SA MDB Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan

May 2013 – December 2014
Client: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
This project, undertaken by Seed Consulting Services together with urban and regional planners URPS, CSIRO and the University of Adelaide, involved identifying the values affecting the decision-making process across key sectors in the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin region, which then informed an integrated vulnerability assessment (IVA). The final stage then involved developing a regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan. The IVA process provided a basis for local climate-change adaptation planning by working with community members, agencies and other local stakeholders to identify and understand regional vulnerabilities. Seed used a ‘values, rules and knowledge’ framework for stakeholders, to help identify potential barriers to adaptation in the region and options that would have a better chance of being successfully implemented. Over 150 people attended a series of three workshops held in Murray Bridge, Loxton and Waikerie. Then, once the IVA was completed, Seed developed the regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan.