The increasing frequency of severe weather events such as floods, storms, heatwaves, drought and fire may require that people and assets permanently move away from high-risk areas.

Honorary Associate Professor at Australian National University, Tayanah O’Donnell says

“Australia urgently needs a climate adaptation agenda to minimise harm and maximise opportunities as we learn to live with climate change.” 

Tayanah O’Donnell (source:

This article looks at the importance of considering climate adaptation and avoiding building too close to the water.