Caroline Wenger

Dr Caroline Wenger

Completed PhD student
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Dr Caroline Wenger

Caroline Wenger completed her PhD with the Australian National University in May 2017. Her research looked at flood management in a changing climate: integrating effective approaches. As an undergraduate, Caroline majored in archaeology and anthropology from 1986-1989 and for her honours thesis, she analysed shell midden material from Papua New Guinea. This led to a research assistant position to carry out similar work for another researcher as part of the Lapita homeland project. The results of her research were published by respective researchers.

Caroline now works in natural resource management where she's been a landcare volunteer for over twenty years.

Caroline's thesis is available here

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Caroline Wenger has recently completed her PhD with the Australian National University.

Population growth, urbanisation and climate change are magnifying flood risks on a global scale. These factors are likely to increase flood frequency, variability and severity for the majority of major global river basins. There is a risk that badly-planned, reactive responses to flooding may prove harmful in the long term. This research uses international case studies to investigate which options are most robust to future flood scenarios. It will identify institutional barriers and to investigate whether disaster resilience policies lead to adaptive outcomes.

Watch Caroline explain her research as part of ANU's Three Minute Thesis competition.

Supervisory panel:
Policy transfer: between countries, between disciplines
30 Jun 2017
Flooding is Australia's most expensive natural hazard. Climate change scenarios predict increasing...
Caroline Wenger Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Flooding is Australia's most expensive natural hazards
Is 'Resilience' the Same as 'Adaptation'?
18 Aug 2015
Flooding is Australia's most expensive natural hazard. Climate change scenarios predict increasing...
Flood management in a changing climate
25 Aug 2014
Flooding is Australia's most expensive natural hazard and record damages resulting from the 2010-11...

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