Histories: Singapore’s Climate in the Past, Present and Future

Maximising benefits of environmental flows through adaptive management

Webinar University of Melbourne

Environmental water is critical for improving Australia’s freshwater systems. But maximising the benefits from this water can be difficult as environmental responses to watering are often poorly understood. Adaptive management is a process for improving the effectiveness of natural resource management by learning from experience and using current knowledge to inform decision making. Multiple iterations... View Article

Climate change and hydrological risk – a humanitarian engineering perspective

Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia

Register here. Location: Climate Change Research Centre, Seminar Room, Mathews Building 4th floor, UNSW, Sydney. Presenter: Dr. Fiona Johnson (Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - UNSW Sydney). Host: Climate Change Research Centre. Communities across the Global South have adapted to floods, droughts and cyclones over many generations. However anthropogenic climate change... View Article

Protecting the oceans to preserve the climate

Webinar: French Embassy (UK) London, United Kingdom

Register here. As we head towards COP26, find out about the role our oceans play in climate change. About this event What is the role of the oceans in climate change? As we head towards COP26, our expert panel of speakers from France and the UK look at the urgent need to protect the oceans... View Article

A tale of two quasi-linear convective systems, their mesoscale structure and moisture sources

Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia

Presenter:  Dr. Stacey Hitchcock (CLEX and The University of Melbourne) Host: Climate Change Research Centre Much of the heavy and extreme rainfall in the Melbourne region occurs on days with linearly organized precipitation. These systems are typically convective in nature and frequently associated with cold fronts. Of course, not every linear (or quasi-linear) convective system... View Article

Cleaning up with science

Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch Building (134). Melbourne University. Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch Building (134), Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Register here. How we’re using science to fix the mess we’ve made. From introduced invasive species to pollution and climate change, we’re now facing a lot of issues that society has created itself. This Dean’s Lecture will explore scientific solutions to anthropogenic problems, with speeches including: Saving urban platypus with smart rainwater tanks (& their... View Article

President’s Conversation, Bearing Witness? – humanities teaching in a time of environmental catastrophe

Webinar: Australian Academy of the Humanities 3 Liversidge Street, Acton, ACT, Australia

Professor Nigel Clark, co-editor of ‘Environmental Humanities Approaches to Climate Change’, recently commented that ‘bearing witness to the demise or death of what we love is now … an unavoidable part of teaching’*. Scholars increasingly document the emotional labour involved in work on climate change, but there has been limited attention to what this means... View Article

The 2021 Howitt Lecture: Coastal Resilience: How Landforms Cope with Changing Waves and Rising Seas

The Royal Society of Victoria 8 Latrobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Our coast is a dynamic system. As the protective boundary between the land and sea it absorbs the constant energy it receives from waves and tides and in doing so creates the landforms on which people recreate and build. The forms we see on the coast today are the result of each interaction waves have... View Article


Atlantic Pole to Pole: Climate Science 2 Policy

Zoom link Zoom link https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/741636156, All hubs, Australia

Side-Event: Atlantic Pole to Pole: Climate Science 2 Policy The side-event will bring together a true All-Atlantic perspective, pole-to-pole, combining projects supported under the Belém Statement and beyond. The goal is to address the question of "What kind of research priorities should be taken into account in establishing a framework for international collaboration in the... View Article

Histories: Singapore’s Climate in the Past, Present and Future

National Library Board, Singapore 1 Canning Rise, Singapore, Singapore

Register here About this event Singapore’s climate is changing. We can expect it to continue evolving in the future with anthropogenic climate change and a changing urban landscape. With more frequent and intense extreme temperature and rainfall events as well as sea-level rise projected in the future, we can expect the environment we live in... View Article

Climate classrooms: Educational resources for teachers

UNSW Sydney, NSW, Australia

Are you keen to work with Maths and Science teachers on developing teaching resources linking climate science to the secondary school curriculum? In this workshop, teachers and climate scientists will work together in small groups to develop a lesson plan that teachers can use in their classrooms to teach students how to analyse, interpret and... View Article