Australia needs more investment in hydrological modelling and new infrastructure to reduce the impact of major flood events, UNSW expert says.
UNSW experts available to comment on flooding and record rain across NSW and Queensland.
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.
Dangerous flooding in a future warmer climate may be greater than forecast because of changes to the distribution of rainfall within storms, writes Ashish Sharma and Conrad Wasko.