Risk Management

This webinar focuses on climate change risk management with a deep dive into Mackay regional council. Robyn Birkett is the Principal Engineer of Waterways at Mackay regional council and for the past five years climate change adaptation has been her main area of focus. Robyn walks us through Mackay’s approach to climate risk management, their climate adaptation policy and risk management framework, some useful case studies of local high risk areas and key take home messages. 

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  • Robyn Birkett is the Principal Engineer - Waterways in Mackay Regional Council’s Strategic Planning program. She commenced at Council in 2004 following 6 years working in engineering consultancy. Robyn has a Bachelor of Engineering from James Cook University and is a Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ).  Robyn loves living in regional Queensland and has a passion for waterways, coasts and sustainable, vibrant communities.  Robyn’s expertise is on flood and stormwater management studies (quality and quantity) and in the last five years, climate adaptation has been an area of particular interest.