The impact of the 2009 heatwave on Melbourne’s critical infrastructure
Summary

This piece of research was commissioned as part of a larger project: “Impacts and adaptation response of infrastructure and communities to heatwaves: the southern Australian experience of 2009″.

The research consortium was led by Queensland University of Technology and funded by the Synthesis and Integrative Research Program, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF).

CCAP research activity focused specifically on Melbourne’s critical urban infrastructure. Findings, derived from actor-based research, highlighted the most significant impacts as being on the electricity and transport systems.

Start By 1 April 2010
Completed By 31 July 2010
Funding
Outcomes Southern Cities Heat Waves: Impacts and adaptation response of infrastructure and communities to heatwaves
Researcher(s) Jane Mullett
Program Climate Change Adaptation
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia