CASE STUDY 5.7: Input by the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub into the National Disaster Risk Information Services Capability (NDRISC) Pilot Project
Climate change is driving an increase in extreme weather, which in turn is leading to increased natural hazards and disaster risk across Australia. Many approaches to disaster risk reduction, such as design specifications for infrastructure and critical assets, are currently based on historical climate data that may present an inaccurate picture of future natural hazards and risk. Increased information on changes in natural disaster risks due to climate change is needed by all sectors of Australian society, business and government to inform their decision-making and planning.
The National Disaster Risk Information Services Capability (NDRISC) pilot project was conducted in 2019 to demonstrate the benefits of establishing a national climate and disaster risk information capability for Australia. This was done using three case studies linked to the Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.
The Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub participated in the NDRISC pilot project by providing expert advice on physical climate risks associated with recent historical extreme weather events as well as potential changes in risks due to climate change, in conjunction with the researchers from the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO Land & Water.
Concluded: January 2021
More information: Professor David Karoly, ESCC Hub Leader
Publications and products
- Input by the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub into the National Disaster Risk Information Services Capability (NDRISC) Pilot Project (Case study 5.7 report)