A new flood design methodology for a variable and changing climate [ 2010-01-01 - 2014-12-31 ]

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Researchers: Prof George Kuczera (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Martin Lambert (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Andrew Metcalfe (Chief Investigator) ,  Mark Thyer (Chief Investigator)

Brief description A new flood design methodology for a variable and changing climate. The extreme temporal and spatial variability of Australia's rainfall affects the quantity and quality of water resources, the productivity of agricultural systems, and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Given the impact of extreme events such as floods and the massive investment in water-related infrastructure, evaluation of these risks is an issue of national economic and environmental significance. Monte Carlo simulation techniques will quantify the risks associated with current and future climate change, and the combined risks that come from multiple sources, such as from coastal tides and storm runoff. This research will provide a new spatial framework for calculating risk as well as tools to evaluate flood risk.

Funding Amount $340,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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