CWCL - Centre for Water Climate and Land

The Centre for Water, Climate and Land (CWCL) focuses on understanding and dealing with the impacts of climate variability and change in the Asia-Pacific region. Of particular interest are hydroclimatic extremes and how these may change in the future - hydroclimatic extremes includes things like droughts, floods, bushfires, tropical cyclones, and East Coast Lows. Other areas of expertise include characterising impacts of climate variability and change, seasonal/interannual hydroclimate forecasting, extreme event risk analysis, hydrological modelling, stochastic modelling, water resources management and climate-smart agriculture.

CWCL is also 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 risks. This information is then used to develop more informed climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.

In addition to research, the CWCL also has a focus on education and capacity building in the fields of water, climate and land/soil through professional development, undergraduate training and PhD/Masters research supervision.

Stay up to date with CWCL activities via the Centre for Water, Climate and Land (CWCL) Facebook page.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.