Case studies

Projects

Location Client Project
USA Climate Decision Ltd Washington D. C. Extreme precipitation
Ghana Newmont Mine Corporation/CH2M
China ADB/Ramboll Environ Modeling urban low-carbon development in Xiangtan
Canada Environment Canada Subseasonal and seasonal forecast for the Northwest Territories
New Zealand Higgins Snowfall Rate and Number of Snow Days Analysis for Central Otago Highway Maintenance
New Zealand Selwyn District New Zealand Impact of Climate Cycles and Trends on Selwyn District Council Water Assets - Peer Review
Australia Australands/Ramboll Environ Analysis of climate change ffects on Australand assets
Australia Point Advisory Australia Assets Risk and Climate Change Analysis: Australia
New Zealand Waikato Regional Council Waikato Regional Freshwater Discussion: A Framework for getting the best use allocation through time
New Zealand BECA New Zealand Climate Change - Understanding Local Level Impacts
USA Re:focus and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Adaptation Atlas
Tobago Inter American Development Bank/Halcrow SW Tobago Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability/Adaptation
Asia ADB/Ramboll Environ
India Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board
China INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group UK Adapting to Climate Change in China Phase II (ACCC II)
Singapore Singapore PUB IDF Curves Singapore: Historical and Climate Change Influenced
New Zealand Watercare, Auckland IDF/DDF modeling with extreme sea level rise assessment and climate change
Miami-Dade Miami--Dade Water and Sewerage/CH2MHILL
USA EPA-CREAT/Stratus Consulting Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) applying CLIMsystems data created using SimCLIM 2013
Australia Lendlease Training and capacity building and project scoping for applications of SimCLIM 2013 and SimCLIM for ArcGIS
Mongolia Rio Tinto/CH2MHILL Oyu Tolgoi Climate Study
USA/Qatar Shell Sea level rise assessment for key assets
Global ProBono/Bloomberg Climate Risk Disclosure Reporting: A Review of Corporate Progress - A CLIMsystems Whitepaper
India ADB/ANZDEC India coastal assessment and rehabilitation project - sea level rise and coastal risk and adaptation planning and implementation
Mauritius Indian Ocean Commission Economic cost-benefit analysis of adaptation to climate change
Vanuatu UNDP Profiling risks from climate change and geohazards
Qatar FIFA World Cup Supreme Committee Climate Change Risk Assessment for the FIFA World Cup 2022
Philippines, Bahamas, Nauru, Vanuatu, RMI, Tonga, Tuvalu UNDP and various ministries UNFCCC Second National Communications
Global Earth Systems Resource Institute (Esri) Global Climate Model Interface and Development
Fiji AIACC Assessment of Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change
New Zealand Auckland Regional Council Integrated Catchment Management Plans (ICMP).
Southern Africa CERU Climate change consequences for African elephant populations in southern Africa
Australia SKM Extreme rainfall analysis Sydney Rail Station
Australia SKM Extreme rainfall analysis Queensland Rail
Vanuatu UNDP
Vanuatu AECOM Climate Risk and World Bank Project Development
Australia Stocklands Group CMIP5 data and risk to assets in Eastern Australia
Laos Mekong River Commission
Saudi Arabia CH2MHILL
Australia AECOM REROC Extreme Precipitation Analysis
UAE Halcrow International Coastal Risk Assessment for Abu Dhabi
New Zealand Waikato Regional Council Seasonal Forecasting for New Zealand and the Waikato Region
Hong Kong ARUP Hong Kong Harbour Management Plan
Ukraine Dairy Solutions Climate risk assessment for dairy expansion in the Ukraine
Vietnam SKM Extreme precipitation analysis Mekong Delta
Indonesia Nature Conservancy
Tajikistan ADB Building Capacity for Climate Resilience
Singapore PUB
Manila ADB Global Environment and National Information Evaluation System for Urban Impact Analysis (GENIES).
Tobago IADB Extreme sea level rise and rainfall and ocean chemistry changes with climate change
New Zealand Waikato Regional Council A Regional Assessment of the impacts of climate change in the Waikato Region Using CMIP5 (AR5) Data.
Vanuatu and Kiribati UNICEF UNICEF Children and climate change in the Pacific.
Australia SEQ
Philippines CICRED/FAO
Philippines (IGCI) APN
Asia (IGCI) APN Development of an Integrated-Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool for Urban Policy Makers (UrbanCLIM)
China and Russia (IGCI) APN
China START-TEA
Australia Nambucca Shire Council Climate Risk Assessment Nambucca Shire
New Zealand Waikato Regional Council Climate Change Impact Overview for Waikato Region AR4
China Natural Science Foundation of China Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change and Social Activities on the Grassland of North China
China Ministry of Science and Technology Predictive Study of Aridification in Northern China in Association with Life-Supporting Environment Changes
South Africa Princton University South Africa Climate Change Scenarios Using Pattern Scaling Method
Australia Pro bono Analysis of the January 2011 Extreme Precipitation Event in the Brisbane River Basin
New Zealand Waikato Regional Council Development of a Blended Drought Severity Index and Drought Forecast Technic for the Waikato Region
USA, Australia, South America, Asia, Africa and over 100 countries and individual study area Multiple clients Generate high resolution climate patterns for use in various softare packages for client's project work (120+ countries)

Training and Field Experience

Year Title Client Location
2016 Risk and vulnerability with SimCLIM and SimCLIM for ArcGIS LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Sciences) New Zealand
2016 Risk and vulnerability Train the trainers - Pune, India - Climate Change Modelling and Impact Assessment India
2015 Climate risks in New Zealand Introduction to climate risk for university students from China and USA to New Zealand New Zealand
2015 Adaption to climate change in China 5 provinces (Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Jilin) and one city (Qingdao), planning modelling using Risk Informed Decision Support System China
2014 Drought, food security and climate change in East Africa C-ADAPT and HELIX East Africa Stakeholders Engagement for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security for Policy and Programme Response Planning Ethiopia
2014 Foundation Course in Climate Science Tajikistan Univeristies, NGOs and Government Personel Tajikistan
2014 SimCLIM and SimCLIM for ArcGIS LendLease Sydney
2014 SimCLIM and SimCLIM for ArcGIS Indian Ocean Commission Madagascar
2014 SimCLIM and Climate Risk Assessments RMIT, Net Balance, La Trobe Melbourne
2013 SimCLIM and GENIES Intro The 2nd WCRP CORDEX Science and Training Workshop Nepal
2013 SimCLIM and disaster loss Training of government staff on data collection and climate risk assessment Mauritius
2013 SimCLIM and GENIES Intro Hydromet - Dushanbe Tajikistan
2013 SimCLIM Training x 2 RPS Staff, Complexitas PTY staff Australia
2012 Climate adpatation and risk assessment Key training component delivery as START Asia climate change training course China
2012 GENIES Workshop and Training Asian Development Bank - Viet Nam case study and project identification Viet Nam
2012 SimCLIM Training ARUP Hong Kong staff, Climate Planning PTY staff, Curtin University Staff New Zealand
2011 SimCLIM Training CH2MHILL Corporate Headquarters USA
2011 SimCLIM Training Climate Outlook Forum for West Africa in Abuja, Nigeria Nigeria
2011 SimCLIM Training Three day intensive training for IMHEN staff, Ha Noi scheduled for May Viet Nam
2011 Climate change and field assessments One week training and field program in Port Vila and Epi island, Vanuatu Vanuatu
2011 Customised training One-on-one training of key staff of various international agencies on a case-by case basis conducted at the offices of CLIMsystems (Tonga and Fiji trainees) New Zealand
2010 Training Links Day long training and interactive workshop with staff of NIES, Japan Japan
2010 Climate change risk assessessments One week training course with NAPA and SNC staff of the Republic of Tuvalu Tuvalu
2010/11 Climate change and SimCLIM Short training with key government staff in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, three day training as follow up Marshall Islands
2010 Climate change and forestry training Contracted through GIZ for an intensive training session with key stakeholders in Tonga. Tonga
2010 Multiple three day intensive SimCLIM training Included the training of Manidis Roberts and McGarry and Eadie, CH2M Hill staff, Griffith University staff, Staff of the Tanzania National Parks, student of the University of Illinois, staff of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank among others. New Zealand
2010 Climate change and impact assessment tools One day workshop held for various Ministry officials, Ha Noi, Viet Nam Viet Nam
2010 SNC Training Two, one week workshop held with SNC contributors for the Republic of Nauru, including training with TrainCLIM, SimCLIM and PlantGro and stakeholder identification and SNC planning and implementation. Nauru
2010 Climate change risk and adaptation assessment for local planning Two, one week workshops, held with local planners and policy makers in Albay Province, Philippines Philippines
2010 SNC Training One week workshop held with SNC contributors for the island nation of the Bahamas, including training with TrainCLIM, SimCLIM and PlantGro and stakeholder identification and SNC planning and implementation. Bahamas
2009 Climate change risk, water and food security and SimCLIM Training Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as part of part of APN project. Mongolia
2009 SNC Training One week workshop held with SNC contributors for the island nation of Vanuatu, including training with TrainCLIM, SimCLIM and PlantGro and stakeholder identification and SNC planning and implementation. Vanuatu
2008 SNC Training In support of NCSP-UNDP conducted a six day training session on integrated assessment and climate change adaptation for the Caribbean. Held in Trinidad and Tobago. Trindad and Tobago
2008 SNC Training Six day workwhop held in Honiara, Solomon Islands with wide range of government and non-non government representatives using the range of CLIMsystems software. In preparation for the implementation of research to complete the country's SNC. Solomon Islands
2008 SNC Training One week workshop held with SNC contributors for the island nation of Vanuatu, including sofware customisation, utilisation and maintenance for application in conducting the SNC. Vanuatu
2008 SNC Training SNC Initiation workshop with emphasis on Vulnerability and Adaptation, Bridgetown, Barbados. Applying TrainCLIM and its Sea Level Rise Scenario generator, in collaboration with Dr. Xianfu Lu. Barbados
2008 Climate change risk, water and food security and SimCLIM Training Vladivostock, Russia as part of APN project Russia
2008 SNC Training SNC Initiation workhsop with emphasis on Vulnerability and Adaptation, Apia, Samoa. Applying TrainCLIM and its Sea Level Rise Scenario generator, in collaboration with Drs. Xianfu Lu and Graham Sem. Samoa
2007 SimCLIM Training Bejing, China China
2007-2010 ENS310 Climate Change Adaption, University of the Sunshine Coast Course imparts a broad understanding of the theory, methods, tools and skills required for conducting analyses of: vulnerability and adaptation to climate variability and change (including extreme climatic events); reducing and mitigating global warming; and other environmental changes. Run three times per year applying TrainCLIM and SimCLIM software. Australia
2007-2010 ENS314 Climatic and Hydrological Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast Course imparts a broad understanding of the methods, tools and skills required for conducting analyses of weather, climatic and hydrological data, and integrating climate change with hydrological modeling. This includes issues of water supply, floods, droughts and spatial variability, the understanding and management of risk and uncertainty in the integration of hydrological studies with climate science, climate modeling and extreme event analysis, and the linking of extreme events and long term normals with hydrological models. Run twice a year incorporating SimCLIM software. Australia
2008-2010 Climate Change and Adaptation, University of the South Pacific Course imparts a broad understanding of the theory, methods, tools and skills required for conducting analyses of: vulnerability and adaptation to climate variability and change (including extreme climatic events); reducing and mitigating global warming; and other environmental changes. Run once per year applying TrainCLIM software. Fiji
2008 SEGRA 2008 Climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning workshop held as part of the SEGRA Conference, Albury, NSW. Australia
2007 SEGRA 2007 Climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning workshop held as part of the SEGRA Conference, Wollongong, NSW. Australia
2006 Local Government New Zealand Adapting to Climate Change Workshops Four one-day workshops for local authority politicians and officers held in Auckland, Palmerston North, Nelson/Christchurch and Dunedin on how local authorities can adapt to the impacts of climate change. Funded by the Sustainable Management Fund. New Zealand
2006 SEGRA 2006 Climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning workshop held as part of the SEGRA Conference, Launceston, Tasmania. Australia
2005 SEGRA 2005 Climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning workshop held as part of the SEGRA Conference, Yeppoon, Qld. Australia
2003, 2004 Asian Development Banks Climate Change Adaptation for the Pacific Islands In partnership with Maunsell, an infrastructure company, developed a climate risk and mainstreaming program for two Pacific Island Governments, Cook Islands and Federated States of Micronesia. PC based modelling enabled socio-economic evaluation and determining adaptation costs for projects in each country after climate risk assessments were undertaken at specific sites. Training and awareness undertaken in both countries with officials Cook islands
2003, 2004 AIACC V&A Integrated Assessment and Modelling Workshop for Sri Lanka Two workshops held in Colombo for the purpose of V&A training and software model applications Sri Lanka
2003 Training Workshop on Integrated Models for Dryland Situations Funded by the Australian Government, this workshop for government staff held in Melbourne focussed on the development of integrated models for managing dryland environments Australia
2002 V&A training workshop for Peru Funded by the Peruvian Government, this training workshop forcussed on methods and tools for V&A assessment Peru
2002 AIACC Training sessions Repetitive training sessions provided for members of the UNEP-GEF funded AIACC Programme, during training workshop held in Trieste, Italy Italy
2001 V&A Training in support of National Communications for the Maldives One-week training course held in Male, funded by UNDP-GEF, in support of reporting requirements to the UNFCCC Maldives
2001 Summer Institute training sessions at East-West Centre Three-day training sessions on climate change V&A assessment using Vanda training materials, Hawaii USA
2000 CLIMPACTS training on climate change impacts and adaptation assessment and modelling Inter-agency workshop held for the New Zealand Government New Zealand
2000 Thematic Workshop on V&A Assessment A NCSP-UNDP workshop held in Jakarta Indonesia
2000 Regional Exchange Workshop on Climate Change for the Asian Region A NCSP-UNDP workshop in Kuala Lumpur in which Vanda training materials were applied for Asia country participants Malaysia
2000 Caribbean Capacity Building Workshop on V&A Assessment Funded by NCSP-UNDP, this 2-week workshop for Caribbean countries was held in Trinidad and Tobago for the purpose of assisting Caribbean countries with the preparation of their National Communications to the UNFCCC Trindad and Tobago
1999 PACCLIM Training Workshop Funded by the Asia-Pacific Network and the World Bank, the Auckland workshop for Pacific Island countries included training in climate scenario generation tools and impact assessment New Zealand
1999 USP Professional Training A train-the-trainers course held at the University of the South Pacific, the recipient of the Pacific Vanda training package, with joint funding from UNDP-GEF and NZ Government Fiji
1998 PICCAP V&A Training Course Six-month training course using the Vanda V&A package for 22 Pacific Island participants held in Hamilton, New Zealand. New Zealand
1997 Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe Two-week trialing of Vanda V&A training package, for 16 participants from southern African countries. Zimbabwe