ECEP Second Southern Hemisphere Workshop

Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership

12-13 February 2018, Sydney, Australia

Second Southern Hemisphere Workshop: Developing Strategies for Managing Risk from
Weather and Climate Extremes

The frequency and impacts of weather and climate extremes have steadily increased over recent decades due to a combination of factors including changing climate, and increasing populations and assets in vulnerable areas. Heat waves, droughts, floods, and severe weather have generated regular news headlines, with 2017 continuing this trend. Using past climate experience as a basis for future risk management is no longer a viable option. The Second Southern Hemisphere Engineering for Climate Extremes (ECEP) Workshop  will foster discussion on how industry, academia, government organizations, and non-governmental organizations can partner in creating tools and devising strategies to mitigate risks resulting from extreme weather events.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes will host this event at the city campus of the University of New South Wales, 12-13 February 2018. Organized under the auspices of the US National Center for Atmospheric Research and sponsored by the Insurance Australia Group (IAG), this workshop will bring together experts on issues of risk, vulnerability, and resilience related to the impacts of weather and climate extremes. Research progress from recommendations generated at the first ECEP workshop will be reported, and potential future research-community collaborations will be discussed.

Confirmed Participants:* 

  • Dr. Greg Holland (Director of C3WE, National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  • Professor Andy Pitman (Director of Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW)
  • Professor Seth Westra (Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide).

Attending Institutions:* UNSW; C3WE; IAG; University of Adelaide. 

*Participants and attending institutions will be continuously updated. 

Monday, 12 February 2017, from 3:30PM-7:30 PM, and
Tuesday, 13 February 2017, from 8:30 AM-5:30 PM 

University on New South Wales (UNSW) CBD Campus
Theatre 4, Level 6
1 O’Connell Street
Sydney CBD, NSW 2000

Rachel Hauser, C3WE,
Elaine Fernandes, UNSW,



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