Featured story • 15 Feb 2021
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.
News • 4 Nov 2020
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.
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.
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.
Featured story • 21 Jul 2020
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.
News • 25 Feb 2020
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.
News • 27 Sep 2019
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
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: https://bit.ly/2DQN7ol or at https://redcap.hmri.org.au/surveys/?s=9F4XH43HFC.
News • 6 Aug 2018
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
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.
News • 19 Mar 2018
New research from the University of Newcastle (UON) has found further evidence to support the notion that severe flooding events occur cyclically, challenging the widely accepted assumption that floods occur randomly, and raising questions around the reliability of Australia’s flood infrastructure and management strategies.
News • 25 Jan 2018
Three exceptional University of Newcastle (UON) researchers have been recognised as inspiring leaders in their field, with an Australia Day Honour from the National Council of Women (NCW) of NSW.