Fieldwork in Solomon Islands
There were some intriguing exceptions to this. For instance, as a component of the all-round-fascinating Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Program and a huge, multi-donor transport infrastructure development program, some risk management specialists are developing manuals and guidelines to help the Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure Development consider climate change projections. Some civil engineers proclaim that their engineering approach and systems can easily incorporate future climate change impacts – for them, it’s really no big deal. Yet, ‘mainstreaming’ in one instance led to some wharves being vastly over-specified, to the extent that even at high tide, they are inoperable.