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dc.contributor.authorStocker, Laura
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, S.
dc.contributor.authorDambacher, J.
dc.contributor.authorMiddle, Garry
dc.contributor.authorWood, David
dc.contributor.editorChan, F., Marinova, D. and Anderssen, R.S.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T15:10:03Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T15:10:03Z
dc.date.created2012-03-23T01:19:42Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationStocker, Laura and Kennedy, Deborah and Metcalf, Sarah and Dambacher, Jeffrey M. and Middle, Garry and Wood, David. 2011. Modelling coastal planning in southwest Western Australia: complexity, collaboration and climate adaptation, in Chan, F., Marinova, D. and Anderssen, R.S. (ed), MODSIM2011: 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Dec 12-16 2011. Perth, WA: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/43771
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This action-research project investigates the extent to which current coastal planning arrangements can respond to climate change impacts such as coastal erosion and recession in the southwest of Western Australia. The complex social ecological system that comprises coastal planning in the region was modelled in a collaborative process. This took the form of a major action research workshop followed by further small workshops and interviews with key actors. The modelling process has implications for coastal planning as it shows that despite recent changes to coastal planning policy there are still significant areas of liability resulting from climate change that are not yet accounted for by governance. More generally, private and public coastal developments in WA are in a phase of rapid growth, with observable degradation of the coastal environment. Within the context of the model system, this implies that the positive feedback subsystems are strongly driving the system, and current levels of response to public liability and environmental advocacy are relatively weak and inadequate to achieve sustainable coastal management. For this system to be stable requires that negative system feedback be stronger than positive feedback. Future modelling efforts will investigate potential interventions and restructuring of governance system to achieve goals of sustainable development. Thus far, the main use of the model has been as a heuristic device to discuss the coastal planning system with key informants, and to identify constraints and opportunities to coastal adaptation through the planning system.

dc.publisherModelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
dc.relation.urihttp://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2011/G8/stocker.pdf
dc.titleModelling coastal planning in southwest Western Australia: complexity, collaboration and climate adaptation
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleModelling coastal planning in southwest Western Australia: complexity, collaboration and climate adaptation
dcterms.source.seriesModelling coastal planning in southwest Western Australia: complexity, collaboration and climateadaptation
dcterms.source.isbn9780987214300
dcterms.source.conferenceMODSIM 2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation; Sustaining Our Future: understnding and living with uncertainty
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 12 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationPerth
dcterms.source.placePerth
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curtin.departmentSustainable Policy Institute (CUSP)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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