Established under the Lorenz G. Straub Memorial Fund, this award is given for the most meritorious thesis in hydraulic engineering, hydrology, ecohydraulics, or related fields. The Lorenz G.
Professor Ashish Sharma was awarded the prestigious and highly competitive ARC-Discovery project in the round announced late last year.
UNSW academics Associate Professor Lucy Marshall and Dr Fiona Johnson recently ran a technical session at AECOM who are an industry partner of CVEN, on statistics, probability and uncertainty fundamentals to support Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2016 (arr.gov.gov.au)
Two researchers from the Water Research Centre have been honoured for their research by the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand at its biennial conference last week in Hobart.
Rounak Afroz has started her Ph.D. with the Hydrology group working on an ARC Linkage project of Future Drought Analysis with project partners DPI Water.
A global analysis of rainfall and rivers by UNSW engineers has discovered a growing pattern of intense flooding in urban areas coupled with drier soils in rural and farming areas.
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- Thirty-year weather records from 79 locations across Australia reveal peak downpours during storms are intensifying, leading to greater flash flood risks in cities.
- Findings true across all Australian climate zones, suggesting global implications.
The latest edition of Nature Geoscience, features the paper 'Steeper temporal distribution of rain intensity at higher temperatures within Australian storms', highlighting the research work carried out by Conrad Wasko and Professor Ashish Sharma.
WRC researchers Dr Robert Parinussa and Seokhyeon Kim are currently participating in the Soil Moisture Active Passive Experiment (SMAPEx-4) in Yanco, south west NSW.