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The Next Big Business Risk - Sea Level Rise
Wed. 19 April 2017, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm AEST
Do you operate a business that is located near the sea? Does your business rely on imports or exports that are shipped by sea? Are you an investor in infrastructure that is located near the sea?
Climate Alliance has arranged for some expert speakers to address the business risks resulting from sea level rise and storm surge. Australian businesses and individuals have invested heavily in real estate and infrastructure near the sea. Our minerals and most of our primary produce exports are totally dependent on timely and efficient shipping transportation. Our cities are heavily invested in infrastructure that is vulnerable to water damage during adverse weather conditions. Brisbane, Sydney and a number of regional cities have already suffered losses due to the impact of past storms.
How does one address the risks that current and future investments face? Where is good quality information available? What is the view of the insurance industry of this risk?
We will look at the science, the data available for decision makers and the perspective from the insurance industry. The seminar will be targeted at Chief Risk Officers, Business Continuity Managers, property investors and Councils that manage land near the sea.
Tom Kompier, First Secretary, Water and Climate, Dutch Government to explain why the Dutch have decided to increase dyke levels across The Netherlands by 1.3m.
Dr John Church, a global authority on the science of sea level rise. He will speak about the exactness of the sea level rise projections and the consequential best and worst cases.
Dr Nathan Quadros, Research Program Manager (Rapid Spatial Analytics), CRCSI will talk about the importance of good quality information on land elevation to assist in assessing the risk from sea level rise.
Karl Sullivan, General Manager Risk, Insurance Council of Australia will outline the insurance industry’s view of this risk.
Click here to read more about our speakers.