Due to their setting at the interface of coastal rivers and the ocean, estuaries are complex. As such, understanding the impacts and consequences of climate change to these systems is often difficult to understand. In this section, you can learn about the fundamentals of climate change in estuaries and perform a risk assessment from a multidisciplinary team of experts. Each video addresses a key aspect of climate change in estuaries and the risk assessment resources provided online.
A/Prof William Glamore
Water engineer & scientist with extensive experience in estuarine science and management, coastal engineering and climate change. Member of the NSW coastal council.
|Q: What is an estuary? What are the risks of climate change to estuaries? How does that affect me?|
Dr Valentin Heimhuber
Water engineer & scientist with expertise in estuarine science, hydrology and climate change.
|Q: What is the purpose of the Risk Assessment Guide, why are there 8 modules and who is it for?|
|Q: Why does the Risk Assessment require a multidisciplinary team, and why is it a challenge?
A/Prof Melanie Bishop
Marine ecologist with extensive
experience in estuarine ecology, climate change and adaptation.
|Q: What are some of the ecosystem services that estuaries provide to us? Why should we care about estuaries and the risks of climate change?|
|Q: What are the most relevant and dangerous climate change impacts to estuaries? What are “double-whammy” impacts?
Dr Gabriel Dominguez
Marine ecologist with expertise in estuarine science, hydrology and climate change.
|Q: How can we quantify the impacts of climate change to specific estuarine species, what are physiological thresholds and what is the eco-thresholds database?|
Dr Peter Scanes
Estuarine scientist with extensive knowledge and experience working in and around estuaries in NSW. Expert in estuarine hydrology, ecology and climate change impacts.
|Q: What is an estuary? What do we know about climate change in estuaries? What is the NSW Government doing to better manage estuaries in a changing climate?|