A resilient state

South Australia is ensuring the community thrives and prospers in a changing future.

We aim to:

  • reduce future costs to government, industry and communities
  • base our economy on innovative climate resilient practices and technologies
  • export our adaptation expertise and technologies.

Here’s how: 

Some of our partners

The Goyder Institute for Water Research is a partnership between the South Australian Government, CSIRO and the State's three universities. The Institute has developed SA Climate Ready, comprehensive climate projections at a regional level to assist with decision making.


The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) –based at Griffith University supports decisionmakers in government, nongovernment organisations and the private sector to prepare for, and manage, the impacts of climate change. NCCARF is currently developing Coast Adapt, a national risk management tool for managing the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. NCCARF’s Vulnerable Communities Network, hosted by the University of Adelaide, focuses on research that will assist vulnerable communities and community sectors build adaptive capacity and resilience.


RegionsAdapt is the first global initiative for regional governments to take concrete actions, cooperate and report efforts in climate adaptation. The South Australian Government became a founding member of the initiative in December 2015. RegionsAdapt is helping to showcase the work the SA Government is doing in partnership with local communities.

The Regions Adapt initiative recognises that reducing emissions and adapting to global warming will be required across the world, and that it is at the subnational level where a strong adaptation response is most needed and where government has the capacity to act.

The initiative has been developed by the Government of Rio de Janeiro State and the Government of Catalonia, supported by the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD) and The Climate Group as an endorsing partner.

Visit nrg4SD website