Coastal hazard management

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Griffith University
Date:
29-30 Apr 2013
Location:
Australia (Brisbane)
Venue:
The Shipp Inn at South Bank
Language:
English

Background
Queensland’s communities are frequently challenged by coastal hazards such as cyclones and storm surges, and by the constant, long-term dynamics of sandy shores 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 cyclone patterns and the mean wave climate, will likely add pressure on coastal communities across the State in the future. Queensland coastal councils are responsible to manage these risks at the local scale, following State advice and requirements, including the development of Shoreline Erosion Management Plans and Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategies.

Purpose of the course
This is a professional development course designed to improve the understanding of coastal hazard dynamics, modeling and impacts and to develop skills for shoreline management and coastal hazard adaptation planning.

Program Outline

  • Coastal processes and impacts
  • Coastal modeling
  • Vulnerability and risk
  • Shoreline erosion management
  • Coastal hazard adaptation
  • Policies and planning
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Shoreline Erosion Management Plans
  • Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategies
  • Case studies

 


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Event fee

Early Bird (Booked and paid for by 1 March 2013 ‐ $750 + $75 GST) Total $825.00 (incl GST) , (After 1 March 2013 ‐ $900 + $90 GST) Total $990.00 (incl GST)

What is included in the event fee

Includes two days attendance, lunch, morning and afternoon teas, comprehensive course notes and course dinner. A 5% discount is offered to three or more registrants from the same organisation (inclusive of early bird and standard rates). A special discounted offer for ACS members will be advertised on the course webpage.

Target audience

International and national students, interns, researchers.

How to register

Fax registration form to +07 5552872 or email to gccm@griffith.edu.au


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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Environment, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance
Hazards:
Cyclone, Storm Surge
Countries:
Australia
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