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Managing the physical risks of a changing climate and extreme weather events

Managing the physical risks of a changing climate and extreme weather event

Abstract

Climate change is impacting Australia in many ways: storms, floods, droughts, wildfires and heat waves. As climate change progresses, extreme weather will become more frequent and intense in many regions. Our challenges will become greater. This is the second in a two-part webinar examining the financial, physical, and operational risks if we don’t act.

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24 June | 11:00AM, Sydney Time (GMT+10)


In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Coastal hazards and engineering solutions (incl case study) 
    Australia is highly exposed to coastal hazards due to the occurrence of severe weather events including tropical cyclones and mid-latitude lows (east coast lows), and the concentration of Australia’s population and infrastructure in the coastal fringe.   This presentation will summarize the exposure of Australia to coastal hazards and outline a range of planning and engineering responses to mitigate impacts from coastal hazards.  The presentation will draw on the recent mitigation studies and projects undertaken by government, industry bodies and companies around Australia.
  • Climate change plans and tools for dealing with potential impacts (Case study: Managing Heat Stress) 
    Well done! You have just completed your Climate Change Risk assessment and identified a high risk for heat stress. Now what? While shutting down for summer may be tempting, it’s not economically sound. Australian summers can be unforgiving for humans and animals. For years, our lot feeding industry led the way globally in managing animal welfare via policies and procedures. Whilst many were fruitful, the challenge has always been to implement simple and proactive site-specific measures to reduce the risk. Christine has been working with companies developing strategies to manage heat risk while remaining productive. She’ll share insights about the development of site-based heat stress management systems that work and are used by management and teams.
  • Leveraging Weather Forecasts to Protect Assets and Operations in a Changing Climate.
    A changing climate is shifting climate zones as well as frequency and intensity of high impact weather events worldwide and industrial operations are gradually exposed to different and potentially higher weather-related risks. Operations adapt to this reality by changing their weather-related risk decision making process for planning and operations. This talk will highlight how forecasts can be used by industry to guide progressive decisions in multiple steps: starting from months out to minutes in advance of high impact weather events. This approach allows for sequential risk mitigation steps to be planned and exposure reduced as the weather event gets closer. Using a combination of probabilistic and deterministic forecast tools, weather related risks can be reduced, and operations become more efficient in the face of increased weather risks.


Please register for one of our webinars to learn from a variety of industry experts.
24 June | 11:00AM, Sydney Time (GMT+10)

Affiliated Associations

  • Baird
  • Katestone