|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Agriculture and Environmental Science|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 January 2022|
Global and regional environmental changes are a reality and pose immense threats as well as opportunities in sustainable development of the build environment and utilisation of natural resources. The assessment of risks due to environmental and climatic changes is an important component in society’s response and ability to adapt to changes. This needs to be based upon sound scientific knowledge and understanding of the processes that drive environmental and climate changes. This course is of relevance to students that which to gain a better understanding of risk assessment processes and their application to climatic and environmental changes.
Most of the world's population lives within 100 km of the coast and projected sea level change has dramatic impacts upon low lying coastal regions. Society depends on adequate and sufficient rainfall which is already changing in many regions of the world. Participants are introduced to the tools that are available to assess risks on local, state, national and international level. Certainties and uncertainties are discussed. This is a course that critically examines the impact of climate and arising risks to the natural and built environment and introduces students to the vulnerability of systems that arises from climate change and variability. Access to the internet is required.
|Semester 1, 2022||Online|