More must be done to better manage Australia’s coastal environment in the face of increasing severe climate events, according to a new book compiled by a number of the country’s top researchers.


The Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia has been released in Brisbane and examines the past, present and possible future trends of coastal management and research.


CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship Acting Science Director, Dr Andreas Schiller, says that our coastal populations are growing, increasing social, environmental and economic vulnerability to these hazards.


“This book explores the evolution of coastal management in Australia and provides critical insights into contemporary experience and understanding,” Dr Schiller said.


“It draws on contemporary theory and lessons from case examples to highlight the roles of research and community engagement in coastal management.


“The book concludes with a chapter of recommendations, which can help guide coastal management and research around the world.”