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.
- 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.
A large contingent of Hydrology students, researchers and academics made the trip to San Francisco in late December 2014, for the world's largest gathering of geosciences research.
Two UNSW PhD students, Eytan Rocheta (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Zenah Bradford-Hartke (Chemical Engineering) were selected to attend the third annual G08-C9 HDR Forum 2012 entitled “Water, Water Management and Global Sustainable Futures; graduate perspectives from Australia and... read more