Module-1

Introduction

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This module provides an introduction to various aspects of climate change in estuaries.  The module addresses the following questions:

  • Why assess climate change risk in estuaries?
  • How do estuaries function?
  • What are the main types of estuaries in NSW?
  • How does climate change affect estuaries?

The module contains an overview of the remaining reports and introduces the framework for assessment, a conceptual road map for assessing climate change risk in estuaries, as shown below.

Framework for assessing climate change risk in estuaries. Image courtesy: Water Research Laboratory, UNSW