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Associate Professor Anthony Kiem

Associate Professor

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Earth Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Anthony Kiem's 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.

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 2016 - present: Associate Professor - Hydroclimatology, Centre for Water, Climate and Land (CWCL), School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Newcastle, Australia.
  • Jan 2015 - present: Program Advisor (Education and International Exchange) for Interdisciplinary Centre for River Basin Environment (ICRE), Uni. of Yamanashi, Japan.
  • Oct 2014 - present: Visiting Professor (~1 month per year), College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, China.
  • Nov 2012 - Nov 2016: Hydroclimatologist/Senior Lecturer, Centre for Water, Climate and Land (CWCL), 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.
  • May 2003 – Oct 2003:Regional Operations, NSW Environmental Protection Authority, Australia.
  • Mar 1999 - May 2003: PhD researcher, Hydrology and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia.

 
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, HONOURS

Awards

  • 12/2016:Institution of Engineers Australia, 2016 GN Alexander Medal for the best paper in hydrology and/or water resources published between Jun 2015 and Dec 2016. (Ho, Kiem and Verdon-Kidd (2015): Droughts and pluvials in the Murray-Darling Basin over the past two and a half millennia. Proc. 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Hobart, Australia, 7-10 December 2015. Proc. 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium held in Hobart, Australia from 8-10 Dec 2015.
  • 03/2015: 2014 Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers).
  • 11/2014: Lead supervisor for successful awardee (Michelle Ho) of UON Faculty of Science and IT 2014 Award for Outstanding Postgraduate (Research) Student Achievement.
  • 12/2013: University of Newcastle Faculty of Science & IT Academic Team of the Year Award for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) teaching – Anthony Kiem was Team Leader and Course Coordinator.
  • 06/2011: Institution of Engineers Australia, 2011 GN Alexander Medal for the best paper in hydrology and/or water resources published between Dec 2009 and Jun 2011. (Verdon-Kidd and Kiem (2009): Relationship between large-scale climate drivers and Victorian rainfall variability – why was the last decade so dry? Proc. H2009 (32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium) held in Newcastle, Australia from 30 Nov-3 Dec 2009.
  • 07/2004: Awarded 3,000,000Yen (approx. $AU40,000) “Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research” by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT).

Fellowships

  • 10/2016: University of Newcastle Faculty of Science Visiting Fellowship Grant 2016 ($10,000): Academic exchange visit to College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, China.
  • 07/2013: Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF): Young Scientists Exchange Program – $10,000 for Research Visit to China in September/October 2013.
  • 04/2013: Research Fellowship ($6,400) to the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) from Australian Academy of Science Scientific Visits to Japan program (2013-2014).
  • 11/2003: Two year postdoctoral research fellowship (approx. $AU180,000) in Japan from the ‘Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) - Australian Academy of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme’.
Honours
  • 08/2016: Invited speaker at Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC) Symposium 2016 – Ice core data for Australian climate reconstructions: Hydrological risk management applications.
  • 02/2016: Expert speaker at Victoria’s Dept. of Environment, Land, Water & Planning workshop to develop guidelines for dealing with impacts of climate variability and change on water supplies in Victoria.
  • 11/2015: Expert speaker on “Rare but high impact hydroclimatic extremes - What if rare is common and extreme is moderate? What if planning for the worst flood/drought on record is not enough?” at Engineers Australia’s Newcastle Civil/Structural Branch AGM.
  • 04/2015: Keynote speaker at the 7th World Water Forum held in Korea. Talk was on “Advances in Drought Analysis Tools”.
  • 10/2014: Expert speaker for a series of 3 x 3 hour lectures over 5 days on hydrology, water resources, climate variability and climate change at Beijing Normal University, China.
  • 09/2014: Keynote speaker at the 17th International Riversymposium held in Canberra. Talk was on “How and why hydrological risk changes over time – climate change is only part of the story”.
  • 07/2013: Expert speaker on “Decision making under uncertainty” at Melbourne Water Industry Climate Change Committee (MWICCC) one day workshop on “Climate change and the Melbourne water industry”.
  • 12/2012: Expert speaker on “Australian flood risk and natural variability” at Engineers Australia’s Newcastle Civil/Structural Branch AGM.
  • 10/2011: Expert speaker at Victorian Bar monthly seminar series in Melbourne. Talk was on “The Science of Climate Change: How do the Models work? What are the latest projections and associated uncertainties?”.
  • 11/2009: American Geophysical Union “Journal Highlight” (Verdon-Kidd and Kiem (2009): Nature and causes of protracted droughts in Southeast Australia - Comparison between the Federation, WWII and Big Dry droughts, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L22707).
  • 08/2008: Invited speaker – “H07: Hydroclimatic variability and change” session at the 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (AGU), Cairns, Australia.
  • 11/2006: Invited speaker – “Future hydroclimatology of the Mekong River basin under climate change” at the 2nd International Young Scientists’ Global Change Conference, Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing, China.
  • 10/2004: Invited speaker – “ENSO links to flood risk in eastern Australia and the Mekong River basin” at the Climate Variability and Climate Change Workshop, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 04/2003: American Geophysical Union “Journal Highlight” (Kiem, Franks and Kuczera (2003): Multi-decadal variability of flood risk, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(2), doi:10.1029/2002GL015992).

 
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
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)
  • 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, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland water supply reservoir operations, drought/flood management procedures and experienced in working with similar organisations

 
TEACHING EXPERTISE

  • Climatology and hydrology
  • Understand and modelling the causes and impacts of climate variability and climate change
  • Extreme event risk quantification
  • Statistics and stochastic modelling
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)

 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERTISE

  • Project management
  • Student supervision

 
COLLABORATIONS


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
  • palaeoclimate
  • paleoclimate
  • statistics
  • statistics and stochastic modelling
  • water resources management
  • water security

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
040608 Surfacewater Hydrology 40
040604 Natural Hazards 40
040104 Climate Change Processes 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2016 -  Associate Professor

Hydrology and Climate

University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2015 -  Program Advisor (Education and International Exchange)

Hydrology, Climate, Water Resources Management, Environmental Science

University of Yamanashi, Japan
Interdisciplinary Centre for River Basin Environment (ICRE), University of Yamanashi, Japan
Japan
1/10/2014 -  Visiting Professor

Hydrology and Climate (~1 month per year)

Beijing Normal University
College of Water Sciences
China
1/11/2012 - 1/11/2016 Senior Lecturer

Hydrology and Climate

University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/11/2008 - 1/11/2012 Lecturer

Hydrology and Climate

University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/07/2006 - 1/11/2008 Hydroclimatologist

Environmental and Water Engineering

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/11/2003 - 1/06/2006 Postdoctoral researcher (hydrology)

Hydrology and Climate within the Takeuchi-Ishidaira Research Group

University of Yamanashi, Japan
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Japan
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 56
Total funding $4,175,099

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20173 grants / $154,770

Palaeoclimate informed stochastic rainfall and streamflow data for water supply agencies$150,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Tessa Vance
Scheme Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701012
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Surface water investigations relating to operation of Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group's (NCIG's) Kooragang Island coal export terminal (CET)$3,000

Funding body: Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG)

Funding body Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG)
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700799
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Identifying Lake Macquarie City's climate history for improved future planning$1,770

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team

Carly Tozer, Anthony Kiem, Tessa Vance

Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

20167 grants / $383,952

Third Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridor road investment program - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (Uzbekistan)$92,000

Funding body: Asian Development Bank

Funding body Asian Development Bank
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Third Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridor road investment program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Learning from the past - incorporating palaeoclimate data into water security planning and decision-making$80,000

Funding body: Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

Funding body Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Dr Tessa Vance
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601195
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Madhya Pradesh (India) Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project (MPIEIP) - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment $78,000

Madhya Pradesh (India) Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project (MPIEIP) - Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

Funding body: Asian Development Bank

Funding body Asian Development Bank
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Learning from the past - incorporating palaeoclimate data into water security planning and decision-making$70,000

Funding body: Seqwater

Funding body Seqwater
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Dr Tessa Vance
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601382
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Multisite rainfall and evaporation data generation for the Hunter Water Infrastructure Project$50,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Funding body NSW Department of Primary Industries
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600162
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Demonstrating the value of palaeoclimate records to water resources management$9,778

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600947
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Academic exchange visit to College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, China$4,174

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Faculty Visiting Fellowship Grant 2016
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

201511 grants / $957,181

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 body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team

Susan Pepper, Anthony Kiem

Scheme Australia Awards Fellowships
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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 body Mekong River Commission (MRC)
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
Project Team

Dr Tessa Vance

Scheme Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Climate risk assessment for Indonesia - integrated participatory development and management of irrigation and flood in selected river basins$85,000

Funding body: Asian Development Bank

Funding body Asian Development Bank
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) 7581: Enabling Climate Change Responses in Asia and the Pacific - Supporting Investments in Water and Climate Change
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Power Transmission Improvement Project Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (Myanmar)$80,000

Funding body: Asian Development Bank

Funding body Asian Development Bank
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Methodologies for vulnerability, impact and risk assessment, including methods to identify at-risk hotspots$60,000

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

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Dr David Wainwright
Scheme Climate Change Adaptation Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501139
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Dr Susan Pepper, Associate Professor Ron Johnstone
Scheme Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500223
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Development of a Regional Drought Monitoring, Reporting and Forecasting System for the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) - Phase I: Concept and Scoping Report$50,000

Development of a Regional Drought Monitoring, Reporting and Forecasting System for the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) - Phase I: Concept and Scoping Report

Funding body: Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Funding body Mekong River Commission (MRC)
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Drought Management Team (DMT)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Project Team

Professor Kei Nishida, Anthony Kiem

Scheme 2015 Open Partnership Joint Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Learning from the past - incorporating paleoclimate data into urban water security planning and decision making$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501091
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Policy Guidance Brief on "Rural communities and their viability under climate change"$6,000

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

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Synthesis and Integrative Research Programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501254
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20145 grants / $664,010

UNESCO International Hydrological Program (IHP) International Drought Initiative (IDI)$500,000

Funding body: UNESCO Division of Water Sciences

Funding body UNESCO Division of Water Sciences
Project Team

Anthony Kiem, Ali Chavoshian

Scheme 8th Phase of UNESCO International Hydrological Program (2014-2021) - Water security: responses to local, regional and global challenges
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Developing criteria, methodology, and conducting the selection of suitable emission scenarios, climate models, and climate change impact scenarios for the Lower Mekong Basin$80,000

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 body Mekong River Commission (MRC)
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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 body Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme 2014 Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

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

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Mr Andrew Magee, Mr Steven Crimp, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400683
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 body World Health Organisation
Project Team

Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Milton Hasnat, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20134 grants / $306,400

Centre for Sediment Tracing and Surface Modelling$230,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Gregory Hancock, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Doctor Silvia Frisia, Professor Garry Willgoose
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200138
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Mekong River Commission (MRC)
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (CCAI)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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

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

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

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF): Young Scientists Exchange Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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 body Australian Academy of Science
Project Team

Anthony Kiem

Scheme Scientific Visits to Japan
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20128 grants / $564,615

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$327,415

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1101084
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100760
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body NSW Department of Finance and Services
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300846
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Administered Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200880
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300845
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201074
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401025
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

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

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Miss Emma Austin
Scheme Primary Industries Adaption Research Network Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200595
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20116 grants / $660,211

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

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

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Adaptation Research Network Settlements and Infrastructure
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100916
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Synthesis and Integrative Research Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101078
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Administered Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100682
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Specifying Australia's climate Variability in the context of a changing climate$100,000

Funding body: Grains Research and Development Corporation

Funding body Grains Research and Development Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme R&D Open Tender - Agronomy, Soils and Environment
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000975
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Rural R&D
Category 1RS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Adaptation Research Network Settlements and Infrastructure Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200664
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Associate Professor Gregory Hancock
Scheme Adaptation Research Network Settlements and Infrastructure
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100346
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Administered Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000550
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

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

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Meg Sherval, Professor Garry Willgoose, Prof PAULINE McGuirk, Conjoint Associate Professor Helen Berry, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Synthesis and Integrative Research Programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900227
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 body CSIRO - Land and Water
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Flagship Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000333
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

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

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Synthesis and Integrative Research Programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000946
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: CSIRO - Land and Water

Funding body CSIRO - Land and Water
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Russell Drysdale
Scheme Flagship Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000044
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Water Network Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000346
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

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

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Russell Drysdale, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Water Network Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000350
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000685
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Synthesis and Integrative Research Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190533
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Administered Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G1000825
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Administered Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G1000828
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190115
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed16
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.45
PhD2.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Honours An Integrated Comparison of Instrumental, Palaeoclimate and Projected Rainfall Data: Lockyer Valley Catchment, Queensland, Australia Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2016 PhD An Integrated Approach to Assess the Impacts of Climate Change and Groundwater Extraction on Sustainable Management of Coastal Aquifers Using Quality and Quantity Numerical Models PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Modelling non-stationarity in rainfall-runoff relationships in Australian catchments PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Assessing the Impact of East Coast Lows on Urban Water Security PhD (Environmental Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Quantifying the relationship between climate variability and viticulture in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia M Philosophy (EnvironmentalSc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Drought and Wellbeing in Australian Rural Communities: Implications for Improving Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Drought PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Historical Variability of East Coast Lows (ECLS) and their Impact on Eastern Australia's Hydroclimate PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Statistical Testing of Downscaled Rainfall Data for Water Security Assessment PhD (Environmental Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD An Investigation of Indo-Pacific Climate Variability and Tropical Cyclogenesis in the Southwest Pacific PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Drought and water resource management in Afghanistan Earth Sciences, Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship (CAARF), University of Central Asia Sole Supervisor
2015 Honours Quantifying the risk and understanding the cause of weather conditions that are problematic for viticulture in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales (NSW), Australia Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2015 PhD Utilising Insights into Rainfall Patterns and Climate Drivers to Inform Seasonal Rainfall Forecasting in South Australia PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Investigating pre-instrumental hydroclimate records relevant to eastern Australia and what this means for water resource management Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2014 Honours East Coast Lows and New South Wales hydroclimatology - the spatial extent of impacts and the role of catchment conditions Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2014 PhD A Paleoclimate-Informed Examination of Flood and Drought Epochs in the Murray-Darling Basin PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Quantifying the relationship between climate variability and viticulture in the Hunter Valley, Australia Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2013 Honours Characterising the relationships between large-scale climate drivers and summer fire weather in Victoria Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2013 Honours Use of satellite remote sensing technology to quantify snow covered area in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2012 Honours Quantifying the natural variability of East Coast Lows and their impact on rainfall along the Eastern Australian seaboard Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2012 Honours Analysis of behaviour of New South Wales Coastal Low Storms utilising significant wave height data (1881-2009) Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2011 Honours Barriers to climate change adaptation: the disconnect between climate science and rural community end users Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2010 Honours Impacts of climate change on snow covered areas in the Murray-Darling Basin Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 86
Japan 14
United States 5
United Kingdom 4
India 3
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News

Drought

Cracks exist in Australia’s drought management

November 9, 2016

New research has brought to light the unique danger of drought in Australia, exposing the shortfalls we face if we rely solely on the patterns observed in the instrumental record to inform our future response.

Ice cores help reconstruct Hunter weather for last 1000 years

May 11, 2016

In a world first, Australian scientists have used Antarctic ice core samples to reconstruct rainfall records for a specific water catchment.

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'.

Associate Professor Anthony Kiem

Position

Associate Professor
Centre for Water, Climate and Land Use (CWCL) & Environmental and Climate Change Research Group (ECCRG)
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Focus area

Earth Sciences

Contact Details

Email anthony.kiem@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8656

Office

Room G113
Building Earth Sciences.
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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