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Winner: Associate Professor Seth Westra Wins 2018 SA Climate Leaders Awards

The SA Climate Leaders Awards recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations who take action to address climate change in South Australia. Entries for the 2018 awards were received from many different industries and sectors, including local councils, the building industry, community organisations and more. The Environment Institute had two members nominated for this outstanding award. Associate […]

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Reminder: Goyder Institute Water Forum is this week!

Come along this week to the University of Adelaide to hear some of our Environment Institute members speak! Don’t miss the first two keynote speakers on Tuesday: Advisory Board Chair and CEO of DEWNR Sandy Pitcher will give the first keynote, followed by a keynote by new member and mammal discovery expert Professor Kris Helgen. Professor […]

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4 Reasons why your PhD will benefit from OzEWEX

In December 2016, the Intelligent Water Decisions Group had three PhD students participate in the prestigious OzEWEX Summer Institute. They discovered that the Summer Institute was really beneficial. Read on to find out why.   What is the OzEWEX Summer institute? The acronym OzEWEX stands for the Australian Energy and Water Exchanges initiative. It is […]

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New project to build climate resilience

The Goyder Institute has launched a new project in collaboration with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO to improve our resilience against climate change. The Climate resilience analysis framework and tools project will be spearheaded by Associate Professor Seth Westra. The project aims to help decision makers, planners and designers in adopting and implementing alternative climate change adaptation […]

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Media release: Increasing cost of natural hazards as climate changes

A new comprehensive study of Australian natural hazards paints a picture of increasing heatwaves and extreme bushfires as this century progresses, but with much more uncertainty about the future of storms and rainfall. Published today (Tuesday 8 November) in a special issue of the international journal Climatic Change, the study documents the historical record and projected […]

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Intelligent Water Decisions research group making waves

Water is our most precious resource and one that needs careful and thoughtful management. Intelligent Water Decisions is a group to do just that – to transform the practice of water management through world-leading research. The group is coordinated by several researchers at the University of Adelaide, and is led by Associate Professor Seth Westra. To date, they have […]

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Optimising water resource systems for a changing climate

Water is one of the most precious resources and water resource systems are in need of informed management. However, many water resource systems today rely on historical assumptions about inflows, assumptions that are flawed due to our changing climate. Therefore, new approaches to optimising policies for water systems are needed. The challenge of optimising our water systems has been […]

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Sizing up extreme storms in a future climate

Not only do storms intensify with temperature, but they also become more concentrated over a smaller area. This is because as the storm cells intensify, they also become more effective at drawing in moisture toward the storm centre. This new research has been published in Geophysical Research Letters and was featured in Nature as a research […]

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Increases in extreme rainfall linked to global warming

A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise. In the most comprehensive review of changes to extreme rainfall ever undertaken, researchers evaluated the association between extreme rainfall and atmospheric temperatures at […]

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