Dealing with drought through resilience planning

February 17th, 2023

CSIRO has partnered with The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) as part of a broader $5 billion Future Drought Fund initiative to help communities better prepare for the future impacts of drought.

A key initiative of this fund is the Regional Drought Resilience Planning program, which supports regions to develop Regional Drought Resilience (RDR) plans to help prepare for and manage future drought risks.

CSIRO is supporting the program by providing independent, expert feedback on every RDR plan. Using the science of Resilience Thinking, Adaptation Pathways, and Transformation to assist regional communities to further develop the capacities of their regions to absorb, adapt, or transform, and deal with stresses such as drought, as well as apply best practice resilience thinking at the local level.

This project will help facilitate the development of high-quality RDR plans, that lead to improved drought resilience in regional communities, and enable best-practice and key learnings to be shared across regions.

Image: Sun setting over Lake Moongerah Qld Australia. Credit: istockphoto

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