Storylines of the Pilbara: applying a storylines approach

August 2, 2023


The storyline approach uses narratives to explore the implications of climate change on particular decisions. Storylines can help distill the overwhelming amount of information available into a few compelling narratives that motivate action and decisions by relating plausible changes in climate to real-world experiences.

In partnership with Western Australia’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Water Corporation of Western Australia, Climate Systems Hub scientists applied this approach to the western Pilbara to explore future water availability for the catchment.

This webinar will discuss how a storyline approach can be applied to climate projections in water management, learnings from this case study in the western Pilbara, as well their use in DWER’s Guide to future climate projections for water resource management in Western Australia, to explore the benefits as well as limitations of applying evolving approach.

Hub knowledge broker Ramona Dalla Pozza will chair a discussion with:

  • Sugata Narsey: Research Scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology, Sugata’s research focuses on rainfall, atmospheric dynamics and climate change
  • Margot Turner: Senior Climate Change and Water Specialist currently on secondment from the Bureau of Meteorology to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Jacquie Bellhouse: Senior Hydrologist with the Water Corporation of Western Australia.

Date and time

Thu, 10 Aug 2023 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEST


Online via Eventbrite

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