Parallel session 26 – Building resilience of communities and community services

Thursday 2 October 2014 – Day 3, 1.30-3.00 pm
Room 7
Chair: Kim Reis (Griffith University)
Socio-cultural stresses associated with drought and rural communities in Australia
Emma Austin*, Anthony Kiem
University of Newcastle, Australia
Working together to improve knowledge and understanding of climate change in the Australian rangelands.
Mary-Anne Healy1, Kate Forrest*2, Gary Bastin3
1Ninti One, Australia, 2Rangelands NRM Alliance, Australia, 3CSIRO, Australia
Engaging diverse communities and their knowledge in climate adaptation: A participatory approach
Helen Ross1, Sylvie Shaw1, David Rissik*2, Neil Cliffe3, Suzie Chapman4, Vanessa Hounsell4, James Udy5, Nghia Trinh1, Jessica Schoeman1
1University of Queensland, Australia, 2NCCARF, Australia, 3QDAFF, Australia, 4SEQ Catchments, Australia, 5Healthy Waterways, Australia
Synergies and conflicts between adaptation and mitigation strategies in community-based agriculture initiatives: Evidence from Timor-Leste
Alvin Chandra1
1UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia, 2International Programs Section, Oxfam Australia, Australia,3Commission on Ecosystem Management, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland
Groundwater thresholds for drought resilience in floodplain woodlands: a case study from the northern Murray-Darling Basin
Jarrod Kath1,2, Kate Reardon-Smith*1, Andy Le Brocque1, Fiona Dyer2
1University of Southern Queensland, Australia, 2University of Canberra, Australia
Human mobility and resilience in the Nepali plains Human mobility and resilience in the Nepali plains (the Tarai) – case studies on perceptions of climate change and livelihood diversification strategies
Asheshwor Shrestha*, Douglas Bardsley
Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, University of Adelaide, Australia