2014 SA Climate Change Adaptation Showcase

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Date: February 13th & 14th, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide
Cost: $250 for two day registration including dinner. Student discounts apply.
RSVP: – Click here to register your attendance.

You will hear the latest in climate science research and also how practitioners from around South Australia are working at the local level to determine the best response for their region.

The expert panel:

–       Roger B Street from the UK Climate Impacts Programme at Oxford University (UKCIP)
Roger is a leading international adaptation expert and will be hosted (via live-feed) from the UK. He leads the technical and scientific work at UKCIP aimed at guiding risk, vulnerability and adaptation assessments.

–       Dr Karl Braganza, Director of Climate Monitoring Section, Bureau of Meteorology
Karl’s research is centred on understanding climate variability and change using climate modelling, instrumental observations and palaeo-climate evidence.

–       Dr Susannah Eliott, CEO, Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC)
The AusSMC works with the news media to inject more evidence-based science into public discourse.

–       Dr Peter Hayman, Principal Scientist in Climate Applications, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Peter has been recently working on impacts and adaptation to climate change in the irrigated wine grape and low-rainfall grains industries.

–       Professor Will Steffen, Climate Council
Peter’s research interests span fields of climate and Earth System science, with an emphasis on sustainability and climate change.

–       Dr Russell Wise, Sustainability Economist, CSIRO
Russell’s work is focussed on understanding the interplay between institutions, values and knowledge to enable communities in Australia and overseas to adapt to climate change.

Learn from the experts how to translate the science into action!

For more information, view the program.



Four in 40: Flood Modelling & Management

The Water Research Centre and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) present the latest “Four in 40″ forum on Monday 12th November 2012 at the Flinders St Baptist Church.

The forum is titled “Flood Modelling and Management”.

Speakers include:

  • Karin Geraghty, Chief Information Officer, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
  • Dr FeiFei Zheng, Research Associate, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • Dr Tumi Bjornsson, Riverine Recovery Project, South Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

When: Monday 12th November 2012

Where: Flinders St Baptist Church (65 Flinders St)

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Find out more about the presentations and register to attend on the WRC website.

Four in 40: Managing carbon in catchments – Podcast now available

The podcast from the most recent “Four in 40” seminar, hosted by the Water Research Centre and the Department for Environment, Water & Natural Resources (DEWNR)on Monday 23 July, “Managing carbon in catchments” is now available.

Professor Wayne Meyer

Speakers were:

  • Dr Todd Wallace, Department for Environment, Water & Natural Resources
  • Associate Professor Rob Reid, University of Adelaide
  • Professor Wayne Meyer, University of Adelaide
  • Mr Jason VanLaarhoven, Department for Environment, Water & Natural Resources

Download the individual podcasts and accompanying presentations