Climate Adaptation Engineering for Extreme Events (CAEx)


Professor Mark G Stewart
Professor Garry R Willgoose
Dr Paraic Ryan
Dr Chaminda Konthesingha

Project Description

Professor Stewart leads a consortium of five universities in Australia for the $3.5 million CSIRO Flagship Cluster Fund project Climate Adaptation Engineering for Extreme Events (CAEx). The CAEx Cluster is assessing the impact of climate change on damage and safety risks to infrastructure, and assessing the cost-effectiveness of engineering adaptation strategies.

CAEx Cluster

Selected Publications

  • Li, Y. and Stewart, M.G. (2011), Cyclone Damage Risks Caused by Enhanced Greenhouse Conditions and Economic Viability of Strengthened Residential Construction, Natural Hazards Review, 12(1):9-18.
  • Bjarnadottir, S., Li, Y. and Stewart, M.G. (2011), A Probabilistic-based Framework for Impact and Adaptation Assessment of Climate Change on Hurricane Damage Risks and Costs, Structural Safety, 33(3): 173-185.
  • Wang, X., Stewart, M.G. and Nguyen, M. (2012), Impact of Climate Change on Corrosion and Damage to Concrete Infrastructure in Australia, Journal of Climatic Change, 110(3-4): 941-947.
  • Bjarnadottir, S., Li, Y. and Stewart, M.G. (2012), Hurricane Risk Assessment of Power Distribution Poles Considering Impacts of a Changing Climate, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 19(1): 12-24.
  • Stewart, M. G., Wang, X. and Willgoose, G.R. (2013), Direct and Indirect Cost and Benefit Assessment of Climate Adaptation Strategies for Housing for Extreme Wind Events in Queensland, Natural Hazards Review (in press).

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