Climate change adaptation plan
Climate change is expected to have long-term impacts in South Australia. It will affect water resources, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and the natural environment. It will impact the development of our towns and cities, and contribute to human health concerns.
A climate change adaptation plan was developed for the region to:
- identify how climate change will impact the region
- identify risks: those parts of the environment, society or economy that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change
- fill current information gaps
- identify priorities for regional action.
A summary of the plan is available: Building resilience to a change climate—a community summary, or see the links below for the full version.
Who was involved
The following stakeholders were actively involved in developing the climate change adaptation plan, led by the former NRM board:
- Regional Development Australia (Murraylands and Riverland)
- Local Government Association
- Murray and Mallee Local Government Association
- Murray and Mallee Zone Emergency Management Committee
- University of Adelaide
- Department of Environment and Water.
More information regarding how climate change may impact on this region and how the landscape board is acting to support adaption to the effects of climate change is listed below: