AQ: Australian Quarterly
Life on the Edge: Adapting Coastal Management in a Changing Climate
Australians love the coast – yet with climate change our coasts are becoming increasingly dynamic and at odds with our static and siloed perceptions of land ownership and coastal management. Disaster response is generally reactive and remedial, when our communities need to be developing long term, adaptive plans that are tailored to the values of those communities. Much can be done to improve coastal management in Australia but it needs to start with an inclusive, frank and supported discussion on the future of our coasts.