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Project leadership

This new project began in July 2017. It will investigate the development of a pilot capability to make useful predictions of community impacts of extreme weather, improving timely mitigation actions. This pilot project will focus on hydro-meteorological events impacting eastern Australia – events in areas where most of our population is concentrated, particularly the coastal regions of southern Queensland, New South Wales and eastern Victoria. These events, which include East Coast Lows, can occur at any time during the year, with gale or storm force winds damaging coastal areas, widespread rain often causing flooding, and very rough seas and prolonged heavy swells damaging the coastline.

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Impact forecasting: what does the forecast mean?

This project will develop a pilot capability to predict impacts of extreme wind and rainfall on the built environment with the goal of improving timely mitigating actions by a wide range of stakeholders. This pilot project will initially focus on east coast low events that often severely impact the subtropical east coast of Australia via a range of hazards including high wind and rain.

Resources credited

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Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 Impact Forecasting Save (1.63 MB) coastal, forecasting, warnings

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook