Sharing early insights for more resilient communities

Extreme climate events such as droughts, bushfires and floods are no longer a once in a lifetime event. Such events often have a cumulative effect on communities and there are currently very few tools for identifying the early warning signs or detecting changes in community wellbeing over time.

Our ‘Sharing Early Insights for more Resilient Communities’ project is focused on developing tools that will allow us to identify changes in community resilience sooner so support services can tailor solutions where they are needed to assist individuals, groups and communities to work through change.

Bringing together preeminent researchers, the latest literature, and a range of disparate and novel data sets – such as social media use and buying patterns – the project has developed a set of indicators that can act as early warning signals to measure changes in resilience.

If you want to find out more about the indicators we’ve identified, download the following report.

‘Sharing Early Insights for More Resilient Communities’ report

We are now working on bringing all this together to build a system of early warning signs to help key services and support agencies respond sooner to community needs so we can mitigate the impacts of cumulative climate events.

Project partners

The Southern NSW Innovation Hub's Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program is joint initiative with Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. This project is a collaboration across Charles Sturt University, the Australian National University, University of Canberra and the University of Wollongong.