On 10 December 2019, the Climate Futures team held a workshop at UTAS’ Medical Sciences precinct presenting the final analysis for the group’s Compound Extreme Events project. The project was funded by the Tasmanian Climate Change Office aiming to build our understanding of Tasmania’s vulnerability to coincident extreme events and their impacts. The two compound event types selected for examination were ‘rainfall onto a saturated catchment’ and ‘lightening during flammable conditions’.
Dr Tom Remenyi gave a 45 minute presentation before participants broke into groups, giving stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on the technical and summary reports. Attendees included personnel from the Tasmanian State Government, the SES, HydroTas, Parks and Wildlife, the Department of State Growth, Mineral Resources Tasmania and Hobart City Council.