Associate Professor Seth Westra

Seth Westra
Associate Professor
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Seth is an academic and chartered professional engineer with 13 years of postgraduate experience across academia and industry. Areas of expertise include extreme rainfall and flood risk estimation, hydrological modelling, water resources planning and management, and climate change impact assessments.

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Associate Professor Seth Westra

Seth is an academic and chartered professional engineer with 13 years of postgraduate experience across academia and industry. Areas of expertise include extreme rainfall and flood risk estimation, hydrological modelling, water resources planning and management, and climate change impact assessments.

The Research Group

I lead the Intelligent Water Decisions group, which is one of three research groups in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering. I am also a member of the University of Adelaide's Water Research Centre — a multidisciplinary research group that addresses water management issues of national and international significance.

Research Aims

The overarching aim of my research is to develop scientifically defensible solutions to a range of practical water resources problems. My recent research has centered on solving the following three problems:

  • Quantifying the impacts of climate change and variability on Australian and international water resources, including on floods and drought;
  • Developing flood estimation methods to handle complex multi-causal floods in urban, estuarine and rural catchments; and
  • Improving hydrological (rainfall-runoff) models to better understand the role of data errors and non-stationarity, and quantifying prediction uncertainty

Consulting and Contract Research

During certain times of the year I am available to work on small or large consulting and contract research projects. Recently I have undertaken consultancies for the BMT WBM and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and contract research projects for Geoscience Australia, the CSIRO and the West Australian Water Corporation.

Please feel free to email me directly for a preliminary discussion.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2011 - 2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2009 - 2011 Senior Research Associate University of New South Wales
2007 - 2008 Water Resources Engineer Sinclair Knight Merz
2002 - 2003 Graduate Engineer URS Australia

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2015 GN Alexander Medal Engineers Australia
2015 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Water Sustainability Water Industry Alliance
2014 Research Spotlight Award from American Geophysical Union (top 5% of papers in AGU) for Westra et al (2014) American Geophysical Union
2014 Editors Highlight Award Water Resources Research
2013 Tall Poppy Award Australian Institute of Policy and Science

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2004 - 2007 University of New South Wales Australia PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering
2003 - 2004 University of New South Wales Australia Master of Engineering Science (Water Resources)
1998 - 2002 University of New South Wales Australia Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons Class 1)

Keywords

Applied Statistics, Climate Change Processes, Surfacewater Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Do,XH, Westra,S, Leonard,M, 2017, A global-scale investigation of trends in annual maximum streamflow, Journal of Hydrology, -
2017 Guo,D, Westra,S, Maier,H, 2017, Sensitivity of potential evapotranspiration to changes in climate variables for different Australian climatic zones, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 4, 2107-2126 10.5194/hess-21-2107-2017
2017 Guo,D, Westra,S, Maier,H, 2017, Impact of evapotranspiration process representation on runoff projections from conceptual rainfall-runoff models, Water Resources Research, 53, 1, 435-454 10.1002/2016WR019627
2016 Guo,D, Westra,S, Maier,H, 2016, An R package for modelling actual, potential and reference evapotranspiration, Environmental Modelling and Software, 78, 216-224 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.12.019
2016 Culley,S, Noble,S, Yates,A, Timbs,M, Westra,S, Maier,HR, Giuliani,M, Castelletti,A, 2016, A bottom-up approach to identifying the maximum operational adaptive capacity of water resource systems to a changing climate, Water Resources Research, 52, 9, 6751-6768 10.1002/2015WR018253
2016 Woldemeskel,F, Sharma,A, Mehrotra,R, Westra,S, 2016, Constraining continuous rainfall simulations for derived design flood estimation, Journal of Hydrology, 542, 581-588 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.09.028
2016 Westra,S, White,C, Kiem,A, 2016, Introduction to the special issue: historical and projected climatic changes to Australian natural hazards, Climatic Change, 139, 1, 1-19 10.1007/s10584-016-1826-7
2016 Cortés-Hernández,VE, Zheng,F, Evans,J, Lambert,M, Sharma,A, Westra,S, 2016, Evaluating regional climate models for simulating sub-daily rainfall extremes, Climate Dynamics, 47, 5-6, 1613-1628 10.1007/s00382-015-2923-4
2016 McInnes,K, White,C, Haigh,I, Hemer,M, Hoeke,R, Holbrook,N, Kiem,A, Oliver,E, Ranasinghe,R, Walsh,K et al, 2016, Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes, Climatic Change, 139, 1, 1-15 10.1007/s10584-016-1647-8
2016 Wasko,C, Sharma,A, Westra,S, 2016, Reduced spatial extent of extreme storms at higher temperatures, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 8, 4026-4032 10.1002/2016GL068509
2016 Johnson,F, White,CJ, van Dijk,A, Ekstrom,M, Evans,JP, Jakob,D, Kiem,AS, Leonard,M, Rouillard,A, Westra,S et al, 2016, Natural hazards in Australia: floods, Climatic Change, 139, 1, 21-35 10.1007/s10584-016-1689-y
2016 Kiem,AS, Johnson,F, Westra,S, van Dijk,A, Evans,JP, O Donnell,A, Rouillard,A, Barr,C, Tyler,J, Thyer,M et al, 2016, Natural hazards in Australia: droughts, Climatic Change, 139, 1, 37-54 10.1007/s10584-016-1798-7
2015 Siebentritt,M, Green,G, Charles,S, Fu,G, Westra,S, Thyer,MA, van der Linden,L, 2015, The SA Climate Ready Project, Water, 42, 2, 64-68
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 10.1002/2015WR016893
2015 Zheng,F, Leonard,M, Westra,S, 2015, Application of the design variable method to estimate coastal flood risk, Journal of Flood Risk Management, OnlinePubl, 1-13 10.1111/jfr3.12180
2015 Mehrotra,R, Li,J, Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2015, A programming tool to generate multi-site daily rainfall using a two-stage semi parametric model, Environmental Modelling and Software, 63, 230-239 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.10.016
2015 Wright,D, Thyer,M, Westra,S, 2015, Influential point detection diagnostics in the context of hydrological model calibration, Journal of Hydrology, 527, 1161-1172 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.05.047
2015 Westra,S, Renard,B, Thyer,M, 2015, The ENSO-precipitation teleconnection and its modulation by the interdecadal pacific oscillation, Journal of Climate, 28, 12, 4753-4773 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00722.1
2015 Zheng,F, Westra,S, Leonard,M, 2015, Opposing local precipitation extremes, Nature Climate Change, 5, 5, 389-390 10.1038/nclimate2579
2015 Sun,X, Renard,B, Thyer,M, Westra,S, Lang,M, 2015, A global analysis of the asymmetric effect of ENSO on extreme precipitation, Journal of Hydrology, 530, 51-65 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.09.016
2015 Zheng,F, Leonard,M, Westra,S, 2015, Efficient joint probability analysis of flood risk, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 17, 4, 584-597 10.2166/hydro.2015.052
2014 Zheng,F, Westra,S, Leonard,M, Sisson,SA, 2014, Modeling dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge to estimate coastal flooding risk, Water Resources Research, 50, 3, 2050-2071 10.1002/2013WR014616
2014 Leonard,M, Westra,S, Phatak,A, Lambert,M, Van Den Hurk,B, McInnes,K, Risbey,J, Schuster,S, Jakob,D, Stafford-Smith,M et al, 2014, A compound event framework for understanding extreme impacts, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Climate Change, 5, 1, 113-128 10.1002/wcc.252
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 10.1002/2014GL062156
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 10.1002/2013WR014719
2014 Westra,S, Fowler,H, Evans,J, Alexander,L, Berg,P, Johnson,F, Kendon,E, Lenderink,G, Roberts,N, 2014, Future changes to the intensity and frequency of short-duration extreme rainfall, Reviews of Geophysics, 52, 3, 522-555 10.1002/2014RG000464
2013 Westra,S, Evans,J, Mehrotra,R, Sharma,A, 2013, A conditional disaggregation algorithm for generating fine time-scale rainfall data in a warmer climate, Journal of Hydrology, 479, 86-99 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.11.033
2013 Ishak,E, Rahman,A, Westra,S, Sharma,A, Kuczera,G, 2013, Evaluating the non-stationarity of Australian annual maximum flood, Journal of Hydrology, 494, 134-145 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.04.021
2013 Westra,S, Alexander,L, Zwiers,F, 2013, Global increasing trends in annual maximum daily precipitation, Journal of Climate, 26, 11, 3904-3918 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00502.1
2013 Bormann,K, Westra,S, Evans,J, McCabe,M, 2013, Spatial and temporal variability in seasonal snow density, Journal of Hydrology, 484, 63-73 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.01.032
2013 Zheng,F, Westra,S, Sisson,S, 2013, Quantifying the dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge in the coastal zone, Journal of Hydrology, 505, 172-187 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.09.054
2012 Evans,J, Westra,S, 2012, Investigating the mechanisms of diurnal rainfall variability using a regional climate model, Journal of Climate, 25, 20, 7232-7247 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00616.1
2012 Westra,S, Mehrotra,R, Sharma,A, Srikanthan,R, 2012, Continuous rainfall simulation: 1. A regionalized subdaily disaggregation approach, Water Resources Research, 48, 1, W01535-1-W01535-16 10.1029/2011WR010489
2012 Pathiraja,S, Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2012, Why continuous simulation? The role of antecedent moisture in design flood estimation, Water Resources Research, 48, 6, 1-15 10.1029/2011WR010997
2012 Mehrotra,R, Westra,S, Sharma,A, Srikanthan,R, 2012, Continuous rainfall simulation: 2. A regionalized daily rainfall generation approach, Water Resources Research, 48, 1, 1-16 10.1029/2011WR010490
2012 Pui,A, Sharma,A, Santoso,A, Westra,S, 2012, Impact of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole, and Southern Annular Mode on Daily to Subdaily Rainfall Characteristics in East Australia, Monthly Weather Review, 140, 5, 1665-1682 10.1175/MWR-D-11-00238.1
2011 Westra,S, Sisson,S, 2011, Detection of non-stationarity in precipitation extremes using a max-stable process model, Journal of Hydrology, 406, 1-2, 119-128 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.06.014
2011 Locke,P, Clifton,C, Westra,S, 2011, Extreme weather events and the mining industry, Engineering and Mining Journal, 212, 3, 58-59
2011 Johnson,F, Westra,S, Sharma,A, Pitman,A, 2011, An assessment of GCM skill in simulating persistence across multiple time scales, Journal of Climate, 24, 14, 3609-3623 10.1175/2011JCLI3732.1
2011 Locke,P, Clifton,C, Westra,S, Whaley,M, 2011, Climate adaption: Extreme weather events and the mining industry, Bulk Solids Handling, 31, 3, 136-138
2010 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2010, An Upper limit to seasonal rainfall predictability?, Journal of Climate, 23, 12, 3332-3351 10.1175/2010JCLI3212.1
2010 Westra,S, Varley,I, Jordan,P, Nathan,R, Ladson,A, Sharma,A, Hill,P, 2010, Addressing climatic non-stationarity in the assessment of flood risk, Australian Journal of Water Resources, 14, 1, 1-16 10.1080/13241583.2010.11465370
2010 Jones,R, Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2010, Observed relationships between extreme sub-daily precipitation, surface temperature, and relative humidity, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L22805, 1-5 10.1029/2010GL045081
2010 Westra,S, Brown,C, Lall,U, Koch,I, Sharma,A, 2010, Interpreting variability in global SST data using independent component analysis and principal component analysis, International Journal of Climatology, 30, 3, 333-346 10.1002/joc.1888
2009 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2009, Probabilistic estimation of multivariate streamflow using independent component analysis and climate information, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 10, 6, 1479-1492 10.1175/2009JHM1121.1
2009 Westra,S, 2009, Hydroclimatology: perspectives and applications by M.L. Shelton, Progress in Physical Geography, 33, 2, 296-298 10.1177/03091333090330020402
2008 Westra,S, Sharma,A, Brown,C, Lall,U, 2008, Multivariate streamflow forecasting using independent component analysis, Water Resources Research, 44, W02437, 1-11 10.1029/2007WR006104
2007 Westra,S, Brown,C, Lall,U, Sharma,A, 2007, Modeling multivariable hydrological series: principal component analysis or independent component analysis?, Water Resources Research, 43, W06429, 1-11 10.1029/2006WR005617
2006 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2006, Dominant modes of interannual variability in Australian rainfall analyzed using wavelets, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D05102, 1-10 10.1029/2005JD005996

Books

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2015 Leonard,M, Westra,SP, Zheng,F, Babister,M, Varga,I, 2015, Developing water level maps in the joint probability zone influenced by extreme tide and rainfall events, 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (HWRS 2015), Hobart, Tas
2015 Johnson,F, White,CJ, van Dijk,A, Ekstrom,M, Evans,JP, Jakob,D, Kiem,AS, Leonard,M, Rouillard,A, Westra,SP et al, 2015, How and why are floods changing in Australia?, 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (HWRS 2015), Hobart, Tas
2015 Westra,SP, Leonard,M, Thyer,M, 2015, A principles-evaluate-discuss model for teaching journal and conference paper writing skills to postgraduate research students, 26th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE2015), Geelong, Victoria
2015 Bates,B, Argueso,D, Evans,J, Green,J, Griesser,A, Jakob,D, Seed,A, Lau,R, Lehman,E, Phatak,A et al, 2015, Preliminary assessment of the impact of climate change on design rainfall IFD curves, 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (HWRS), Hobart, Tas
2015 Bates,B, McLuckie,D, Westra,SP, Johnson,F, Green,J, Mummery,J, Abbs,D, 2015, Australian rainfall and runoff - the interim climate change guideline, 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (HWRS), Hobart, Tas
2015 Bates,BC, McLuckie,D, Westra,SP, Johnson,F, Green,J, Mummery,J, Abbs,D, 2015, Revision of Australian Rainfall and Runoff - The Interim Climate Change Guideline, Floodplain Management Association National Conference, Brisbane
2014 Ishak,E, Rahman,A, Westra,SP, Sharma,A, Kuczera,G, 2014, Trend analysis of Australian annual maximum flood data: exploring relationship with climate and catchment characteristics, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Western Australia
2014 Zheng,F, Westra,SP, Sisson,S, Leonard,M, 2014, Flood risk estimation in Australia’s coastal zone: modelling the dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge, 35th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Australia
2014 Bennett,B, Lambert,M, Thyer,M, Bates,B, Westra,SP, 2014, The impact of differences in rainfall seasonality on antecedent catchment wetness and flood risk, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Western Australia
2014 Guo,D, Westra,S, Maier,H, 2014, An R package for implementing multiple evapotranspiration formulations
2012 Westra,S, Thyer,M, Leonard,M, Kavetski,D, Lambert,M, 2012, Diagnosing non-stationary behaviour in a hydrological model, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney
2012 Westra,S, Evans,J, Mehrotra,R, Sharma,A, 2012, Changes to sub-daily rainfall patterns in a future climate, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney
2011 Ishak,E, Rahman,A, Westra,S, Sharma,A, Kuczera,G, 2011, Trends in peak streamflow data in Australia: impacts of serial and cross-correlation, World Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Research and Engineering, Brisbane, Qld., Australia
2011 Westra,S, 2011, Investigation into the joint dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge in the coastal zone, World Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Research and Engineering, Brisbane, Qld., Australia
2010 Ishak,E, Rahman,A, Westra,S, Sharma,A, Kuczera,G, 2010, Preliminary analysis of trends in Australian flood data, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change, Rhode Island, USA 10.1061/41114(371)14
2010 Westra,S, Mehrotra,R, Srikanthan,R, Sharma,A, 2010, Continuous rainfall simulation: estimation at ungauged locations, International Workshop on Advances in Statistical Hydrology, Taormina, Italy
2009 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2009, Estimating the seasonal predictability of global precipitation - An empirical approach
2009 Pui,A, Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2009, How does the El Nino Southern Oscillation and other large scale forcings impact daily - sub daily rainfall in eastern Australia?, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW
2009 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2009, Continuous rainfall simulation: estimation at ungauged locations, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW
2009 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2009, Estimating the seasonal predictability of global precipitation: an empirical approach, IMACS World Congress and MODSIM International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Cairns, Australia
2008 Westra,S, Hill,P, Jordan,P, Varley,I, 2008, Recent developments in climate science: implications for Australian flood guidelines, 12th Annual Conference on Urban Stormwater 2008, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2008 Westra,S, Ball,J, 2008, On the propagation of errors in catchment modelling systems, 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage, 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2007 Ball,J, Westra,S, 2007, Propagation of errors in catchment modelling systems, 32nd Congress of IAHR, the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering & Research 2007, Venice, Italy
2006 Westra,S, Sharma,A, Brown,C, Lall,U, 2006, Stochastic generation of rainfall and streamflow time series at multiple sites using independent component analysis, 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2006, Launceston, TAS
2005 Westra,S, Ball,J, 2005, The influence of autocorrelated errors on catchment modelling systems, The 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: Water Capital, Canberra, Australia
2005 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2005, An investigation of the nature of variability in Australian rainfall using wavelets, The 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: Water Capital, Canberra, Australia
2005 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2005, An exploratory study of seasonal rainfall variability in Australia using independent component analysis, Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) conference 2005, Melbourne, Australia

Conference Items

Date Citation
2017 Do,XH, 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, EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria
2016 Do,XH, Westra,S, Leonard,M, 2016, Are worldwide floods changing? Evidence from global high-quality annual maximum streamflow records, EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria
2016 Do,XH, Westra,S, Leonard,M, 2016, A global-scale investigation of trends in annual maximum streamflow, OzEWEX 3rd National Workshop, Canberra, Australia

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2014 Zheng,F, Westra,SP, 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)
2014 Westra,SP, 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, Goyder Institute for Water Research
2014 Westra,SP, 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, Goyder Institute for Water Research
2014 Westra,SP, 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), Goyder Institute for Water Research
2012 Westra,S, 2012, Australian rainfall and runoff revision projects: project 18: interaction of coastal processes and severe weather events, Engineers Australia
2012 Westra,SP, Mehrotra,R, Sharma,A, 2012, Australian rainfall and runoff revision project 4: continuous rainfall sequences at a point, stage 2 report, Engineers Australia
2011 Westra,SP, 2011, Implications of climate change on flood estimation: discussion paper for the Australian rainfall and runoff climate change workshop, Engineers Australia
2010 Westra,S, Sharma,A, 2010, Australian rainfall and runoff revision project 4: continuous rainfall sequences at a point, stage 1 report, Engineers Australia

Internet Publications

Date Citation
2015 Thyer,MA, Westra,S; 2015; Adelaide is facing a dry future – it needs to start planning now

Software

Date Citation
2015 Westra,S, Guo,D; 2015; Evapotranspiration: Modelling Actual, Potential and Reference Crop Evapotranspiration
2014 Zheng,F, Leonard,M, Westra,SP; 2014; jointPm: Risk estimation using the joint probability method

Competitive National Research Grants

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
2015-2017 A spatial extremes framework for predicting subdaily rainfall intensity Westra, S. & Johnson, F. ARC Discovery AUD $276,000
2012-2014 A new strategy for design flood estimation in a non-stationary climate Sharma, A. & Westra, S. ARC Discovery AUD $320,000
2012-2013 Investigation of the extreme impacts caused by multiple climate processes: understanding risk to inform adaptation Westra, S. CSIRO Adaptation Flagship Collaboration Fund AUD $78,607

Other Research Funding

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body
2013-2014 Australian Rainfall and Runoff Revision Project 1: Extreme rainfall under a future climate Westra, S. Engineers Australia
2009-2010 Australian Rainfall and Runoff Revision Project 4: Continuous rainfall simulation Sharma, A. & Westra, S. Engineers Australia
2009-2014 Australian Rainfall and Runoff Revision Project 18: Joint probability of extreme rainfall and storm surge in the estuarine catchments Westra, S. Engineers Australia

Consultancies

Since 2012 I have undertaken several consultancies, including for Water Corporation (Perth), BMT_WBM and the UNSW Water Research Laboratory on behalf of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. 

Undergraduate teaching activities

Dates Course Number Course Code
2014- Designing Water Resources Systems for Urban Environments (formerly known as Environmental Engineering IVB) C&ENVENG 4109/7109
2015- Advanced Topics in Flood Hydrology C&ENVENG 4115/7115

Since commencing at the University of Adelaide I have supervised the following postgraduate research students:

Name Degree Commenced Topic Supervision Role
David Wright PhD 2013 Development of diagnostics to identify influential points in hydrological models Co-supervisor
Danlu Guo PhD 2013 Development of sensitivity analysis methods for generating climate inputs in climate impact assessments Principal
Edith Cortes Masters 2013 Exploring methods for evaluating the capacity of dynamically downscaled climate models to simulate extremes Principal
Yu Deng PhD 2014 The influence of antecedent moisture conditions on Australian flood risk Principal
Dong Le Phuong PhD 2014 Application of spatial extreme value methods to solve complex flood risk estimation problems Principal
Hong Do Xuan PhD 2015 Understanding the drivers of flood risk at the global scale Principal
Sam Culley PhD 2015 Development of alternative approaches for climate impact assessments Principal

 

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 Member Hydrological Society of South Australia Australia
2013 Chartered member (CPEng) of Engineers Australia Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering colleges Australia
2013 National Professional Engineers Register (NPER) Australia
2006 Member European Geosciences Union (EGU) Australia
2005 Member American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2014 Chair Trends and Extremes Working Group Australian Energy and Water Exchanges (OzEWEX) Australia
Position
Associate Professor
Phone
83131538
Fax
8313 4359
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North
Room Number
1 07
Org Unit
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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