Climate change impacts on extreme event hydrology
How should we account for the increasing intensity of extreme precipitation events when developing design hydrographs for drainage infrastructure?
Join a panel of international and Australian experts to discuss climate change impacts on extreme event hydrology, including estimates of the Probable Maximum Precipitation and Probable Maximum Flood. Presenters from the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO will summarise the latest research and data sources for developing design hydrographs that account for long-term climate change.
We will discuss:
• Changes to the intensity of sub-daily rainfall events may differ substantially from long-term rainfall trends under a range of climate change scenarios
• The relationship between flood and extreme event precipitation changes with spatial water availability
• Australia has recommended standards that have been adopted to guide the selection of design events under climate change scenarios
Bureau of Meteorology
University of New South Wales