climate change

Rehydrating and cooling the Monaro under a changing climate

Date: 
Saturday, 20 August 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

KEEPING THE MONARO COOL AND WATERED UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE A public meeting in Michelago on Saturday will address how the Monaro region can be kept cool and extremes of weather limited as the climate changes. Walter Jehne, a retired soil microbiologist and now with Healthy Soils Australia, will look at the history of farming in the region since it was first sketched and surveyed by Stewart Ryrie in the 1840s. “Back then, it was much more vegetated region and trees captured moisture from south-easterly winds.

Canberra Urban & Regional Seminar

Date: 
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Canberra Urban and Regional Futures would like to invite you to our second Seminar in the 2016 CURF Seminar Series when our expert panel of Peter Bascomb (Palerang Council, NSW), Antonio Mozqueira (ACT Government) and Kate Rodgers (Australian Government) takes up the challenge of climate change adaptation and knowledge transfer for government at all levels.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Please email Hamish Sinclair at the address below to secure a place. 

When: 5.30pm to 7.00pm Monday, 16 May 2016

Where: Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University of Canberra

RSVP Email: Hamish.Sinclair@canberra.edu.au

Managing Your Land for the Future – Resilience and Adaptation for Climate Change

Date: 
Friday, 18 March 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 4:00pm

A two-day forum hosted by the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Coordinating Committee (UMCCC)

The climate in the upper Murrumbidgee catchment is changing. Temperature records are regularly broken, seasonal climate patterns are moving and extremes of drought and flood are predicted. Those living on the land or managing land and water resources are dealing with the changes on a daily basis. Managing for adaptation and resilience is essential.

This two day event includes speakers addressing the science of Climate Change such as Mark Stafford Smith from the Climate Adaptation Flagship at CSIRO, through to practical applications such as ‘Temperature and animal health’ by Phil Graham at NSW DPI. These will be coupled with field trips to different parts of the catchment to learn about ‘whole-of-paddock’ rehabilitation and looking after your River Paddocks.

Location

Australia

Climate Change, Conservation and Biodiversity: Meet the Scientist

Dr Michael Dunlop works on biodiversity and climate change. He has a special focus on understanding the implications of climate change for conservation, and helping managers and policymakers develop approaches to conservation that will be effective in a changing climate.