A new study says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are potentially at greater risk due to spillway i
Industry-funded research says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are at greater risk due to spillway inadequacy.
UNSW Sydney experts available to comment on flooding and record rain.
UNSW experts are available to comment on the recently announced third La Niña in as many years.
Australia needs more investment in hydrological modelling and new infrastructure to reduce the impact of major flood events, UNSW expert says.
UNSW has a range of experts available to comment on La Niña.
A study by UNSW engineers suggests we should get used to water restrictions as modelling predicts inflows into natural reservoirs are set to decrease.
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain.
A global analysis of rainfall and rivers by UNSW engineers has discovered a growing pattern of intense flooding in urban areas coupled with drier soils in rural and farming areas.
Thirty-year weather records from 79 locations across Australia reveal peak downpours during storms are intensifying at warmer temperatures, leading to greater flash flood risks.