When the unexpected becomes expected’ is the theme for this webinar and through a series of learnings and case studies we will look at climate change and resilience through the lens of adaptability and transformability.
Sharing their learnings will be:
• Dr Jane Doolan, Commissioner, Productivity Commission
Climate Change & Resilience and the Future Challenges for the Water Sector
Dr Jane Doolan was appointed a part time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission in December 2016.
Jane has extensive senior leadership experience working in sustainable water resource and environmental management, providing policy advice to both State and Commonwealth governments on issues such as water allocation, river health and catchment management and water sector governance.
Previously held positions include Commissioner with the National Water Commission, Professorial Fellow in Natural Resource Governance at the University of Canberra and Deputy Secretary for Water in the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries. At the Productivity Commission, Jane has previously worked on the initial inquiry on National Water Reform (2018) and Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment inquiry. Jane is currently working on the second inquiry into National Water Reform (2020) with the final report submitted to the government on the 28th May.
• Alexandra Humphrey Cifuentes & Rosemary Jones, Frontier Economics
Flexible Planning for an Uncertain Future - Applying Adaptive Pathways Thinking to the Water Sector
Population growth, climate change and interdependencies between infrastructure are placing significant pressure on ageing water-related infrastructure, and the health of our waterways, environment and people. However, their impact and the appropriate policy, regulatory and investment response is uncertain. A challenge for decision-makers is to identify resilient and flexible decision-making pathways, which can respond to uncertainty and change. Economic tools and techniques such as adaptive pathways (or real options) analysis builds on cost benefit analysis to value this flexibility, by modelling costs and benefits of responding (or not responding) to new information. It can provide valuable information to support decision making processes.
Date: Thursday, 10 June 2021
Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm (AEST)
More details coming soon.
Members - $40 (or register for all six webinars in the series for $99)
Non-members - $60
Students - $20
About the Online Learning Series
In line with the association’s goals to extend our reach to all members far and wide and share relevant information whilst inspiring future water leaders, we will be bringing you a new program of virtual presentations over the next few months with both national and international content! View the series overview.