Webinar: 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

Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Time: 11:00am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)

Resources: Webcasts and other documents will be available here

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Janice Green

Bureau of Meteorology

Janice has 30 years' experience in hydrology, hydraulics, and water resource management working in state and commonwealth government agencies and the private sector. She holds a Bachelor of Natural Re... Read more

David Curtis

WEST Consultants

With over four decades of experience in water resources, David C. Curtis, Ph.D., is a recognized national and international leader in hydrology, flood warning systems, and flood emergency preparedness... Read more

Jason Evans

University of New South Wales

Jason has over 20 years experience as a climate scientist. His expertise covers land-atmosphere interactions, the water cycle and regional climate change. He has published over 200 refereed scientific... Read more

Marcus Thatcher


Dr Thatcher is a research scientist in weather and regional climate variability and extremes within the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Oceans and Atmosphere Grou... Read more

Clinton Rakich


Clinton has a 20 year career in Australia leading talented diverse teams to deliver highly impact climate, weather and environmental projects for a wide range of public and private sector customers. A... Read more

Krey Price

Surface Water Solutions

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Krey is a civil engineer and project manager with international experience in water resources. He is engaged in computational modelling, engineeri... Read more


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