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Past Papers

The SCCG and its project partners often produce conference and journal papers on issues of regional significance and for SCCG projects. These include:

2010

  • Anning, D., Dominey-Howes, D., Withycombe, G. (2009), Valuing climate change impacts on Sydney beaches to inform coastal management decisions: A research outline Management of Environmental Quality. 20, 4.
  • Morrison, C., and Walmsley, R. (2010) Is the Law a Useful Communication Tool in a Changing Climate? 2010 NSW Coastal Conference, Batemans Bay NSW.

2009

  • Anning, D., Dominey-Howes, D., Withycombe, G (2009), Economic Value of Sydney Beaches. Paper presented at the 2009 NSW Coastal Conference, Ballina.
  • D Dominey-Howes, D., Dall’Osso, F., Withycombe, G., (2009), Assessing the vulnerability of buildings to tsunami.  2009 NSW Coastal Conference, Ballina.
  • Leventhal, A., Withycombe, G., (2009), Landslide risk management for Australia. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 24 No. 1, February 2009.
  • Morrison, C., Lusher, B., and Withycombe, G1. (2009) What’s the Magic Number - How Council Consider and Plan for Rising Sea Levels. 2009 NSW Coastal Conference. Ballina. 
  • Withycombe, G., Walker, J., Nielsen, L. and Morrison, C. (2009), Scoping Study for Extraction of Offshore Sands for Beach Nourishment - Outcomes, Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward.  2009 NSW Coastal Conference, Ballina.
  • Dall’Osso, F., Gonella, M., Gabbianelli, G., Withycombe, G. and Dominey-Howes, D. (2009), “Assessing the vulnerability of buildings to tsunami in Sydney”. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), 9, 2015–2026, 2009.
  • Dall’Osso, F., Gonella, M., Gabbianelli, G., Withycombe, G., and Dominey-Howes, D. (2009), A revised (PTVA) model for assessing the vulnerability of buildings to tsunami damage, Natural Hazards Earth Systems Science Journal., 9, 1557–1565, 2009.

2008

  • Anning, D., Dominey-Howes, D., Withycombe, G. (2008) What Price Climate Change? Valuing Sydney Beaches to Inform Coastal Management. Decisions Paper presented at the Coastal Cities Summit 2008 – Values and Vulnerabilities, St Petersburg, Florida. USA. 17-20th November 2008.
  • Anning, D., Dominey-Howes, D., Withycombe, G. (2008), Using Surf Cameras to Predict Future Beach Visitation, NSW Coastal Conference, Wollongong, November 4-7 2008.
  • Measham, T.G., Preston, B., Beveridge, B., Withycombe, G., Morrison, C., Smith, T.F., Brooke, C., Gorddard, R., Abbs, D. , and McInnes, K. (2008), Local councils and climate change: a process for assisting adaptation in Sydney, Australia. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Conference, Living with climate change: are there limits to adaptation? 7 & 8 February 2008, Royal Geographical Society, London.
  • Morrison, C., Ghanem, R., and Withycombe, G. (2008), Coastal Councils Planning for Climate Change. 2008 NSW Coastal Conference, Wollongong. 
  • Preston, B.L., Smith, T., Brooke, C., Gorddard, R., Measham, T., Withycombe, G., McInnes, K., Abbs, D., Beveridge, B., and Morrison, C. (2008), Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability in the Sydney Coastal Councils Group. Prepared for the Sydney Coastal Councils Group and the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change by the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, Canberra.
  • Preston, B., Smith, T.F., Brooke, C., Gorddard, R., Measham, T.G., Withycombe, G., Beveridge, B., Morrison, C., McInnes, K., and Abbs, D. (2008), Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping as a Stakeholder Engagement Tool: Case Study from Sydney Australia. Paper presented at Coastal Cities Summit 2008, Values and Vulnerabilities, November 17 – 20 St. Petersburg, Florida USA.
  • Preston B.L., Brooke C., Measham, T.G. et al (2008), Igniting change in local government: lessons learned from a bushfire vulnerability assessment. Mitigation Adaptation Strategies Global Change, in press.
  • Smith, T.F., Brooke, C., Preston, B. Gorddard, R., Abbs, D. McInnes, K., Withycombe, G., and Morrison, C. (2008), Managing coastal vulnerability: new solutions for local government. In Integrated Coastal Zone Management, E. Dahl, E. Moksness, and J Støttrup (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, in press.
  • Withycombe, G., Morrison, C. (2008), Overcoming barriers to coastal sustainability and facilitating improved delivery of regional management A Case Study of the Sydney Coastal Councils Group. International Coastal Cities Summit: Values and Vulnerabilities, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. 17-20th November 2008.
  • Withycombe, G., Beveridge, B., Preston, B., Smith, T. F., Brooke, C., Measham, T.G., Gorddard, R., and Morrison, C. (2008), Improving Local Governments’ Capacity to Adapt to Coastal Climate Change at a Local and Regional Scale, NSW Coastal Conference, Wollongong November 4-7 2008.

2007

  • Anning, D., Dominey-Howes, D., Withycombe, G. (2007), What Price Climate Change? – Valuing Sydney Beaches to Inform Coastal Management Decisions. Paper presented at the 16th NSW Coastal Conference: The tide is high – coastal pressures, climate change, sustainability – the way forward. Yamba, 7-9th November 2007.
  • Preston, B.L., Abbs, D., Beveridge, B., Brooke, C., Gorddard, R., Measham, T.G., Hunt, G., Justus, M., Kinrade, P., Macadam, I., McInnes, K., Morrison, C., Smith, T.F., Withycombe, G. (2007), Spatial approaches for assessing vulnerability and consequences in climate change assessments. In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2007, ISBN: 978-0-9758400-4-7, pp. 261-267.
  • Preston, B., Beveridge, B., Withycombe, G., Morrison, C., Smith, T.F., Brooke, C., Gorddard, R., Measham, T., Abbs, D., and McInnes, K. (2007), Integrated approaches to regional climate change adaptation strategies: project methodology, results and key lessons learnt. New South Wales Coastal Conference, Yamba, NSW, 7-9 November, 2007.
  • Preston, B.L., Smith, T., Brooke, C., Gorddard, R., Withycombe, G., McInnes, K., Abbs, D., Beveridge, B., and Morrison, C. (2007), Mapping climate change vulnerability in Sydney Coastal Council Group. Presented at Greenhouse 2007, Sydney, 2-5 October 2007.
  • Smith, T.F., Brooke, C., Preston, B., Gorddard, R., Abbs, D., McInnes, K., Withycombe, G. and Morrison, C., (2007), Managing for climate variability in the Sydney region. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 50, 109-113, ISSN 0749.0208.
  • Withycombe, G., Smith, T.F., Brooke, C., Preston, B., Gorddard, R., Abbs, D., and McInnes, K., Beveridge, B., and Morrison, C. (2007), Managing for climate variability in the Sydney region – issues, needs and new solutions for local government. Queensland Coastal Conference, Bundaberg, QLD, 17-19 September, 2007.

2006

  • Morrison, C. and Withycombe, G. (2006), Overcoming barriers to coastal sustainability and facilitating improved delivery of regional management. 2006 NSW and 2007 QLD Coastal Conferences. 
  • Stuart, G., Withycombe, G., McGrath, J. (2006), Barriers and opportunities for local government in coastal management and planning. National Sea Change Task Force Conference, Port Douglas.  
  • Stuart, G., Withycombe, G., & McGrath, J. (2006), Barriers and Opportunities for Local Government in Coastal Management and Planning. In Lazarow N, Souter R, Fearon R & Dovers S (Eds.), Coastal Management in Australia: Key Institutional and Governance Issues for Coastal Natural Resource Management and Planning (35-46). Brisbane: Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management.
  • Withycombe, G., Smith, T.F., Brooke, C., Preston, B., Gorddard, R., Abbs, D., and McInnes, K. and Morrison, C. (2006), Managing for climate variability in the Sydney region – issues, needs and new solutions for local government. 16th NSW Coastal Conference, Coffs Harbour , NSW, November, 2006

2005

  • Smith, T.F., Preston, B.L., McInnes, K., and Withycombe, G. (2005), A systems approach to coastal research and management. 15th NSW Coastal Conference 8-11 November, 2005.
  • Withycombe, G. and Gale, R. (2005), "Educating for Sustainability: A Partnership Initiative of The Sydney Coastal Council Group Inc. (SCCG) and the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES), University of New South Wales (UNSW)", Beyond Declarations-Working Partnerships for Sustainability National Conference, 2005 March.

2002

  • Armstrong, I. and Withycombe, G. (2002), A new resource for developing useful environmental sampling programs. Sydney NSW.
  • Tweedie, C. and Withycombe, G. (2002), Pipechecks Australia. NSW Water Management Conference, 2002.

2001

  • Withycombe, G. and Banfield, K. (2001), Protecting Wetlands through Better Planning. NSW Coastal Management Conference 2001.

1998

  • Withycombe. G., Channel, M., Griffiths, E., Sutton, F. (1998), Oceans, Beaches Catchments and People: Showcasing a Regional Coastal Management Strategy for Sydney, NSW Coastal Management Conference 1998.


For copies of any of the above listed papers please contact SCCG.

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