The 2008 floods in Queensland: A case study of vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity

Short Summary of Resource
This report presents n historical case study of the 2008 floods in Charleville and Mackay that have significant areas situated on highly vulnerable flood plains
Detailed description of the resource
This study aims to understand how societies that are regularly flooded respond and adjust to flood events and the extent of their resilience; the characteristics of communities that may be considered ‘on the edge’, where flooding might push them into non-viability; the extent to which flood mitigation measures (including State Planning Policy 1/03) have been applied to reduce the vulnerability to flood events; and to identify the characteristics of vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity to flooding of households, businesses and institutions
CLIMATE AND WEATHER Extreme weather events
Content Owners / Rights Holders
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Case study
Format of Resource
Relevant Sector
Emergency management
Geographical Scope
Relevant LG Functional Area
Community and recreation, Disaster/emergency management
Council Type
Remote, Coastal
URL / DOI for resource access
Relevant Governance Indicator
Disaster management, Adaptation planning