Chiara Holgate recently completed her PhD at the Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics (Fenner School of Environment and Society), and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. Chiara’s PhD research focused on the role of land-atmosphere interactions and their impact on Australian rainfall and drought. Chiara is now working at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
In her previous work as a Hydrologist and Water Resources Engineer, Chiara provided technical advice to the Australian federal, state and local governments, as well as resource companies and transport authorities. Chiara collaborated on, helped develop and executed a variety of hydrological projects, including the areas of: groundwater and surface water field investigation; hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and modelling; environmental assessment of major projects; groundwater-surface water connectivity studies; stock and domestic groundwater usage estimation; and water balance assessment