Associate Professor Seth Westra

Associate Professor Seth Westra
 Position Associate Professor
 Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1538
 Location Floor/Room 1 07 ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Seth is an academic and chartered professional engineer with 13 years of postgraduate experience across academia and industry, with expertise extreme in rainfall and flood risk estimation, hydrological modelling, water resources planning and management, and climate change impact assessments. He leads the University of Adelaide “Water Systems” research group in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, and chairs the Australian Energy and Water Exchanges (OzEWEX) committee on trends and extremes in Australian natural hazards. He has contributed to several chapters in Australian Rainfall and Runoff, and has won numerous awards including joint winner of the Water Industry Alliance “Minister’s Award for Excellence in Water Sustainability” for a project on assessing the risk of climate change on Adelaide’s water security, and the Australian Institute of Policy and Science “Tall Poppy” award.

    For more information on Seth's research, please visit his Researcher Profile page.

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesEngineering, Environment
    ExpertiseFlood; rainfall; drought; climate change; climate variability; El Nino; ENSO; water; water supply; reservoir; environment; engineering
    NotesPhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Mobile0414 997 406
    After hours0414 997 406

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Entry last updated: Sunday, 9 Dec 2018

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