The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment engaged Spatial Vision to analyse user requirements and formulate strategies to enhance the use of spatial and remote sensing technologies across the Water branch. This resulted in the development of a two-year plan outlining 15 unique initiatives, deliverables, risks and mitigation actions to assist the Department in meeting future business requirements.
For generations, Australians have witnessed and endured the harsh realities of our landscape. From unrelenting droughts to catastrophic bushfires, the country is no stranger to extreme weather.
However, with the frequency and severity of these extreme weather events predicted to increase in the near future, it’s important now more than ever to address key questions of how we can better prepare for them and how can we learn from these events to mitigate consequences into the future.
A key theme for most speakers was the need to prepare for change, particularly the role climate change will play in the fire regime changes such areas are likely to experience in the future. And yes, climate change is a key driver behind the recent west coast fires in the USA, not just poor forest management.
The tool aims to assist stakeholders in determining the location of Matters of National and Environmental Significance (MNES), or if other matters protected by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 are likely to occur in a particular area. Furthermore, the PMST tool is essential to implementing a targeted risk-based approach to compliance and enforcement with the Act.
Spatial Vision are proud to announce our partnership with the Australian Water Partnership (AWP).
The Groundwater Resource Report tool is a customised mapping tool that enables land owners and other groundwater users to locate aquifer informaiton for any acquifer in Victoria.
Agriculture worldwide faces daunting challenges, not only because of increasing population growth, changing food consumption patterns, natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation, but also as a result of the rapidly intensifying threat of climate change. Australia is likely to be one of the most exposed of the world’s developed countries to the adverse effects of climatic change, especially possible declines in agricultural production…
Fascinating but worrying to see the work reported in The Age Newspaper (“Great Ocean Road at risk from surging sea” 11/01/2019 – Royce Millar) concerning the impact of rising sea levels on the iconic Great Ocean Road along the south-western Victorian coastline.
DELWP needed to provide an authoritative spatial dataset for Victoria that identified where hunting of different pest and game species could occur on public land.
There is no doubt that climate change is no longer just a threat, it is a real and present danger that is increasingly impacting the lives of many people and the natural world. The question is what are we doing about it?