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Dr Michael Leonard

Michael Leonard
Lecturer
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I have experience in many areas of water engineering: hydrologic modelling, hydraulic modelling, flooding, water security and multivariate extremes.

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Dr Michael Leonard

I have experience in many areas of water engineering: hydrologic modelling, hydraulic modelling, flooding, water security and multivariate extremes.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Research Interests

I am interested in application of numerical and statistical modelling to environmental engineering problems. Many applications require an understanding of the risk of hazardous impacts, for example flooding from complex man-made or natural systems. My background is in stochastic modelling of rainfall fields at subdaily timescales, and I am keen to develop methods for improved assessment of flood risk.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Education Specialist University of Adelaide
2015 Scholarly Teaching Fellow University of Adelaide
2007 - 2015 Research Associate / Lecturer University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2015 Award GN Alexander Medal Engineers Australia Australia
2014 Award Research Spotlight Award from American Geophysical Union (top 5% of papers in AGU) for Westra et al (2014) American Geophysical Union United States
2009 Research Award Best presentation by a student or recent graduate Australian Mathematical Society Australia
2008 Research Award Best presentation by a student or recent graduate Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium Australia
2006 Research Award Postgraduate Research Award, AWA AWA Australia
2002 Research Award CAMWE prize for best honours Civil & Environmental project thesis University of Adelaide Australia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2015 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Education
2003 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Civil Engineering (Hydrology)
1999 - 2002 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Hons 1)

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Zscheischler, J., Westra, S., van den Hurk, B., Seneviratne, S., Ward, P., Pitman, A., . . . Zhang, X. (2018). Erratum to: Future climate risk from compound events (Nature Climate Change, (2018), 8, 6, (469-477), 10.1038/s41558-018-0156-3). Nature Climate Change, 8(8), 750.
DOI
2018 Le, P., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). Modeling spatial dependence of rainfall extremes across multiple durations. Water Resources Research, 54(3), 2233-2248.
DOI
2018 Zscheischler, J., Westra, S., van den Hurk, B., Seneviratne, S., Ward, P., Pitman, A., . . . Zhang, X. (2018). Future climate risk from compound events. Nature Climate Change, 8(6), 469-477.
DOI Scopus3
2018 Bennett, B., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Lambert, M., & Bates, B. (2018). A comprehensive and systematic evaluation framework for a parsimonious daily rainfall field model. Journal of Hydrology, 556, 1123-1138.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3
2018 Gudmundsson, L., Do, H., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). The Global Streamflow Indices and Metadata archive (GSIM)-part 2: quality control, time-series indices and homogeneity assessment. Earth System Science Data, 10(2), 787-804.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2018 Do, H., Gudmundsson, L., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). The Global Streamflow Indices and Metadata archive (GSIM)-part 1: the production of a daily streamflow archive and metadata. Earth System Science Data, 10(2), 765-785.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2018 Wu, W., Mcinnes, K., O'grady, J., Hoeke, R., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). Mapping dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(4), 2461-2474.
DOI
2017 Wu, W., Westra, S., & Leonard, M. (2017). A basis function approach for exploring the seasonal and spatial features of storm surge events. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(14), 7356-7365.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2017 Do, X., Westra, S., & Leonard, M. (2017). A global-scale investigation of trends in annual maximum streamflow. Journal of Hydrology, 552, 28-43.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5
2017 Zheng, F., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2017). Application of the design variable method to estimate coastal flood risk. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 10(4), 522-534.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2016 Bennett, B., Lambert, M., Thyer, M., Bates, B. C., & Leonard, M. (2016). Estimating extreme spatial rainfall intensities. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 21(3), 04015074-1-04015074-12.
DOI Scopus3 WoS1
2016 Johnson, F., White, C., van Dijk, A., Ekstrom, M., Evans, J., Jakob, D., . . . Westra, S. (2016). Natural hazards in Australia: floods. Climatic Change, 139(1), 21-35.
DOI Scopus16 WoS13
2015 Zheng, F., Thibaud, E., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2015). Assessing the performance of the independence method in modeling spatial extreme rainfall. Water Resources Research, 51(9), 7744-7758.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2015 Zheng, F., Westra, S., & Leonard, M. (2015). Opposing local precipitation extremes. Nature Climate Change, 5(5), 389-390.
DOI Scopus22 WoS17
2015 Zheng, F., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2015). Efficient joint probability analysis of flood risk. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 17(4), 584-597.
DOI Scopus11 WoS9
2014 Leonard, M., Westra, S., Phatak, A., Lambert, M., Van Den Hurk, B., McInnes, K., . . . Stafford-Smith, M. (2014). A compound event framework for understanding extreme impacts. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Climate Change, 5(1), 113-128.
DOI Scopus70 WoS61
2014 Rajah, K., O'Leary, T., Turner, A., Petrakis, G., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2014). Changes to the temporal distribution of daily precipitation. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(24), 8887-8894.
DOI Scopus28 WoS25
2014 Westra, S., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Kavetski, D., & Lambert, M. (2014). A strategy for diagnosing and interpreting hydrological model nonstationarity. Water Resources Research, 50(6), 5090-5113.
DOI Scopus37 WoS31
2014 Zheng, F., Westra, S., Leonard, M., & Sisson, S. (2014). Modeling dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge to estimate coastal flooding risk. Water Resources Research, 50(3), 2050-2071.
DOI Scopus27 WoS21
2011 Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Kavetski, D., Need, S., & Renard, B. (2011). The open source RFortran library for accessing R from Fortran, with applications in environmental modelling. Environmental Modelling & Software, 26(2), 219-234.
DOI Scopus14 WoS12
2010 Wong, G., Lambert, M., Leonard, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2010). Drought analysis using trivariate copulas conditional on climatic states. Journal of Hydrological Engineering, 15(2), 129-141.
DOI Scopus83 WoS68
2009 Rixen, M., Book, J., Carta, A., Grandi, V., Gualdesi, L., Stoner, R., . . . Vandenbulcke, L. (2009). Improved ocean prediction skill and reduced uncertainty in the coastal region from multi-model super-ensembles. Journal of Marine Systems, 78(SUPPL. 1), S282-S289.
DOI Scopus23
2009 Berni, A., Merani, D., Leonard, M., & Rixen, M. (2009). Network-enabled rapid environmental assessment: Architectures for near-real-time data collection and fusion. Journal of Marine Systems, 78(SUPPL. 1), S408-S414.
DOI Scopus1
2008 Leonard, M., Lambert, M., Metcalfe, A., & Cowpertwait, P. (2008). A space-time Neyman-Scott rainfall model with defined storm extent. Water Resources Research, 44(9), 9402.
DOI Scopus21 WoS18
2008 Leonard, M., Metcalfe, A., & Lambert, M. (2008). Frequency analysis of rainfall and streamflow extremes accounting for seasonal and climatic partitions. Journal of Hydrology, 348(1-2), 135-147.
DOI Scopus27 WoS22
2007 Leonard, M., Metcalfe, A., Lambert, M., & Kuczera, G. (2007). Implementing a space-time rainfall model for the Sydney region. Water Science and Technology, 55(4), 39-47.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3
2007 Zecchin, A., Maier, H., Simpson, A., Leonard, M., & Nixon, J. (2007). Ant colony optimization applied to water distribution system design: Comparative study of five algorithms. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 133(1), 87-92.
DOI Scopus74 WoS58
2006 Leonard, M., Metcalfe, A., & Lambert, M. (2006). Efficient simulation of a space-time Neyman-Scott rainfall model. Water Resources Research, 42(11), 11503.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4
2006 Zecchin, A., Simpson, A., Maier, H., Leonard, M., Roberts, A., & Berrisford, M. (2006). Application of two ant colony optimisation algorithms to water distribution system optimisation. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 44(5-6), 451-468.
DOI Scopus110 WoS84

Books

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2016 Westra, S., Leonard, M., & Zheng, F. (2016). Interaction of coastal and catchment flooding. In J. Ball, M. Babister, R. Nathan, W. Weeks, E. Weinmann, M. Retallick, & I. Testoni (Eds.), Australian Rainfall and Runoff: A guide to flood estimation (ARR) (2016 ed.). Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2016.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2016). A Design Variable Method for Estimating Flood Risk in Australian Estuarine Catchments. In Online archive. Shoalhaven, Nowra.
2015 Johnson, F., White, C. J., van Dijk, A., Ekstrom, M., Evans, J. P., Jakob, D., . . . Westra, S. P. (2015). How and why are floods changing in Australia?. In Proceedings of the 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The art and science of water (pp. 1284-1291). Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
2015 Westra, S. P., Leonard, M., & Thyer, M. (2015). A principles-evaluate-discuss model for teaching journal and conference paper writing skills to postgraduate research students. In A. Oo,, A. Patel,, T. Hilditch,, & S. Chandran, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (pp. 1-10). Geelong, Victoria: School of Engineering, Deakin University.
2015 Leonard, M., Westra, S. P., Zheng, F., Babister, M., & Varga, I. (2015). Developing water level maps in the joint probability zone influenced by extreme tide and rainfall events. In Proceedings of the 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The art and science of water (pp. 96-103). Barton, A.C.T.: Engineers Australia.
Scopus1
2015 Bates, B., Argueso, D., Evans, J., Green, J., Griesser, A., Jakob, D., . . . Westra, S. P. (2015). Preliminary assessment of the impact of climate change on design rainfall IFD curves. In 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium : The art of science and water (pp. 1-8). Hobart, Tas: Engineers Australia.
Scopus1
2014 Seed, A., Jordan, P., Pierce, C., Leonard, M., Nathan, R., & Kordomenidi, E. (2014). Stochastic simulation of space-time rainfall patterns for the brisbane river catchment. In Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, HWRS 2014 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 1026-1039).
Scopus4
2014 Soltyk, S., Leonard, M., Phatak, A., & Lehmann, E. (2014). Statistical modelling of rainfall intensity-frequency-duration curves using regional frequency analysis and Bayesian hierarchical modelling. In Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014 (pp. 302-309). Perth, Western Australia: Engineers Australia.
Scopus3
2014 Zheng, F., Westra, S. P., Sisson, S., & Leonard, M. (2014). Flood risk estimation in Australia’s coastal zone: modelling the dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge. In Proceedings of the 35th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014 (pp. 390-396). Perth, Australia: Engineers Australia.
Scopus2
2014 Leonard, M., Jordan, P., Seed, A., Nathan, R., Hill, P., Raymond, M., . . . Pierce, C. (2014). Stochastic Simulation of Inflow Hydrographs for Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams. In Proceedings of. Canberra.
2012 Leonard, M., & Lambert, M. (2012). Spatial variability of stochastically generated rainfall. In E. Loucks (Ed.), Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2012: Crossing Boundaries, Proceedings of the 2012 Congress (pp. 1993-2002). Albuquerque, New Mexico: ASCE.
DOI
2012 Bennett, B., Lambert, M., Thyer, M., Bates, B., & Leonard, M. (2012). Estimation of extreme spatial rainfall intensities. In Proceedings of the 34th Hydrology and Water Resources Symosium, HWRS 2012 (pp. 160-168). online: Engineers Australia.
2012 Westra, S., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Kavetski, D., & Lambert, M. (2012). Diagnosing non-stationary behaviour in a hydrological model. In Proceedings of the 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, HWRS 2012 (pp. 256-264). Australia: Engineers Australia.
2011 Leonard, M., Ball, J., & Lambert, M. (2011). On the coincidence of extreme rainfall bursts with duration. In Proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress (pp. 694-701). Australia: Engineers Australia.
2010 Leonard, M., Lambert, M., Metcalfe, A., & Mohdisa, F. (2010). An analysis of shifts in rainfall across Southern Australia. In Proceedings of. Quebec City.
2009 Qin, J., Leonard, M., Kuczera, G., Thyer, M., Metcalfe, A., & Lambert, M. (2009). A high-resolution hierarchical space-time framework for single storm events and its application for short-term rainfall forecasting. In IAHS-AISH Publication Vol. 333 (pp. 330-340).
2008 Osti, A., Leonard, M., Lambert, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2008). A temporally heterogeneous high-resolution large-scale gaussian random field model for Australian rainfall. In Proceeding of the 17th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (pp. 1-6). USA: IASTED.
2008 Wong, G., Leonard, M., Lambert, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2008). Forecasting drought in eastern Australia. In M. Lambert (Ed.), Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008 (pp. 133-144). CD: Engineers Australia.
2008 Leonard, M., Osti, A., Lambert, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2008). Spatially inhomogeneous poisson model of rainfall across Australia. In M. Lambert (Ed.), Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008 (pp. 459-470). CD: Engineers Australia.
2008 Osti, A., Leonard, M., Lambert, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2008). A high resolution large-scale gaussian random field rainfall model for Australian monthly rainfall. In M. Lambert (Ed.), Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008 (pp. 1783-1794). CD: Engineers Australia.
2008 Qin, J., Leonard, M., Kuczera, G., Thyer, M., Metcalfe, A., & Lambert, M. (2008). A high resolution spatio-temporal model for single storm events based on radar images. In M. Lambert (Ed.), Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008 (pp. 1582-1594). CD: Engineers Australia.
2006 Leonard, M., Lambert, M., Metcalfe, A., & Kuczera, G. (2006). A simulation method for calibrating cluster-process rainfall models. In Geoff Brayford (Ed.), Proceedings of the 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (pp. CDROM1-CDROM6). CDROM: Conference Design Pty Ltd.
2006 Qin, J., Leonard, M., Kuczera, G., Thyer, M., Lambert, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2006). Statistical characteristics of rainstorms derived from weather radar images. In Geoff Brayford (Ed.), Proceedings of the 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (pp. CDROM1-CDROM6). CDROM: Conference Design Pty Ltd.
2004 Leonard, M., Maier, H., Simpson, A., Zecchin, A., Roberts, A., Berrisford, M., & Nixon, J. (2004). Hydraulic risk assessment of water distribution systems. In H. Chanson, & J. Macintosh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering 2004 (pp. CD-ROM 1-CD-ROM 8). CD-ROM: The Institution of Engineers Australia.
2003 Zecchin, A., Maier, H., Simpson, A., Roberts, A., Berrisford, M., & Leonard, M. (2003). Max-min ant system applied to water distribution system optimisation. In D. A. Post (Ed.), Integrative modelling of biophysical, social, and economic systems for resource management solutions (pp. 795-800). IAS, ANU, Canberra: The Modelling and Simulation Soc of Aust and NZ Inc.
WoS1
2003 Ahmer, I., Lambert, M., Leonard, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2003). Stochastic modelling of tidal anomaly for estimation of flood risk in coastal areas. In M. J. Boyd, J. E. Ball, M. K. Babister, & J. Green (Eds.), About Water - Symposium Proceedings volume 3 (pp. 203-210). ACT, Australia: Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2018 Leonard, M., Wu, W., & Westra, S. (2018). Censored Continuous Simulation for Flood Probability Estimation in Estuarine Regions. Poster session presented at the meeting of Floodplain Management Australia,. Gold Coast.
2018 Westra, S., Bennett, B., Evans, J., Johnson, F., Leonard, M., Sharma, A., . . . Wu, W. (2018). Impact of Climate Change on Australian Flood Risk: A Review of Recent Evidence. Poster session presented at the meeting of Floodplain Management Australia. Gold Coast.
2018 Makarewicz, A., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). Investigating the relationship of low flows to local scale hydrology. Poster session presented at the meeting of DEWNR-NRM Science Conference. Adelaide.
2018 Makarewicz, A., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). Improving the understanding of runoff generation at the hillslope scale with low-cost instream sensors. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2018. Vienna, Austria.
2018 Le, P., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). Joint probability and conditional probability of flooding in complex systems. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2018. Vienna, Austria.
2018 Wu, W., Westra, S., & Leonard, M. (2018). A comparison of flood estimation methods in estuarine regions. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2018. Vienna, Austria.
2018 Do, X., Westra, S., Leonard, M., Gudmundsson, L., & Seneviratne, S. (2018). Global-scale prediction of flood timing using atmospheric reanalysis and the Global Streamflow Indices and Metadata (GSIM) archive. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2018. Vienna, Austria.
2018 Zscheischler, W., Westra, S., van den Hurk, B., Seneviratne, S., Ward, P., Pitman, A., . . . Zhang, X. (2018). Future climate risk: The challenge of compound events. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2018. Vienna, Austria.
2017 Makarewicz, A., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2017). Improving the understanding of runoff generation at the hillslope scale with low-cost instream sensors. Poster session presented at the meeting of Goyder Institute Water Forum 2017. Adelaide.
2017 Wu, W., Westra, S., Leonard, M., & McInnes, K. (2017). Mapping dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge across the Australian coastline using ROMS. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2017. Vienna, Austria.
2017 Leonard, M., Wu, W., & Westra, S. (2017). A Basis Function Approach to Simulate Storm Surge Events for Coastal Flood Risk Assessment. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2017. Vienna, Austria.
2017 Le, P., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2017). Conditional probability of rainfall extremes across multiple durations. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2017. Vienna, Austria.
2017 Do, X. H., Westra, S., Leonard, M., Gudmundsson, L., & Seneviratne, S. (2017). The Global Streamflow Indices and Metadata archive (G-SIM): A compilation of global streamflow time series indices and meta-data. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2017. Vienna, Austria.
2017 Bennett, B. S., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Lambert, M., Bates, B., Evin, G., . . . Hingray, B. (2017). A comprehensive and systematic evaluation framework for evaluating spatio-temporal rainfall models. Poster session presented at the meeting of 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
2016 Bennett, B. S., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Lambert, M., & Bates, B. (2016). Parsimonious simulation of daily rainfall fields. Poster session presented at the meeting of DEWNR-NRM Science Conference. University of Adelaide, SA, Australia.
2016 Bennett, B. S., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., & Lambert, M. (2016). Continuous simulation of spatial daily rainfall fields. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. Vienna, Austria.
2016 Do, X. H., Westra, S., & Leonard, M. (2016). A global-scale investigation of trends in annual maximum streamflow. Poster session presented at the meeting of OzEWEX 3rd National Workshop. Canberra, Australia.
2016 Leonard, M., Westra, S., Deng, Y., & Lambert, M. (2016). The role of antecedent moisture conditions on flood response. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.
2016 Le, P., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2016). Calibrating max-stable models of rainfall extremes at multiple timescales. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2016. Vienna, Austria.
2016 Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2016). Estimating flood exceedance probabilities in estuarine regions. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2016. Vienna, Austria.
2016 Do, X. H., Westra, S., & Leonard, M. (2016). Are worldwide floods changing? Evidence from global high-quality annual maximum streamflow records. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly 2016. Vienna, Austria.
2015 Johnson, F., White, C., Van Dijk, A., Ekstrom, M., Evans, J., Jakob, D., . . . Westra, S. (2015). Past and future trends in Australian floods: what are the causes?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Gold Coast.
2015 Le, P., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2015). Demonstration of max-stable models for estimating catchment flood risk. Poster session presented at the meeting of 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Gold Coast.
2015 Bennett, B. S., Leonard, M., Thyer, M., & Lambert, M. (2015). Simulation of daily rainfall across a range of space and time scales. Poster session presented at the meeting of 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
2013 Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2013). A compound event framework. Poster session presented at the meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society. Brisbane.
2013 Leonard, M., & Need, S. (2013). A latent variabel kriging method for spatial rainfall. Poster session presented at the meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Conference. Brisbane.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2018 Westra, S., Leonard, M., & Bennett, B. (2018). Accounting for climate change in the management and development of South Australia’s stormwater infrastructure.
2018 Wu, W., Westra, S., & Leonard, M. (2018). A unified approach for estimating coastal flood risk.
2014 Westra, S., Zheng, F., & Leonard, M. (2014). Joint Probability Analysis of Rainfall events and tidal levels at Fremantle.
2014 Leonard, M. (2014). Review of Supplementary Report: Ipswich Flood Frequency Analysis.
2014 Westra, S. P., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Kavetski, D., & Lambert, M. (2014). Impacts of climate change on surface water in the Onkaparinga catchment - Final report volume 1: hydrological model development and sources of uncertainty (14/22). Goyder Institute for Water Research.
2014 Westra, S. P., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., & Lambert, M. (2014). Impacts of climate change on surface water in the Onkaparinga catchment - Final report volume 2: hydrological evaluation of the CMIP3 and CMIP5 GCMs and the Non-homogenous Hidden Markov Model (NHMM) (14/23). Goyder Institute for Water Research.
2014 Westra, S. P., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., & Lambert, M. (2014). Impacts of climate change on surface water in the Onkaparinga catchment - Final report volume 3: impact of climate change on runoff in the Onkaparinga catchment (14/27). Goyder Institute for Water Research.
2014 Zheng, F., Westra, S. P., & Leonard, M. (2014). Australian Rainfall and Runoff: Revision project 18: Coincidence of fluvial flooding events and coastal water levels in estuarine areas (Stage 3 Report) (P18/S3/011).
2012 Leonard, M., Jordan, P., Seed, A., Nathan, R., Pierce, C., & Kordomenidi, E. (2012). Brisbane River Dams Operations and Alternatives Study, Briefing Document for Workshop.
2011 Leonard, M. (2011). Review of: Brisbane River 2011 Flood Frequency Analysis.
2011 Leonard, M., Thyer, M., Lambert, M., Maier, H., & Dandy, G. (2011). Task 4 Milestone 1 Report, Application Test Bed, Onkaparinga Catchment Case Study: Surface Water Hydrological Modelling.
2009 Leonard, M., Lambert, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2009). Step Change Analysis of Rainfall in Southern Australia.
2003 Leonard, M., Lambert, M., & Metcalfe, A. (2003). Seasonal IFD Analysis of Adelaide Rainfall.

Theses

Year Citation
2010 Leonard, M. (2010). A stochastic space-time rainfall model for engineering risk assessment. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).

Working Paper

Year Citation
2012 Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2012). Discussion paper: A typology of compound events?. CSIRO workshop, 11th April, Melbourne.
2009 Leonard, M. (2009). Patterns of rainfall in space and time for use in flood risk estimation, discussion paper. ARR Technical Committee Workshop, Melbourne.

Internet Publications

Year Citation
2015 Leonard, M., Zheng, F., & Westra, S. (2015). Sydney storm: are extreme rains and flash floods increasing?. The Conversation.

Datasets

Year Citation
2018 Do, H. X., Gudmundsson, L., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). The Global Streamflow Indices and Metadata Archive - Part 1: Station catalog and Catchment boundary.
DOI
2018 Gudmundsson, L., Do, H. X., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. (2018). The Global Streamflow Indices and Metadata Archive (GSIM) - Part 2: Time Series Indices and Homogeneity Assessment.
DOI

Software

Year Citation
2016 Leonard, M., Westra, S., Zheng, F., & Stensmyr, P. (2016). Interaction of River and Coastal Flooding, http://p18.arr-software.org/ (Version 0.1.0) [Computer Software]. Engineers Australia.
2016 Leonard, M., Bennett, B., Thyer, M., Marchi, A., Guo, D., Visintin, P., & Wright, D. (2016). Algorithmik Apps, http://www.algorithmik.org.au/ [Computer Software].
2014 Zheng, F., Leonard, M., & Westra, S. P. (2014). jointPm: Risk estimation using the joint probability method, https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/jointPm/index.html (Version 2.3.1) [Computer Software]. The Comprehensive R Network.
2004 Frost, A., Heneker, T., Jennings, S., Kuczera, G., Lambert, M., & Leonard, M. (2004). Stochastic Climate Library: DRIP, subdaily rainfall generation, https://toolkit.ewater.org.au/Tools/SCL/ [Computer Software]. eWater.

Competitive Research Funding

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2015-2017 A unified approach for estimating coastal flood risk Westra, S. & Leonard, M. ARC Linkage AUD $156,905

Consultancies

Date Project Title Client Agency
2014

Joint Probability Analysis of Rainfall events and tidal levels at Fremantle

WA WaterCorp

2012

Brisbane River Dams Operations and Alternatives Study, Workshop 1

SEQ Water

2012

2-week, Geostatistics teaching intensive to Iraqi delegates

AusAID

2011

Expert Witness, Queensland Flood Commission of Inquiry

Queensland Flood Commission of Inquiry

2009

Step Change Analysis of Rainfall in Southern Australia

Dept. Water, Land & Biodiversity Conservation, SA Gov.

Teaching Activities 

Courses Developed

Date Course Title Institution Class Size Course Level/ Code URL

2007-2009;
2013-2018

Engineering Modelling & Analysis IA

University of Adelaide

200-250

First Year

C&ENVENG 1012

2010-2016

Computing for Geostatistics

University of Adelaide

<10

Masters

C&ENVENG 7063

Courses Taught

Date Course Title Institution Class Size Course Level/ Code URL

2018-ongoing

Water Engineering IIA

University of Adelaide

180

Second Year

C&ENVENG 2071

2015-ongoing

Final Year Research Project (Coordination)

University of Adelaide

~200

Fourth Year

C&ENVENG 4222

2014-ongoing

Engineering Management IV

University of Adelaide

200-250

Fourth Year

C&ENVENG 4034

2010-ongoing

Introduction to Geostatistics

University of Adelaide

50-100

Fourth Year / Masters

C&ENVENG 7043

2004, 2008

Water Engineering III B

University of Adelaide

100-150

Third Year

C&ENVENG 3079

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Multivariate Spatial Modelling of Geometallurgical Variables Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Emmanuel Addo Junior
2017 Principal Supervisor Flash flooding in urban environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yunze Wang
2016 Principal Supervisor Low-Flow Modelling of Water Resources for Environmental Benefit Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Alicja Natalia Makarewicz
2015 Co-Supervisor Flood Risk Estimations in the Context of Climate Change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hong Do
2014 Co-Supervisor Urban Flood Risk in a Future Climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Phuong Dong Le

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Stochastic Spatial Rainfall Modelling for Hydrological Design: Development of a Parsimonious Simulation Approach and Virtual Hydrological Evaluation Framework Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Bree Sarah Bennett

Other Supervision Activities

Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Using digital imagery and cheap sensors to estimate water levels University of Adelaide Master Duy Vuu, Aidian Lin, Yingwen Xu
2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Evaluation of the Aqualibrium network with estimation of minor losses University of Adelaide Honours Wenfeng Liu
2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Exploiting spatial correlation in the estimation of conceptual hydrological models University of Adelaide Honours Samuel Hack, Paul Hawkins, Lachlan Cotton, Ben Mullin
2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Estimating the intermittency of flow in semi-arid catchments using cheap sensors University of Adelaide Honours Marco du Bruyn, Matthew Bell, Renae Hawke, Daniel Woods
2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Assessing the performance of conceptual models at multiple sites within a region and for contrasting time periods University of Adelaide Master Hao Yuan, Thi Hai Duong Ninh, Yunjie Li
2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Investigating numerical artefacts of differential solvers for hydrological models University of Adelaide Honours Athena Jiang
2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Optimal placement of sensors for calibration of unknown pipe network parameters University of Adelaide Honours Jason Hunter
2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Groundwater and surface-water modelling in semi-arid regions University of Adelaide Honours Xinyi Mao, Yufeng Zhou, Yayao Wang
2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Joint probability in estuarine regions: uncertainty and climate change estimation University of Adelaide Honours Dominic McDevitt, Samuel Sexton, Ciaran Hoare, Stefan O'Toole
2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Quantifying the residual capacity of reinforced concrete members with corroded reinforcement University of Adelaide Honours Athan Varvaris, Scott Parkinson, Domenico Zerella, Nestor Sequera
2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor A unified approach for estimating coastal flood risk University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Wu W
2015 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Salinity modelling of Lake Hawdon Catchment using MIKE-SHE University of Adelaide Honours Alicja Makarewicz, Christian Bell, Liupengfei Wu, Zhihao Jiang
2015 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Estimating low flows in semi-arid regions University of Adelaide Honours Timothy Rowland, Declan Warda, Andrew Clarkson, Hayley Whitington
2015 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The performance of infiltration equations using rain-on-grid flood methodology University of Adelaide Honours Dylan Bone, Jordan Franks, Henry Moore, Rory Owen
2014 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Economic impact assessment of flooding under a future climate University of Adelaide Honours Matthew Matricciani, Gianni Marchetti, Nicholas Boniciolli, Martin Pappas
2013 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Determining Correlated Tributary Flows Using a Distributed Model University of Adelaide Master Hien Tran
2013 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Joint Probability Flood Modelling of Brisbane City University of Adelaide Master Zhu Jin
2013 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Implications of Global Rainfall Inequality University of Adelaide Honours Rajah, K., O'Leary, T., Turner, A., Petrakis
2012 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Comparison of Point and Spatial Rainfall Input Using Distributed Models University of Adelaide Master Siyuan Chang

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2016 - ongoing Member Hydrological Society South Australia Australia
2016 - ongoing Member National Committee of Water Engineering Engineers Australia Australia

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2013 - ongoing Member Engineers Australia Australia
2003 - ongoing Member Hydrological Society of South Australia Australia

Community Engagement

Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
2018 - 2018 Young Women in Technology - Highschool outreach seminar Public Community Engagement University of Adelaide Australia
2018 - 2018 Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide - Aqualibrium Activity Public Community Engagement University of Adelaide
2017 - 2017 Open Day Talk Public Community Engagement University of Adelaide Australia
2016 - 2016 Open Day Talk Public Community Engagement University of Adelaide
2016 - 2016 ECMS highschool outreach talks Public Community Engagement University of Adelaide Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2016 - ongoing Associate Editor Australian Journal of Water Resources Engineering Australia Australia

Expert Witness

Date Case Institution Country
2012 - 2012 Queensland Flood Commission of Inquiry University of Adelaide Australia

Presentation

Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
2018 - 2018 Impact of Climate Change on Australian Flood Risk: A Review of Recent Evidence University of Adelaide, Charles Hawker Hydrological Society SA Australia
2018 - 2018 Management Systems for Water Stress, to delegates from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Stamford Plaza Adelaide Icewarm Australia
2018 - 2018 Interview - Cape Town's Disaster Drought Radio Adelaide Interview University of Adelaide Australia
2017 - 2017 Invited talk - A typology of compound events WCRP Workshop ETH Zurich Switzerland
2016 - 2016 Proposal pitch - A typology of compound events Ozewex Symposium Ozewex Australia
2016 - 2016 Overview of Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2016 Inkgarni Wardli Hydrological Society SA Australia
2014 - 2014 Workshop - Interaction of Coastal Processes and Severe Weather Events Practical Responses to Climate Change Confererence Australian Rainfall & Runoff, Engineers Australia Australia
2014 - 2014 Workshop - Joint Probability Modelling in Estuarine Regions Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium Australian Rainfall & Runoff Australia
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83134319
Fax
8313 4359
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North, floor 2
Room Number
N2 36
Org Unit
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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