hands holding soil

News • 15 Nov 2021

University of Newcastle joins HEAL network to tackle health impacts of climate change

Australians will be better protected against the health impacts of climate change, thanks to a new national research network with partners from across Australia and $10 million in Federal Government funding.

Daniel Smith from team Everydrop demonstrates the prize-winning app

News • 18 Oct 2021

University of Newcastle announces the best “hack” for water security

The New Futures Hackathon for Water Security saw seven teams learn from water security experts from Hunter Water, City of Newcastle, Hunter H2O, and the University of Newcastle before embarking on a 10 hour “hack” to evolve their ideas into a viable, technological solution.

Impact of Cyclone Evan in Samoa

Featured story • 15 Feb 2021

Surviving cyclones: meet the team safeguarding our island nations

In June 2012, Silipa Mulitalo had just started a new job as a Meteorologist at the Samoa Meteorological Service. A few months later one of the worst cyclones to ever hit the country wreaked widespread havoc across the capital, Apia.

Dr Andrew Magee at the beach in Newcastle

News • 4 Nov 2020

Global recognition for Newcastle climate scientist

University of Newcastle climate scientist Dr Andrew Magee has become the first Asia Pacific representative to be named a finalist in the history of the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award. The global award supports scientific research that improves our understanding of climate change-related risks.

Associate Professor Anthony Kiem

News • 23 Sep 2020

The University's Centre for Water, Climate and Land will partner with Japan’s Space Agency JAXA in an Australian first for Climate Research

Led by Associate Professor Anthony Kiem from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, this research will help better detect the beginning, end, spatial coverage, and intensity of droughts in Australia. This is a necessary first step in the development of adaptation strategies that reduce the economic, environmental, and social costs of droughts.

Image of Dr Andrew Magee with beach behind him

News • 22 Sep 2020

New outlook model indicates average to above average tropical cyclone activity and risk for Australia

Tropical cyclones have long been considered the most devastating weather phenomena to affect Australia.

House in Fiji in cyclone

Featured story • 21 Jul 2020

New tropical cyclone outlook model has potential to save lives in the Pacific

People in Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and other island nations in the Southwest Pacific will have months more to prepare for tropical cyclones, thanks to a new outlook model published today in Scientific Reports.

American Fulbright scholars

News • 25 Feb 2020

American Fulbright scholars in Newcastle

Aligning with its commitment to enhance international collaboration and foster global impact, the University of Newcastle welcomes two visiting American Fulbright Scholars who will contribute to research in water sustainability and eating behaviour.

Image of the earth and a satellite

News • 27 Sep 2019

SURVEY - Do satellites help you make decisions?

Bridging the gap between satellite measurement capability and the needs of decision-makers in water resource management.Water resources management decision-makers are invited to participate in an online survey to share their experience/thoughts on satellite data.

News • 27 Nov 2018

SURVEY - Drought and wellbeing

Drought affected rural residents are invited to participate in an online survey which will help inform programs and initiatives targeted at improving resilience to drought. You can complete the survey here: or at

Capacity building in Pacific meteorology and climate change

News • 6 Aug 2018

Capacity building in Pacific meteorology and climate change

A new collaboration between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and University of Newcastle's Centre for Water, Climate and Land (CWCL) commenced in August 2018 to develop and provide short-term training courses in Pacific meteorology and climate change.


News • 30 Jul 2018

Farmers experiencing drought-related stress need targeted support

For farmers, drought is a major source of stress. Their livelihoods and communities depend on the weather. To better support farmers and their families we need to better understand the impact of drought on them and their communities.


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.