WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR
Welcome to the first edition of WA Coastal News for 2020.
The last three months has seen significant activity in the WA branch, commencing with our planning session in early December to co-hosting the first meeting of the WA Coastal and Marine Community Network (CMCN) on the 28th of February. The WA branch continues to grow and is embracing new opportunities to support collaboration between coastal and marine stakeholders across the State.
The start of 2020 saw Australia’s coasts as a refuge for bushfire victims; with the unprecedented events also bringing greater attention to the impacts of climate change on our nation. Our coasts are ‘at the frontline’ of climate impacts, and this renewed emphasis on the impacts of climate change has occurred in tandem with a national agreement to establish an intergovernmental working group (led out of Western Australia) to collate information on erosion and inundation risk management and propose a collaborative approach at the next Meeting of the Ministers.
The national and State level focus on coastal erosion provides an opportunity for you to contribute your knowledge and understanding of the practical challenges of managing erosion and/or inundation in your coastal area. Whether that be an individual beach or at a regional or State level. What do you believe are the key priorities to achieve a collaborative approach to erosion management in WA and nationally? What is needed? What is missing? ACS WA is supporting this process via a short survey. If you would like to participate, please join our mailing list by clicking on the sign up tab below.
Over the coming months there are a number of coastal events well worth attending. Check them out in the Events section below.
As always, you would like to know more about any of items discussed (for example, the WA Coastal and Marine Community Network), please get in touch: email@example.com.
ACS WA State Chair