The Climate Change Act 2017 required the establishment of a Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan for the water cycle system (i.e., Victoria’s water sector).
The Victorian Department of Energy, Water, Land, and Planning (DEWLP) engaged Riskcom to undertake a strategic-level climate change risk and vulnerability assessment for the water sector, as a foundation for the Action Plan. In particular, we worked very closely with the water sector team within DELWP to:
The risk and vulnerability assessment together with the detailed statements, contributed significantly to the preparation of the “The Water Cycle Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan (2022- 2026)”
“Thank you to Michael (MacLennan) and the Riskcom team for developing a bespoke methodology for identifying the risks and vulnerabilities a changing climate poses to Victoria’s water system. This work set the foundation for the Water Cycle Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan.”
Paula Hanasz, PhD | Manager, Water Sector Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation | Sector Resilience and Emergency | Water and Catchments | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning