). It helped inform the Climate Ready NRM Planning Portal.

This work draws on some initial research conducted through the Southern Slopes Climate Change Adaptation Research Partnership (SCARP) – a consortium of RMIT University, University of Tasmania, Monash University, DPI Victoria, DELWP Victoria,  DPIPWE Tasmania, University of Technology Sydney, and the Office of Environment and Heritage NSW.

SCARP produced the Adaptation Pathways Playbook. Subsequent research built on that initial work, working with communities and practitioners in the Strathbogie Ranges in the GBCMA – Bogies and Beyond – and the Ramsar listed Western District Lakes in CCMA. This second round of work applied the and extended the Playbook to Explore Adaptation Pathways Planning through an NRM lens.

Our collaborations with various CMAs continue.