Think Tank – Are We Drought Ready?
Exploring adaptation to drought at the local government level in rural and Regional Victoria.
Thursday, March 23, La Trobe University, Bendigo or online
While mitigating global greenhouse gases remains critically important in slowing the pace of climate change, Victorian communities must prepare for the realities of a hotter and drier climate. Victoria is predicted to experience more frequent extremes such as heatwaves, bushfires and drought.
So what does this mean at a local level for our regional and rural communities? This Think Tank event by the Victoria Drought and Innovation Hub is an opportunity to better understand what planning work is being undertaken now by local governments, water authorities and other key organisations to ensure our towns and farming communities are well prepared for the next drought.
You’ll also hear from scientists and key researchers on the challenges facing Victoria’s most important ecosystems and agricultural land. Climate adaptation is a new frontier for local communities and balancing the economic, social and environmental imperatives is critical to success.
This is a Victoria Drought and Innovation Hub event.
The Victoria Drought and Innovation Hub is a federally funded partnership of four universities, led by the University of Melbourne and five farming groups (Birchip Cropping Group, Riverine Plains, Southern Farming Systems, Food and Fibre Gippsland and Mallee Regional Innovation Centre) with Agriculture Victoria. The Hub’s role is to bring together researchers with farming and rural communities to work together.