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Dr Anthony Kiem

Senior Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Earth Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Anthony Kiem is a hydroclimatologist and Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle. His major research focus is on understanding the drivers and impacts of climate variability and change in the Asia-Pacific region. Of particular interest are hydrological extremes and how these may change in the future. Anthony has extensive experience in characterising impacts of climate variability and change, seasonal/interannual forecasting, extreme event (e.g. flood, drought, bushfire etc.) risk analysis, hydrological modelling, stochastic modelling, and water resources management. In addition to the research mentioned above, Anthony has also been involved in a wide range of consulting projects where insights into the impacts of climate variability and change are used to enable stakeholders from a range of public and private sector organisations to better assess their climate related risk and to develop more informed climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Professional Experience

  • Nov 2012 - present: Hydroclimatologist/Senior Lecturer, Environmental and Climate Change Research Group (ECCRG), School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and IT, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Nov 2008 - Nov 2012: Hydroclimatologist/Lecturer, Environmental and Climate Change Research Group (ECCRG), School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and IT, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • July 2006 - Nov 2008: Hydroclimatologist, Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 2003 - June 2006: Postdoctoral researcher, Hydrology and Environmental Engineering, Takeuchi-Ishidaira Lab, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Mar 1999 - May 2003: PhD researcher, Hydrology and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia
Research Expertise
-Climatology, hydrology, climate variability and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region -Extensive experience in understanding the multi-temporal drivers of Australia's climate and characterising their associated impacts -Climate forecasting on seasonal, annual, multi-year and multi-decadal timescales -Experienced in quantifying extreme event (e.g. flood, drought, bushfire) risk and vulnerability -Experienced in analysing and interpreting climate model output and utilising this information, combined with spatial and temporal downscaling techniques, to assess possible regional (and large-scale) impacts of climate change -Experienced in stochastic data generation and familiar with a variety of different approaches -Have utilised a variety of different hydrological models including the University of Yamanashi Distributed Hydrological Model (YHyM) (which I was also a developer of), TOPMODEL, VIC, REALM, IQQM -Experienced in handling large datasets, meeting deadlines, working on several projects at one time, and presenting/communicating results and information (orally and in writing) -Knowledge of the Victorian Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE), Hunter Water Corporation, Southern Rural Water and Sydney Catchment Authority reservoir operations, drought/flood management procedures and experienced in working with similar organisations

Teaching Expertise
- Climatology, hydrology, impacts and modelling of climate variability and climate change, extreme event risk quantification - Statistics and stochastic modelling - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Administrative Expertise
-Project management -Student supervision

Collaborations
Characterising impacts of climate variability and change, seasonal/interannual forecasting, extreme event (e.g. flood, drought, bushfire etc.) risk analysis, hydrological modelling, stochastic modelling, water resources management.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • climate variability
  • climate variability and change
  • climatology
  • decision making under uncertainty
  • extreme event (flood, drought, bushfire) risk
  • food security
  • hydroclimatology
  • hydrology
  • statistics
  • statistics and stochastic modelling
  • water resources management
  • water security

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
040604Natural Hazards20
040608Surfacewater Hydrology60
040104Climate Change Processes20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/11/2012 - Senior Lecturer
Hydrology and climate.
University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/11/2008 - 1/11/2012Lecturer
Hydrology and climate.
University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/07/2006 - 1/11/2008Hydroclimatologist
Environmental and Water Engineering.
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/11/2003 - 1/06/2006Postdoctoral researcher (hydrology)
Takeuchi-Ishidaira Laboratory.
University of Yamanashi, Japan
School of Engineering
Japan
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Mortazavi M, Kuczera G, Kiem AS, Cui L, Henley B, Berghout B, Turner E, 'Robust optimization of urban drought security for an uncertain climate', Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2015)
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera
2015Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin E, 'Bridging the gap between researchers and decision-makers', Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK 51-60 (2015)
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Kiem AS, 'Understanding and adapting to flood risk in a variable and changing climate', Hydrology in a Changing World: Environmental and Human Dimensions, IAHS Press, Oxfordshire, UK 36-41 (2014) [B1]
2014Kiem AS, 'Climate variability and change', Climate Change and Water Resources, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 31-68 (2014) [B1]
2013Takeuchi K, Hapuarachchi HAP, Kiem AS, Ishidaira H, Ao TQ, Magome J, et al., 'Distributed runoff predictions in the Mekong River Basin', Run-off Prediction in Ungauged Basins: Synthesis Across Processes, Places and Scales, Cambridge University Press, UK 349-353 (2013) [B2]
2005Verdon-Kidd DC, Wyatt AM, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multi-decadal variability of rainfall and streamflow across eastern Australia', , IAHS Press, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, U.K. 42-52 (2005) [E1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 3
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2005Kiem AS, Geogievsky MV, Hapuarachchi HP, Ishidaira H, Takeuchi K, 'Relationship between ENSO and snow covered area in the Mekong and Yellow river basins', , INT ASSOC HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES 255-264 (2005)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 7
2005Takeuchi K, Ishidaira H, Ao T, Magome J, Zhou MC, Hapuarachchi HP, Kiem AS, 'Application of distributed hydrological model YHyM to the Yellow River basin (English, Chinese and Japanese).', Hydrologic Modelling of the Yellow River Basin, Core Research for Evolution Science and Technology (CREST) program of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan 97-107 (2005)
2003Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Elevated drought risk due to multi-decadal climate variability', , International Association of Hydrological Sciences Press, United Kingdom 165-172 (2003) [E1]
2003Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'The impact of climate variability on flood risk', , International Association of Hydrological Sciences Press, United Kingdom 11-17 (2003) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
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Journal article (41 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Vance TR, Roberts JL, Plummer CT, Kiem AS, vanOmmen TD, 'Interdecadal Pacific variability and eastern Australian megadroughts over the last millennium', Geophysical Research Letters, (2015)

The Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) influences multidecadal drought risk across the Pacific, but there are no millennial-length, high-resolution IPO reconstructions for quantifying long-term drought risk. In Australia, drought risk increases in positive phases of the IPO, yet few suitable rainfall proxies and short (~100 years) instrumental records mean large uncertainties remain around drought frequency and duration. Likewise, it is unknown whether megadroughts have occurred in Australia's past. In this study, an atmospheric teleconnection in the Indian Ocean midlatitudes linking East Antarctica and Australia is exploited to produce the first accurate, annually dated millennial-length IPO reconstruction from the Law Dome (East Antarctica) ice core. Combined with an eastern Australian rainfall proxy from Law Dome, the first millennial-length Australian megadrought (>5 year duration) reconstruction is presented. Eight megadroughts are identified including one 39 year drought (A.D. 1174-1212), which occurred during an unprecedented century of aridity (A.D. 1102-1212).

DOI10.1002/2014GL062447
CitationsScopus - 1
2015Mortazavi-Naeini M, Kuczera G, Kiem AS, Cui L, Henley B, Berghout B, Turner E, 'Robust optimization to secure urban bulk water supply against extreme drought and uncertain climate change', Environmental Modelling and Software, 69 437-451 (2015)

Urban bulk water systems supply water with high reliability and, in the event of extreme drought, must avoid catastrophic economic and social collapse. In view of the deep uncertainty about future climate change, it is vital that robust solutions be found that secure urban bulk water systems against extreme drought. To tackle this challenge an approach was developed integrating: 1) a stochastic model of multi-site streamflow conditioned on future climate change scenarios; 2) Monte Carlo simulation of the urban bulk water system incorporated into a robust optimization framework and solved using a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm; and 3) a comprehensive decision space including operating rules, investment in new sources and source substitution and a drought contingency plan with multiple actions with increasingly severe economic and social impact. A case study demonstrated the feasibility of this approach for a complex urban bulk water supply system. The primary objective was to minimize the expected present worth cost arising from infrastructure investment, system operation and the social cost of "normal" and emergency restrictions. By introducing a second objective which minimizes either the difference in present worth cost between the driest and wettest future climate change scenarios or the present worth cost for driest climate scenario, the trade-off between efficiency and robustness was identified. The results show that a significant change in investment and operating strategy can occur when the decision maker expresses a stronger preference for robustness and that this depends on the adopted robustness measure. Moreover, solutions are not only impacted by the degree of uncertainty about future climate change but also by the stress imposed on the system and the range of available options.

DOI10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.02.021
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera
2015Mortazavi-Naeini M, Kuczera G, Kiem AS, Cui L, Henley B, Berghout B, Turner E, 'Robust optimization to secure urban bulk water supply against extreme drought and uncertain climate change', Environmental Modelling and Software, 69 437-451 (2015)

Urban bulk water systems supply water with high reliability and, in the event of extreme drought, must avoid catastrophic economic and social collapse. In view of the deep uncertainty about future climate change, it is vital that robust solutions be found that secure urban bulk water systems against extreme drought. To tackle this challenge an approach was developed integrating: 1) a stochastic model of multi-site streamflow conditioned on future climate change scenarios; 2) Monte Carlo simulation of the urban bulk water system incorporated into a robust optimization framework and solved using a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm; and 3) a comprehensive decision space including operating rules, investment in new sources and source substitution and a drought contingency plan with multiple actions with increasingly severe economic and social impact. A case study demonstrated the feasibility of this approach for a complex urban bulk water supply system. The primary objective was to minimize the expected present worth cost arising from infrastructure investment, system operation and the social cost of "normal" and emergency restrictions. By introducing a second objective which minimizes either the difference in present worth cost between the driest and wettest future climate change scenarios or the present worth cost for driest climate scenario, the trade-off between efficiency and robustness was identified. The results show that a significant change in investment and operating strategy can occur when the decision maker expresses a stronger preference for robustness and that this depends on the adopted robustness measure. Moreover, solutions are not only impacted by the degree of uncertainty about future climate change but also by the stress imposed on the system and the range of available options.

DOI10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.02.021
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera
2014Stevens HR, Kiem AS, 'Developing Hazard Lines in Response to Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Change', Urban Policy and Research, 32 341-360 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1080/08111146.2013.877388
2014Ho M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Drysdale RN, 'Broadening the Spatial Applicability of Paleoclimate Information-A Case Study for the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia', JOURNAL OF CLIMATE, 27 2477-2495 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00071.1Author URL
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin EK, 'Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: Decision making under uncertainty', Climate Research, 61 57-74 (2014) [C1]

There is a recognised gap between what climate science can currently provide and what end users of that information require to make robust adaptation decisions about their climate-related risks. This issue has been identified as a major barrier to successful climate change adaptation outcomes and is emphasised within the water resource management and agricultural sectors because of high uncertainty surrounding precipitation projections. This paper details the outcomes of a survey and workshop aimed at better understanding this gap. To bridge the gap, it is recommended that communication and packaging of climate information be improved via a formalised 'knowledge broker'. It is also suggested that a 'terms of reference' for key climate change-related terms be developed and agreed upon by both climate science providers and end users to reduce the misuse of terminology and subsequent confusion. Further, it is recommended that additional research be conducted into natural variability and baseline risk to provide a realistic background on which climate change projections and associated uncertainties are assessed. Finally, for successful climate change adaptation, new tools and methods are needed that deal explicitly with end user needs and the practical limitations end users face (e.g. time, funding, human resources, politics) when attempting to make robust decisions under climate change-related uncertainty.

DOI10.3354/cr01243
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Temporal and spatial variability of the cropping limit in South Australia', Climate Research, 60 25-34 (2014)
DOI10.3354/cr01218
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Temporal and spatial variability of the cropping limit in South Australia', Climate Research, 60 25-34 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3354/cr01218
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Synchronicity of historical dry spells in the Southern Hemisphere', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18 2257-2264 (2014) [C1]

A shift in climate occurred during the mid-1970s that affected the hydroclimate of the Southern Hemisphere resulting in drying trends across continental regions including Australia, New Zealand and southern and western Africa. There is also anecdotal evidence of other periods of climatic synchronicity in the Southern Hemisphere (e.g., the 1920s and 1940s), indicating that the mid-1970s event may not be anomalous. This paper identifies periods within the last ~120 years using statistical analysis where dry spells (in terms of annual to multi-decadal rainfall deficiencies) have coincided across the continental Southern Hemisphere in order to characterize temporal consistency. It is shown that synchronicity of dry spells is (a) most likely common over the last 120 years and (b) associated with changes in the large-scale climate modes of the Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans. Importantly, the findings presented in this paper have marked implications for drought management and drought forecasting studies in the Southern Hemisphere. © Author(s) 2014.

DOI10.5194/hess-18-2257-2014
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Moran R, 'Links between the big dry in Australia and hemispheric multi-decadal climate variability-implications for water resource management', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18 2235-2256 (2014) [C1]

Southeast Australia (SEA) experienced a protracted drought during the mid-1990s until early 2010 (known as the Big Dry or Millennium Drought) that resulted in serious environmental, social and economic effects. This paper analyses a range of historical climate data sets to place the recent drought into context in terms of Southern Hemisphere inter-annual to multi-decadal hydroclimatic variability. The findings indicate that the recent Big Dry in SEA is in fact linked to the widespread Southern Hemisphere climate shift towards drier conditions that began in the mid-1970s. However, it is shown that this link is masked because the large-scale climate drivers responsible for drying in other regions of the mid-latitudes since the mid-1970s did not have the same effect on SEA during the mid-to late 1980s and early 1990s. More specifically, smaller-scale synoptic processes resulted in elevated autumn and winter rainfall (a crucial period for SEA hydrology) during the mid-to late 1980s and early 1990s, which punctuated the longer-term drying. From the mid-1990s to 2010 the frequency of the synoptic processes associated with elevated autumn/winter rainfall decreased, resulting in a return to drier than average conditions and the onset of the Big Dry. The findings presented in this paper have marked implications for water management and climate attribution studies in SEA, in particular for understanding and dealing with "baseline" (i.e. current) hydroclimatic risks. © 2014 Author(s).

DOI10.5194/hess-18-2235-2014
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Udmale P, Ichikawa Y, Manandhar S, Ishidaira H, Kiem AS, 'Farmers' perception of drought impacts, local adaptation and administrative mitigation measures in Maharashtra State, India', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 10 250-269 (2014) [C1]

Recurring drought is a major challenge in the Drought Prone Area of Maharashtra State in India. Agriculture (e.g., rainfed cropping and livestock) is the major income activity of over 64% of the state's population. The objective of this study is to understand the rural farming community's perception of drought impacts on their socio-economic activities and environment, their adaptation at the household level and opinions on government drought mitigation measures. This study is based on both secondary and primary data collected via a survey of 223 farming households. The results show that decrease in yield of cereals, horticultural crops, livestock production and loss of employment, all associated with decreased income of farmers, were the most immediate economic impacts of drought. Social impacts such as population migration, impacts on health and schooling of children, hopelessness and sense of loss, conflicts in society for water, and malnutrition due to changed food preferences were also reported. The environmental impacts such as increases in average atmospheric temperature, pasture-forest degradation, deteriorated water quality, damage to fish habitat-wild life, and groundwater depletion were perceived by farmers to high extent. In spite of good perception of severity of drought impacts by farmers and their familiarity with various adaptation options, the preference given for their adoption in agriculture was not good enough. Also to mitigate drought, the government provided various mitigation measures, but the level of satisfaction amongst farmers was low. It is expected that this study will help policy makers to develop more appropriate drought adaptation policies in India.

DOI10.1016/j.ijdrr.2014.09.011
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Mortazavi-Naeini M, Kuczera G, Kiem AS, Cui L, Henley B, Berghout B, Turner E, 'Robust optimization to secure urban bulk water supply against extreme drought and uncertain climate change', Environmental Modelling and Software, (2014)

Urban bulk water systems supply water with high reliability and, in the event of extreme drought, must avoid catastrophic economic and social collapse. In view of the deep uncertainty about future climate change, it is vital that robust solutions be found that secure urban bulk water systems against extreme drought. To tackle this challenge an approach was developed integrating: 1) a stochastic model of multi-site streamflow conditioned on future climate change scenarios; 2) Monte Carlo simulation of the urban bulk water system incorporated into a robust optimization framework and solved using a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm; and 3) a comprehensive decision space including operating rules, investment in new sources and source substitution and a drought contingency plan with multiple actions with increasingly severe economic and social impact. A case study demonstrated the feasibility of this approach for a complex urban bulk water supply system. The primary objective was to minimize the expected present worth cost arising from infrastructure investment, system operation and the social cost of "normal" and emergency restrictions. By introducing a second objective which minimizes either the difference in present worth cost between the driest and wettest future climate change scenarios or the present worth cost for driest climate scenario, the trade-off between efficiency and robustness was identified. The results show that a significant change in investment and operating strategy can occur when the decision maker expresses a stronger preference for robustness and that this depends on the adopted robustness measure. Moreover, solutions are not only impacted by the degree of uncertainty about future climate change but also by the stress imposed on the system and the range of available options.

DOI10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.02.021
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera
2014Udmale PD, Ichikawa Y, Kiem AS, Panda SN, 'Drought impacts and adaptation strategies for agriculture and rural livelihood in Maharashtra State of India', The Open Agriculture Journal, 8 41-47 (2014) [C1]
2013Reeves JM, Barrows TT, Cohen TJ, Kiem AS, Bostock HC, Fitzsimmons KE, et al., 'Climate variability over the last 35,000 years recorded in marine and terrestrial archives in the Australian region: an OZ-INTIMATE compilation', QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 74 21-34 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.01.001Author URL
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 19
2013Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Disconnect between science and end-users as a barrier to climate change adaptation', Climate Research, 58 29-41 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.3354/cr01181Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 2
2013Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Drought and the future of rural communities: Opportunities and challenges for climate change adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia', GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS, 23 1307-1316 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.06.003Author URL
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 4
2013Kiem AS, 'Drought and water policy in Australia: Challenges for the future illustrated by the issues associated with water trading and climate change adaptation in the Murray-Darling Basin', Global Environmental Change, 23 1615-1626 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.09.006
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 3
2013Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'The importance of understanding drivers of hydroclimatic variability for robust flood risk planning in the coastal zone', Australian Journal of Water Resources, 17 126-134 (2013) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'On the uncertainties associated with using gridded rainfall data as a proxy for observed', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 1481-1499 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Gallant AJE, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Stone RC, Karoly DJ, 'Understanding hydroclimate processes in the Murray-Darling Basin for natural resources management', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 2049-2068 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'The Southern Annular Mode: A comparison of indices', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 967-982 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Steps toward 'useful' hydroclimatic scenarios for water resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin', Water Resources Research, 47 W00G06 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1029/2010wr009803
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2010Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Quantifying drought risk in a nonstationary climate', Journal of Hydrometeorology, 11 1019-1031 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1175/2010JHM1215.1
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2010Verdon-Kidd D, Kiem AS, 'History shows drought is a changing beast', Ground Cover, Mar 1 (2010) [C3]
2010Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Towards understanding hydroclimatic change in Victoria, Australia - preliminary insights into the 'Big Dry'', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14 433-445 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.5194/hess-14-433-2010
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 26
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2009Yoshimura C, Zhou M, Kiem AS, Fukami K, Prasantha HHA, Ishidaira H, Takeuchi K, '2020s scenario analysis of nutrient load in the Mekong River Basin using a distributed hydrological model', Science of the Total Environment, 407 5356-5366 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.06.026
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2009Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Nature and causes of protracted droughts in southeast Australia: Comparison between the Federation, WWII, and Big Dry droughts', Geophysical Research Letters, 36 1-6 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1029/2009gl041067
CitationsScopus - 75Web of Science - 67
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2009Wang G, Hapuarachchi P, Ishidaira H, Kiem AS, Takeuchi K, 'Estimation of soil erosion and sediment yield during individual rainstorms at catchment scale', Water Resources Management, 23 1447-1465 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11269-008-9335-8
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 21
2009Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'On the relationship between large-scale climate modes and regional synoptic patterns that drive Victorian rainfall', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13 467-479 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.5194/hess-13-467-2009
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 27
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2009Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Climatic drivers of Victorian streamflow: Is ENSO the dominant influence?', Australian Journal of Water Resources, 13 17-29 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 13
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2008McMahon TA, Kiem A, Peel MC, Jordan PW, Pegram GGS, 'A new approach to stochastically generating six-monthly rainfall sequences based on Empirical Model Decomposition', Journal of Hydrometeorology, 9 1377-1389 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1175/2008JHM991.1
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 9
2008Hapuarachchi HP, Zhou MC, Kiem AS, Magome J, Geogievsky MV, Ishidaira H, Takeuchi K, 'Investigation of the Mekong River basin hydrology for 1980-2000 using the YHyM', Hydrological Processes, 22 1246-1256 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1002/hyp.6934
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 15
2008Kiem AS, Ishidaira H, Hapuarachchi HP, Zhou MC, Hirabayashi Y, Takeuchi K, 'Future hydroclimatology of the Mekong River basin simulated using the high-resolution Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) AGCM', Hydrological Processes, 22 1382-1394 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1002/hyp.6947
CitationsScopus - 26Web of Science - 25
2006Ao TQ, Ishidaira H, Takeuchi K, Kiem AS, Yoshitari J, Fukami K, Magome J, 'Relating BTOPMC model parameters to physical features of MOPEX basins', JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 320 84-102 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.07.006Author URL
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 16
2006Zhou MC, Ishidaira H, Hapuarachchi HP, Magome J, Kiem AS, Takeuchi K, 'Estimating potential evapotranspiration using Shuttleworth-Wallace model and NOAA-AVHRR NDVI data to feed a distributed hydrological model over the Mekong River basin', JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 327 151-173 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.11.013Author URL
CitationsScopus - 75Web of Science - 57
2006Kiem A, Franks SW, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Climate variability in the land of fire and flooding rain', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 21 52-56 (2006) [C1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2004Verdon-Kidd DC, Wyatt AM, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multidecadal Variability Of Rainfall And Streamflow: Eastern Australia', Water Resources Research, 40 1-8 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1029/2004WR003234
CitationsScopus - 89Web of Science - 73
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2004Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multi-Decadal Variability Of Drought Risk, Eastern Australia', Hydrological Processes, 18 2039-2050 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1002/hyp.1460
CitationsScopus - 67Web of Science - 69
2004Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multi-Decadal Variability Of Forest Fire Risk - Eastern Australia', International Journal of Wildland Fire, 13 165-171 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1071/WF03034
CitationsScopus - 37Web of Science - 33
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2003Kiem AS, Franks SW, Kuczera GA, 'Multi-Decadal Variability Of Flood Risk', Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 30 7-1-7-4 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1029/2002GL015992
CitationsScopus - 126Web of Science - 111
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera
2001Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'On the identification of ENSO-induced rainfall and runoff variability: a comparison of methods and indices', Hydrological Sciences Journal - Journal Des Sciences Hydrologiques, 46 715-727 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 52Web of Science - 48
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Conference (85 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Kiem AS, 'Adapting water resource management: lessons from the Mekong River Commission', NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2014 Conference - Future Challenges, Gold Coast, Australia (2014) [E3]
2014Austin EK, Kiem AS, 'Socio-cultural stresses associated with drought and rural communities in Australia', NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2014 Conference - Future Challenges, Gold Coast, Australia (2014) [E3]
2014Westra S, Kiem AS, 'Challenges in attributing change in Australian natural hazards', OzEWEX 1st National Workshop - Water and Climate Information for Tomorrow, Canberra, Australia (2014) [E3]
2014Kiem AS, Twomey C, 'Investigating the relationship between East Coast Lows (ECLs) and east Australian rainfall', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, HWRS 2014 - Conference Proceedings (2014) [E1]

This study investigates the frequency and timing of six types of East Coast Lows (ECL) as well as their impact on rainfall along the Queensland and New South Wales coastline. By analysing the data from the Bureau of Meteorology's (BoM) NSW Maritime Lows database (1970-2006) as well as observed daily rainfall data from 27 BoM stations along the east coast, the relative importance of each type of ECL and their regions of preferential impact is quantified. This preliminary work was then repeated and expanded via utilisation of the BoMs recently updated ECL database: Maps and Tables of Climate Hazards of the Eastern Seaboard (MATCHES). MATCHES is a tool that identifies significant rainfall/wind/wave/water-level events on the Eastern Seaboard according to user specified thresholds while simultaneously displaying east coast low (ECL) tracks. This allows easy analysis of the relationship between the movement and location of an ECL and where its impacts are subsequently felt. Results suggest that the average timing of 5 of the 6 East Coast Low types (i.e. all except extropical cyclones) are converging around late autumn and early winter, whilst ex-tropical cyclones are occurring earlier, toward the middle of summer. Interannual rainfall totals are found to vary with that contributed by ECLs while the spatial distributions of daily rainfall attributed to the different types of systems were consistent with their associated area of formation. In conjunction with the cyclical nature of ECL frequency, the implications these results have on the distribution of rainfall, extreme events and water security along the densely populated east Australian seaboard are discussed.

2014Tozer C, Verdon-Kidd D, Kiem A, 'The variability of "Nature's Limit" in south Australia', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, HWRS 2014 - Conference Proceedings (2014) [E1]

The 1864/65 drought that hit South Australia prompted the establishment of Goyder's Line, which has long been known in the State as the division between land suitable for cropping and land only viable for pasture. Current cropping areas however extend beyond this line, suggesting that either a) the line is not well defined, b) cropping is currently occurring on 'non-viable' land or c) the line is variable from year to year. In this study, the 220 mm growing season (April to October) rainfall isohyet is used as a proxy for SA's cropping boundary in order to assess its temporal and spatial variability. Using indices of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole, Southern Annular Mode and the Subtropical Ridge, it is shown that climate state significantly influences the location of the 220 mm growing season rainfall isohyet. This implies that the boundary between viable and non-viable cropping areas (i.e. "nature's limit") is non-stationary. These results also indicate the key influences on South Australia's climate and have important implications globally for agricultural practices operating in or bordering semi-arid environments.

Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Ho M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Reconstructing flood and drought cycles in the Murray-Darling Basin using paleoclimate archives', 35th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Australia (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'The variability of "nature's limit" in South Australia', 35th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Australia (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Mortazavi M, Kuczera GA, Kiem A, Henley B, Berghout B, Turner E, Cui L, 'Robust optimisation of urban water resource systems in the face of known and unknown unknowns', Engineers Australia, Perth (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera
2014Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Non-stationarity of ¿nature¿s limit¿ - implications for agriculture in semi-arid environments', AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2014Vance T, Roberts JL, Plummer CT, Kiem AS, van Ommen TD, 'Pacific Decadal Variability in the Southern Indian Ocean: A 1 ky Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation and Australian Megadrought Reconstruction from Law Dome, East Antarctica', AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2014) [E3]
2014Twomey CR, Kiem AS, 'Quantifying the impact of East Coast Lows on rainfall and extreme events along the Eastern Australian Seaboard (1970¿2006)', AMOS Annual Conference 2014 - Southern Investigations, Hobart, Australia (2014) [E3]
2014Twomey CR, Kiem AS, 'Quantifying the impact of East Coast Lows on rainfall and extreme events along the Eastern Australian Seaboard (1970¿2006)', AMOS Annual Conference 2014 - Southern Investigations, Hobart, Australia (2014) [E3]
2014Ho M, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Drysdale RN, 'Designing optimal networks for palaeoclimate reconstructions of Murray-Darling Basin flood and drought history', AMOS Annual Conference 2014 - Southern Investigations, Hobart, Tas (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2013Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Assisting Australian grain growers in understanding, quantifying and managing the variability of the climate system', AMOS National Conference 2013 Book of Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2013Ho M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Drysdale RN, 'A novel method for targeting locations with paleoclimate information for inferring long-term hydroclimatic variability in regions lacking in situ proxies', AMOS National Conference 2013 Book of Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2013Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin E, 'Bridging the gap between end user needs and climate science capability: do we need a ¿knowledge broker' and if so what should it look like?', Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference - knowledge + partnerships, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2013Willgoose GR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kuczera G, 'The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales', Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference - knowledge + partnerships: Conference Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera, Garry Willgoose, Danielle Verdon
2013Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin E, 'Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: decision making under uncertainty', Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference - knowledge + partnerships: Conference Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2013Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin E, 'Hypothetical case study to explore decision making under uncertainty for the water resource management sector', Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference - knowledge + partnerships: Conference Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2013Tozer C, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'How ¿Nature¿s Limit¿ changes over time ¿ A South Australian perspective', hard copy, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2013Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Identification of drivers of rainfall variability for informing seasonal rainfall forecasting schemes', http://chapman.agu.org/watermanagement/files/2013/07/Final-Program1.pdf, Portland, Oregon, USA (2013)
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Decision making under uncertainty - Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability', Abstracts of the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francsisco, CA (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Ho MW, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Drysdale RN, 'Identifying remote paleoclimate proxies with potential for inferring long-term hydroclimatic variability', Abstracts of the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francsisco, CA (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Austin EK, Kiem AS, 'Quantification of the causes and magnitude of the disconnect between available climate information and the needs of rural community end users', Adaptation Futures - Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012. Program Book, Tucson, Arizona (2012) [E3]
2012Stevens H, Kiem AS, 'Sea no evil, hear no evil: Community attitudes to adaptation in the coastal zone', Adaptation Futures - Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012. Program Book, Tucson, Arizona (2012) [E3]
2012Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Water trading as a 'market-based' instrument (MBI) for climate change adaptation - do we really want it to do what it is designed to do?', Adaptation Futures - Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012. Program Book, Tucson, Arizona (2012) [E3]
2012Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Communicating and dealing with uncertainty in climate change information - bridging the gap between science capability and end user needs', Adaptation Futures - Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012. Program Book, Tucson, Arizona (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Stevens H, Kiem AS, 'Drawing lines in the sand: The development of Hazard Lines for coastal flood adaptation', Adaptation Futures - Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012. Program Book, Tucson, Arizona (2012) [E3]
2012Kiem AS, 'Specifying Australia's climate variability in the context of a changing climate', Book of Abstracts. The CCRSPI Conference, Melbourne, VIC (2012) [E3]
2012Kiem AS, 'Barriers to climate change adaptation: Quantifying the disconnect between available climate information and the needs of rural community end users', Climate Adaptation in Action 2012: Sharing Knowledge to Adapt. Conference Handbook, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2012Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: Dealing with uncertainty in future scenarios', Climate Adaptation in Action 2012: Sharing Knowledge to Adapt. Conference Handbook, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Stevens H, Kiem AS, 'The development of hazard lines for coastal flood adaptation', Climate Adaptation in Action 2012: Sharing Knowledge to Adapt. Conference Handbook, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2012Kiem AS, 'Limits and benefits of using water trading as a 'market-based' instrument (MBI) for climate change adaptation', Climate Adaptation in Action 2012: Sharing Knowledge to Adapt. Conference Handbook, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2012Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Barriers to effective implementation of positive climate change adaptation: Disconnects between science, policy and stakeholders', Climate Change 2012: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Changes; Proceedings of the 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E1]
2012Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Flood risk in the coastal zone - The importance of understanding drivers of hydroclimatic variability for robust urban and coastal planning', Climate Change 2012: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Changes; Proceedings of the 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Stevens H, Kiem AS, 'On the relationship between natural climate change, tidal anomalies and coastal flooding', Climate Change 2012: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Changes; Proceedings of the 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E1]
2012Stevens H, Kiem AS, 'Developing hazard lines in response to coastal flooding and sea-level rise', Climate Change 2012: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Changes; Proceedings of the 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E1]
2012Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Willgoose GR, Stewart MG, 'East coast low storms and the Pasha Bulker storm - Lessons learned five years on', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsMark Stewart, Garry Willgoose, Danielle Verdon
2012Austin EK, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Bridging the gap between climate science capability and water resource management', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Non-stationarity in annual Maxima Rainfall Timeseries - Implications for IFD Development', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'On the relationship between site specific Australian flood risk and natural variability in the Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Kiem AS, 'Water trading as a climate change adaptation strategy - will we be happy if the objective is achieved?', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'The 'big dry' and other synchronous dry spells across the southern hemisphere', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'A comparison of classification methods for identifying relationships between the southern annular mode and the Australian hydroclimate', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Multi-decadal variability of flood risk along the eastern seaboard of Australia', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Stevens H, Kiem AS, 'How natural climate variability infleunces storm surge and related coastal flooding', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Utilising palaeoclimate reconstructions of the interdecadal Pacific oscillation to inform hydroclimatic risk in Australia', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Ho MW, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Drysdale RN, 'Karsting back in time: Expanding the applicability of palaeo information for hydroclimatic reconstructions', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'A comparison of SAM indices and classification methods for identifying relationships with South Australian hydroclimate', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'An investigation into synchronous dry spells across the continental Southern Hemisphere', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'What drives the physical mechanisms that cause hydroclimatic variability in the Australasian region?', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Interaction of climate drivers and their impact on Australian rainfall', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Boulter SL, Palutikof JP, Kiem AS, Stock D, 'Looking into the past to learn for the future: Climate extremes informing climate change adaptation', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
2011Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'A comparison of the different indices of the Southern Annular Mode', Extreme Weather 2011: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Programme Abstracts Handbook, Wellington (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Hydroclimatic variability in the Australasian region', Extreme Weather 2011: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Programme Abstracts Handbook, Wellington (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Comparison of SAM indices and classification methods for South Australian climate', Extreme Weather 2011: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Programme Abstracts Handbook, Wellington (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Characterising multi-decadal changes in mid-latitude southern hemisphere climate', Extreme Weather 2011: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Programme Abstracts Handbook, Wellington (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Kiem AS, Askew LE, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Clifton C, Austin EK, et al., 'Drought and resilience: A case study of two rural communities in regional Victoria', Greenhouse 2011: The Science of Climate Change Conference Handbook, Cairns (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsMeg Sherval, Pauline Mcguirk, Danielle Verdon
2011Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin EK, 'On the disconnect between climate science and climate change adaptation: Why aren't the insights and recommendations being implemented?', Greenhouse 2011: The Science of Climate Change Conference Handbook, Cairns (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Investigation into the suitability of using gridded data as a proxy for gauged data in hydrological applications', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Is the mid-1990's step change in South-eastern Australian climate part of a longer term climate shift that began in the 1970's?', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Adapting to climate variability and change: Limitations of relying on climate model outputs', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Links between the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) and Australian rainfall: An investigation into SAM indices', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Stevens H, Kiem AS, 'Interannual variability of storm surge', Proceedings of the 20th NSW Coastal Conference 2011, Tweed Heads (2011) [E2]
2011Stevens H, Kiem AS, 'Developing hazard lines in response to flooding and sea level rise', Proceedings of the 20th NSW Coastal Conference 2011, Tweed Heads (2011) [E2]
2010Kiem AS, Askew LE, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Clifton C, Austin EK, et al., 'Drought and the future of small inland towns', 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference. Conference Handbook, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsMeg Sherval, Pauline Mcguirk, Danielle Verdon
2010Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'A comparison between the Federation, World War II and Big Dry droughts in Southeast Australia', Atmosphere, Oceans, Environment and Society Conference Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2010Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Steps towards physically informed regionally specific hydroclimatological forecasts', Atmosphere, Oceans, Environment and Society Conference Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2010Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Investigation into the suitability of using gridded data as a proxy for observed data in hydrological applications', Southern Exposure. Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum 2010. Conference Handbook, Hobart, TAS (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2010Kiem AS, Askew LE, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Clifton C, Austin EK, et al., 'Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia', Southern Exposure. Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum 2010. Conference Handbook, Hobart, TAS (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsMeg Sherval, Pauline Mcguirk, Danielle Verdon
2010Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Investigation into the relationships between large-scale climate drivers and MDB rainfall', Southern Exposure. Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum 2010. Conference Handbook, Hobart, TAS (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2010Herron A, Kiem AS, Peel MC, 'Projecting impacts of climate change on future water resources - How and what to change?', Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference 2010, Melbourne, VIC (2010) [E1]
2010Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Water resource management in a changing climate - Can we afford to wait for the climate models to give us the answer?', Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference 2010, Melbourne, VIC (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2009Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Challenges of a non-stationary climate: Flood risk', 9th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography: Posters, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2009Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Challenges of a non-stationary climate: Drought risk', 9th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography: Posters, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2009Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Understanding and characterising climatic drivers of Victorian streamflow', H2009: Proceedings of H2009, the 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2009Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Challenges of a non-stationary climate in drought risk assessment', H2009: Proceedings of H2009, the 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2009Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Relationship between large-scale climate drivers and Victorian rainfall variability: Why was the last decade so dry?', H2009: Proceedings of H2009, the 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2004Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Utilising Climate Variability Insights To Improve Forest Fire Management', Forest Management Workshop Proceedings, Canberra, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2003Micevski T, Kiem AS, Franks SW, Kuczera GA, 'Multidecadal Variability In New South Wales Flood Data', 28th International Hydrology And Water Resources Symposium, Wollongong, Australia (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera
2003Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multi-Decadal Hydroclimatological Variability And Forest Fire Risk', 28th International Hydrology And Water Resources Symposium, Wollongong, Australia (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2003Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Flood Frequency And Drought Risk In New South Wales', 28th International Hydrology And Water Resources Symposium, Wollongong, Australia (2003) [E1]
2002Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Determining The Importance Of Rapidly Changing ENSO Indices When Forecasting ENSO Events', Hydrology And Water Resources Symposium 2002, Melbourne, Australia (2002) [E1]
2002Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Adaptive Reservoir Management Using Climate Indicators', Hydrology And Water Resources Symposium 2002, Melbourne, Australia (2002) [E1]
1999Franks SW, Kiem AS, 'Inter-Decadal Variability of Rainfall at selected sites within coastal New South Wales', Proceeding of the 15th International Congress of Biometeorology & International Conference on Urban Climatology, Sydney (1999) [E2]
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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Goyder¿s Line ¿ How "Nature's Limit" in South Australia changes over time', ( pp.-): NOAA's 39th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop (2014) [O1]
2014Kiem AS, 'How and why hydrological risk changes over time ¿ climate change is only part of the story', ( pp.-): 17th International Riversymposium - Large River Basins, Canberra (2014) [O1]

Report (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Milton AH, Kabir I, Wetzler H, Kiem AS, Kelly BJ, 'Building resilience to climate change in Bangladesh: Reviewing the evidence of the effectiveness of household and community WASH interventions', World Health Organisation (WHO) (2014) [R2]
Co-authorsMilton Hasnat, Brian Kelly
2013Kiem AS, 'Climate change adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin - review of climate change scenario and downscaling approaches', Mekong River Commission (MRC) Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI), 77 (2013) [R1]
2013Mortazavi M, Kuczera G, Kiem AS, Henley B, Berghout B, Turner E, 'Robust optimisation of urban drought security for an uncertain climate. Final report', National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), 84 (2013) [R1]
Co-authorsGeorge Kuczera
2012Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Limits to adaptation. Limits and barriers to climate change adaptation for small inland communities affected by drought. Final report to the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)', National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 37 (2012) [R1]
2012Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Decision making under uncertainty: Bridging the gap between end user needs and climate science capability. Final Report to the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)', National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), 116 (2012) [R1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Henley BJ, 'Specifying Australia's climate variability in the context of a changing climate. Technical report prepared for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)', Australian Government. Grains Research and Development Corporation, 90 (2012) [R1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2012Wiesenfeld C, Kiem AS, 'Rainfall advice for Sapphire Beach to Woolgoolga Project. Technical report prepared for Leighton Fulton Hogan Joint Venture (LFHJV)', Sinclair Knight Merz, 39 (2012) [R2]
2011Kiem AS, 'Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study in the Mekong Delta', Asian Development Bank, 72 (2011) [R1]
2011Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Characterising Multi-decadal Changes in Mid-latitude Climate: Future Implications for Victorian Water Resources - What Drives the Drivers? A Review of Current Understanding', Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, 65 (2011) [R1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2011Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Characterising Multi-decadal Changes in Mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere Climate: Future Implications for Victorian Water Resources', Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, 79 (2011) [R1]
Co-authorsDanielle Verdon
2010Kiem AS, Askew LE, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin EK, McGuirk PM, Berry HL, 'Drought and the future of rural communities: Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia. Report for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia', NCCARF: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 122 (2010) [R1]
Co-authorsMeg Sherval, Pauline Mcguirk, Danielle Verdon
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants39
Total funding$2,697,962

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20155 grants / $666,181

Strengthening Capacity for Innovation in Agriculture/Fisheries and Rural Development in Vietnam$360,181

Strengthening Capacity for Innovation in Agriculture/Fisheries and Rural Development in Vietnam - with UTAS and UQ
Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding bodyDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team
SchemeAustralia Awards Fellowships
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Analysis of trends, variation, frequency and change detection in hydroclimatic variables for the Lower Mekong Basin$120,000

Analysis of trends, variation, frequency and change detection in hydroclimatic variables for the Lower Mekong Basin
Funding body: Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Funding bodyMekong River Commission (MRC)
Project Team
SchemeClimate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI)
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2016
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

The real Big Dry: calculating long-term drought risk for eastern Australia from high-resolution palaeoclimate records$96,000

Postdoc funding for Carly Tozer (in collaboration with UTAS, ACE CRC, AAD)
Funding body: Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)

Funding bodyAntarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
Project Team
SchemeAntarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2016
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

Strengthening Capacity for Innovation in Agriculture/Fisheries and rural Development in Vietnam$57,000

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding bodyDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Dr Susan Pepper, Associate Professor Ron Johnstone
SchemeFellowships
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500223
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

2015 Open Partnership Joint Projects – International River Basin and Water Resource Management$33,000

Funding body: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Funding bodyJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Project Team
Scheme2015 Open Partnership Joint Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

20144 grants / $134,010

Developing criteria, methodology, and conducting the selection of suitable emission scenarios, climate models, and climate change impact scenarios for the Lower Mekong Basin$50,000

Developing criteria, methodology, and conducting the selection of suitable emission scenarios, climate models, and climate change impact scenarios for the Lower Mekong Basin
Funding body: Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Funding bodyMekong River Commission (MRC)
Project Team
SchemeClimate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI)
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

International Seminar on River Basin and Water Resource Management$30,000

International Seminar on River Basin and Water Resource Management
Funding body: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Funding bodyJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Project Team
Scheme2014 Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

Relationship between Climatic Variability and Tropical Cyclones in the South Pacific$28,210

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding bodyCSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Mr Andrew Magee, Mr Steven Crimp, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
SchemePostgraduate Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400683
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Review of nationally relevant evidence of the effectiveness of households and community WASH and climate resilient interventions$25,800

Funding body: World Health Organisation

Funding bodyWorld Health Organisation
Project TeamDoctor Milton Hasnat, Mr Iqbal Kabir, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401060
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20135 grants / $316,400

Centre for Sediment Tracing and Surface Modelling$230,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Gregory Hancock, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Doctor Silvia Frisia, Professor Garry Willgoose
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200138
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Climate change adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin – review of climate change scenario and downscaling approaches$60,000

Climate change adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin – review of climate change scenario and downscaling approaches
Funding body: Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Funding bodyMekong River Commission (MRC)
Project Team
SchemeClimate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI)
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

ACSRF Young Scientists Exchange Program$10,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Funding bodyDepartment of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeAustralia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF): Young Scientists Exchange Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300843
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF): Young Scientists Exchange Program$10,000

Robustly estimating the risk of natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region, is a major ongoing challenge due to the marked spatial and temporal variability of the causal processes and their impacts. Despite the development of rigorous frameworks to assess the uncertainty of risk estimates, the assumptions of stationarity underlying these frameworks mean the resulting risk estimates are flawed. There is also minimal understanding into the coincidence, combination, sequencing and interaction of natural disasters (either the same or different type of natural disasters occurring at the same or multiple different locations) and how that might change in the future - and the implications that might have for emergency management, recovery and response (e.g. can existing resources and insurance/re-insurance mechanisms cope with multiple disasters occurring simultaneously or in succession in different locations across the Asia-Pacific region?). To address these challenges, and to develop methods that move towards a more resilient, well adapted Australia, a paradigm shift is required that accepts and accounts for the non-linear and non-stationary nature of the processes that drive natural disasters. Also needed is an increased awareness of the fact that while climate model projections are useful they are also associated with significant uncertainties, some of which are likely to be irreducible and all of which are amplified when used as inputs to hydrological modelling and other impact assessments. Hence, innovative methods are also required that robustly quantify the uncertainties involved and support decision making under uncertainty as opposed to the current situation which sees many decision makers delaying action on adaptation and risk planning with the expectation that uncertainties in climate change information will be reduced - a situation which may not happen or may occur only after the optimal time for action has passed.
Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Funding bodyDepartment of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Project Team
SchemeAustralia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF): Young Scientists Exchange Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Scientific Visits to Japan - JSPS Invitational Fellowships (Short-term) 2013/2014$6,400

Understanding and adapting to flood risk in a variable and changing climate
Funding body: Australian Academy of Science

Funding bodyAustralian Academy of Science
Project Team
SchemeScientific Visits to Japan
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20128 grants / $537,200

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1101084
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$100,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding bodyNSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project TeamProfessor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100760
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$50,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Finance and Services

Funding bodyNSW Department of Finance and Services
Project TeamProfessor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1300846
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Understanding climate processes of high yield catchments in eastern Australia (funded by Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA))$46,200

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200880
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding bodyHunter Water Corporation
Project TeamProfessor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1300845
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Understanding the reliability of high yield water resource catchments in eastern Australia under hydroclimatic variability and change$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201074
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Identifying and overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeStrategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1401025
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Factors and measures that overcome barriers to climate change adaptation$1,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Miss Emma Austin
SchemePrimary Industries Adaption Research Network Travel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200595
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20115 grants / $560,211

Robust optimization of urban drought security for an uncertain climate$217,381

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamProfessor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Doctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeAdaptation Research Network Settlements and Infrastructure
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100916
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: dealing with uncertainty in future scenarios$172,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamDoctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Doctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeSynthesis and Integrative Research Programme
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1101078
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Climate change impact and adaptation in the Mekong Delta (funded by Asian Development Bank)$115,000

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100682
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Robust optimization of urban drought security for an uncertain climate$50,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding bodyHunter Water Corporation
Project TeamProfessor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Doctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeAdaptation Research Network Settlements and Infrastructure partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1200664
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Investigation into the relationships between tidal fluctuations and historical climatic variations along the Australian coast$5,830

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Associate Professor Gregory Hancock
SchemeAdaptation Research Network Settlements and Infrastructure
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100346
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20108 grants / $358,700

Characterising multi-decadal changes in mid-latitude climate - future implications for Victorian Water Resources (funded by the State of Victoria through the Department of Sustainability and Environme$117,200

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamDoctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Doctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000550
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Drought and the future of small inland towns$80,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Meg Sherval, Professor Garry Willgoose, Professor Pauline McGuirk, Conjoint Associate Professor Helen Berry, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
SchemeSynthesis and Integrative Research Programme
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900227
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Utilising insights into climate patterns and causal processes to improve seasonal to multidecadal hydroclimatic forecasting in South East Australia$42,500

Funding body: CSIRO - Land and Water

Funding bodyCSIRO - Land and Water
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
SchemeFlagship Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000333
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Limits to climate change adaptation for small inland communities affected by drought$40,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
SchemeSynthesis and Integrative Research Programme
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000946
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Climate driving mechanisms controlling floods and droughts in Southeast Australia.$39,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Land and Water

Funding bodyCSIRO - Land and Water
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Russell Drysdale
SchemeFlagship Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000044
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Utilising insights into climate patterns and causal processes to improve seasonal to multidecadal hydroclimatic forecasting in South East Australia$15,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
SchemeWater Network Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000346
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Climate driving mechanisms controlling floods and droughts in Southeast Australia.$15,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamDoctor Russell Drysdale, Doctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeWater Network Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000350
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Utilising climate science insights to inform climate change adaptation$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000685
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20094 grants / $125,260

East Coast Lows and Newcastle/Central Coast Pasha Bulker Storm$68,500

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding bodyNCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project TeamProfessor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeSynthesis and Integrative Research Programme
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190533
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Water Supply Stochastic Data Generation - current and future climate scenarios (funded by ActewAGL)$26,460

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG1000825
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Review of current understanding into Murray-Darling Basin climate patterns and causal processes (funded by Murray-Darling Basin Authority)$25,300

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG1000828
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Seasonal to multi-decadal hydroclimatological forecasting in Australia$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Anthony Kiem
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190115
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Relationship Between Climate Variability and Viticulture
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2015Factors and Measures that Overcome Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Relationship Between Tropical Cyclones and Climatic Variability in the South Pacific
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Testing the Hydrologic Validity of Downscaled Climate Data for Water Security Assessment
Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Quantifying Uncertainties in the GCM Projections Cascading to Basin Hydrology
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Assessing the Impacts of East Coast Laws on Urban Water Security
Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Drought and water resource management in Afghanistan
Water & Sanitary Engineering, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2013East Coast Lows (ECLs): Formation, Impacts, Historical Variability and Future Projections
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Utilising Insights into Rainfall Patterns and Climate Drivers to Inform Seasonal Rainfall Forecasting in South Australia
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014A Paleoclimate-Informed Examination of Flood and Drought Epochs in the Murray-Darling Basin
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014Quantifying the relationship between climate variability and viticulture in the Hunter Valley, Australia
Earth Sciences, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2013Characterising the relationships between large-scale climate drivers and summer fire weather in Victoria
Earth Sciences, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2013Use of satellite remote sensing technology to quantify snow covered area in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
Earth Sciences, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2012Quantifying the natural variability of East Coast Lows and their impact on rainfall along the Eastern Australian seaboard
Earth Sciences, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2012Analysis of behaviour of New South Wales Coastal Low Storms utilising significant wave height data (1881–2009)
Earth Sciences, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2011Barriers to climate change adaptation: the disconnect between climate science and rural community end users
Earth Sciences, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
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News

Visiting Vietnamese Delegation

Visiting Vietnamese Delegation

April 1, 2015

NIER's Centre for Water, Climate and Land-Use has been awarded an Australian Awards Fellowship: 'Strengthening Capacity for Innovation in Agriculture/Fisheries and Rural Development in Vietnam'.

Dr Anthony Kiem

Position

Senior Lecturer
Environmental and Climate Change Research Group
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Earth Sciences

Contact Details

Emailanthony.kiem@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 8656
Fax(02) 4921 6925

Office

RoomG113
BuildingGeology
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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