Webinar | Storylines of the Pilbara: applying a storylines approach

Thursday, 10 August 2023
11:00AM – 12.00PM AWST
Online – Register HERE

The storyline approach uses narratives to explore the implications of climate change on particular decisions. Storylines can help distil the overwhelming amount of information available into a few compelling narratives that motivate action and decisions by relating plausible changes in climate to real-world experiences.
In partnership with Western Australia’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and the Water Corporation of Western Australia, Climate Systems Hub scientists applied this approach to the western Pilbara to explore future water availability for the catchment.
This webinar will discuss how a storyline approach can be applied to climate projections in water management, learnings from this case study, and the benefits as well as limitations of applying evolving approach. It will also look at how this approach has also been applied through DWER’s Guide to future climate projections for water resource management in Western Australia.
Hub knowledge broker Ramona Dalla Pozza will chair a discussion between:
Sugata Narsey: research scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology, Sugata’s research focuses on rainfall, atmospheric dynamics and climate change.
Jacquie Bellhouse: senior hydrologist, within the Water Corporation of Western Australia.
Margot Turner: senior climate change and water specialist currently on secondment from the Bureau of Meteorology to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

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