The scoping projects have assisted AusAID and CSIRO to develop four longer term projects including:
Mekong Region Futures
The Alliance is assessing national and regional decision-making about complex issues in ‘the Mekong’ countries – the nexus of energy, water and food investments. The idea being investigated is around providing integrated, alternative scenarios of long-term future development to support the needs of Mekong Region decision-makers today who have to consider the interconnected domains of energy, waters and food security in the context of changes in climate, land use, technology, urbanisation and populations. The outcomes are also to help inform future development decisions.
Climate Adaptation through Sustainable Urban Development
Collaborative urban case studies in Can Tho, Vietnam and Makassar, Indonesia will focus on integrated urban water management systems as a means of assessing the application of sustainable urban development principles. These principles include climate change, population growth and rising demands on regional resources such as water and energy. This project will explore how these factors can influence major urban infrastructure projects and integrated urban environmental management issues with policy makers, urban managers and researchers.
Climate Adaptation Strategies for Rural Livelihoods in Indonesia
Working with the Government of Indonesia and Indonesian scientists this project will assess vulnerabilities to climate change in the Indonesian Province of Nusa Tengarra Barat. Detailed local climate projections will help different sectors including agriculture and coastal fisheries develop adaptation strategies. The research will work at both the government and community scale, to work out how best to support people as they prepare to adapt to climate change impacts.
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