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What is Risk Management?
The Process
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What to do and how to do it?
Expected results and outputs
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A: Outline your adaptation plan
B: Monitor the process
C: Seek approval
D: Communicate
E: Refine your process

What to do and how to do it?

A: Outline your adaptation plan

Develop the outline of how the adaptation plan will be implemented:
  • Consider priorities for action for each adaptation measure and develop an outline implementation plan.
  • Link the implementation plan to other community programs, where possible. For example, there may be a program to protect public health when water quality is compromised. Your risk control or adaptation measures for flood risks could be linked to this program.
  • Decide the timing for the implementation of adaptation or risk control measures. Some risk issues may not surface for years, or it may not be feasible to address them immediately. In these cases, defer implementation of some components until a future date.
  • Establish a date to review the adaptation plan and record it in the risk information library.
  • Before submitting the implementation plan for approval, review any similar climate change risk management initiatives. For example, compare your results to those from neighbouring communities.
  • Look for opportunities to collaborate with other communities or organisations. Unfortunately, climate change impacts will not be related to political boundaries, but adaptation responses could be. Collaborate where possible to improve the effectiveness of adaptation responses.
  • As part of the implementation plan, identify special expertise or external assistance that may be required.

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