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Climate change adaptation and floods: Australia's institutional arrangements. Case Study

Wenger, Caroline


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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Date published: 2013
Type: Book


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