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Sustaining regions with a changing climate

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Robert Miles, R Stone
In 1976 the long term moving average of the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) started to drop to a previously unrecorded low and has not returned since (Queensland Centre for Climate applications 2000). The International Panel on Climate Change (2001) has reported that the southern Pacific Ocean is expected to experience a near El Nino like mean state. Many parts of the eastern sea board of Australia have in the past 50 years recorded a significant and progressive decline in average rainfall eg Mackay 80mm per decade (metrological records). Regional planners, industry and water boards are starting to review their risk management strategies for water supply. Implications of this decline in rainfall include risk in water supply, health issues for the aged, energy use, agricultural productivity, industry restructuring, infrastructure planning and pest and disease issues.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

SEGRA 2003 Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia Conference, 7th National conference, Gold Coast, 15-17 September, 2003.

Start Page

1

End Page

16

Number of Pages

16

Start Date

15/09/2003

Finish Date

17/09/2003

ISBN-10

0957821255

Location

Gold Coast, Qld.

Publisher

SEGRA

Place of Publication

Brisbane, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Department of Primary Industries; Institute for Sustainable Regional Development;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia Conference

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