Portrait of a river basin
The trials and tribulations of the Murray-Darling Basin have delivered an unlikely outcome – an international relationship Australia now shares with other major river basins across continents. Having learnt how to survive with catastrophic floods and droughts, Australia’s hard-won lessons in managing water under extreme scarcity are now being put to good use at the global forefront of water management at the basin scale.
Issues in coastal climate adaptation
Communities, governments and businesses in Australia need to work together on innovative strategies that will help adapt their coastal environments so they will be more resilient as extreme weather events driven by climate become more frequent.
Pathways to prepare for and manage global change
Radical changes to our environment with climate change means we need to map adaptation pathways now that consider options and prepare us for future decisions.
How do we uncouple global development from resource use?
The world's use of finite resources continues to rise as global development continues. Can we help poorer nations raise their standard of living without exhausting all of our raw materials?
Tackling climate change and regional security in the Pacific
We need to identify Pacific hotspots where climate change will exacerbate other stresses and act to support these places before a crisis happens.
Urban Living Labs: a laboratory for living better
Put simply, an Urban Living Lab is a carefully selected urban development designed to test innovations that promote human wellbeing and urban sustainability.