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)

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Presenters:

Janice Green

Bureau of Meteorology

Janice Green is the Manager of the Water Reporting Team at the Bureau of Meteorology with responsibilities for the publication of the Water Program's reports including the National Water Account; the ... 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

Tony Rafter

CSIRO

Is a Senior Experimental Scientist specialising in analysis of climate extremes - particularly extreme rainfall and tropical cyclones - and creating projections of likely change in intensity of these... Read more

Bryson Bates

CSIRO

Bryson has 30 year of experience in applied climate science. His experience covers the impact of climate on surface water resources and climate and weather extremes. He was a lead author of three IPCC... Read more

Marcus Thatcher

CSIRO

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

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Artist’s impression of how a flood in London could look in 2100:


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