This case study addresses a ‘threat’ attribute, flood, in terms of each of the seven
institutional mechanisms. Flooding is Australia’s most expensive natural hazard and the
federal government allocated 5.6 billion in recovery funding to Queensland alone, primarily
to restore public infrastructure (BITRE, 2008, Gillard, 2011). Climate change scenarios
predict an increase in intensity and frequency of floods, potentially exposing Australia to
even greater damages in the future. Floods are...[Show more]
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