De-risking Melbourne in 2030: Hot, dry and smoky

The event is about generating ideas and about linking the data, knowledge and skills of the climate research scientists, actuaries and engineers around a topical and thought-provoking premise: “This group is confident that through a combination of insurance and engineering it can develop a set of effective measures that will assist the City of Melbourne to reduce the impacts of a hotter and drier future climate on its citizens, its economy and its ecosystems.”
De-risking Melbourne in 2030: Hot, dry and smoky

The event is about generating ideas and about linking the data, knowledge and skills of the climate research scientists, actuaries and engineers around a topical and thought-provoking premise:

This group is confident that through a combination of insurance and engineering it can develop a set of effective measures that will assist the City of Melbourne to reduce the impacts of a hotter and drier future climate on its citizens, its economy and its ecosystems.

The City of Melbourne is the focus for this event due to the recent release of relevant climate change data. 

Over the three to four hours examining this premise will require the participants to identify, access and then work with a large amount of data and risk information

Noting the limited time this will focus more on what can be done rather than heavy duty data analysis and scenario generation.  Co-operation and networking will be a major element of the session with the aim to mix and combine, climate science and academics, insurance / reinsurance and engineering skills in each group.

Four areas of impacts associated with hotter and drier future have been selected for the participants to work on.  These are:

  • Human health and well being
  • Disruptions to the transport system
  • Bushfires and smoke / poor air quality
  • Water supply, low water volumes and quality

The participants will be presented with the challenge of developing cost-effective ideas to mitigate the impacts using three response frameworks. These are:

  • Better pricing of risks in the first place
  • Planning for and building in climate resilience
  • Reducing the financial impact of events when they do happen.
Date
19 / 03 / 2020 - 03:30 pm to 07:00 pm
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
19 / 03 / 2020 03:30 pm
Venue
Actuaries Institute
2/50 Carrington St
Sydney
,
New South Wales
,
2000
Cost
Group registration - Engineers Australia member
  • Per Person: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Group registration - Student member
  • Per Person: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Single Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $20.00 ($18.18 excl. GST)
Group registration - Non-Member
  • Per Person: $20.00 ($18.18 excl. GST)
Group Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Nick Wood
Host(s)
Young Engineers Australia Sydney, SENG and Actuaries Institute
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
2