Building resilience to Australian flood disasters in the face of climate change


As the flood waters are receding in parts of New South Wales and Queensland and new forecasts of heavy rain are released, important questions emerge about the resilience of the Australian health system, and ultimately of our communities, to the intensifying extreme events we have experienced in recent years in the context of climate change.


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key components of the perspective.
  • List main findings.
  • Recognise changes in the approach to building resilience to Australian flood disasters in the face of climate change.


Authors: Sotiris Vardoulakis, Veronica Matthews, Ross S Bailie, Wenbiao Hu, Luis Salvador‐Carulla, Alexandra L Barratt and Cordia Chu

Article Type: Perspective


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Environment and Public Health
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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