Australian coastal and tidal councils: IPWEA national conference on climate change response

The expected rate of sea level rise will have a significant impact on the infrastructure of Australian coastal councils and this will present all sorts of infrastructure challenges for Local Government.

IPWEA will hold a national two day conference in August this year to provide an opportunity for all coastal and tide affected councils to learn about innovative adaptations to sea level rise in different types of coastal regimes. The conference theme is ‘Responding to Sea Level
Rise – Engineering Practical Climate Change Solutions’. It will be staged at the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour from 3 to 5 August 2008.

The conference will focus specifically on what different coastal councils are doing, and can do, to address sea level rise impacts on council infrastructure. The aim is to share ideas and to learn how other council staff and consultants are innovating and developing adaptation responses to sea level rise.

The call for papers closes on 23 May.

For further enquiries, contact Ross Moody, Executive Officer IPWEA National at rmoody@ipwea.org.au or register your interest in receiving further information at www.ipwea.org.au/coffs2008