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Risk Management


Risk Management


Robyn Birkett

Principal Engineer – Waterways, Strategic Planning, Mackay Regional Council

Thursday, June 13, 2019

2:00 PM  2:40 PM


About the topic

Climate change is no different to any other risk management issue in Council. The fundamental approach needs to translate broad information about climate change into “what it means for our local area” context. Presenting a convincing case for undertaking adaptation measures is likely to involve the following steps:

  • Translating statewide, regional information and data into an initial broad ‘on ground’ overview of impacts, geographic area affected, number of residences and people affected, impacts on economic activities.

  • Detailing how climate change will impact Council’s core business

  • Detailing the views of and impact on the community

  • Outlining and proposing specific next steps

About Robyn Birkett

Robyn Birkett is the Principal Engineer - Waterways in Mackay Regional Council’s Strategic Planning program. She commenced at Council in 2004 following 6 years working in engineering consultancy. Robyn has a Bachelor of Engineering from James Cook University and is a Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ).  Robyn loves living in regional Queensland and has a passion for waterways, coasts and sustainable, vibrant communities.  Robyn’s expertise is on flood and stormwater management studies (quality and quantity) and in the last five years, climate adaptation has been an area of particular interest.

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