Rainfall and runoff changes test catchment resilience: Watch an expert panel


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Victoria’s rainfall has changed over the past 35 years. Low pressure systems bring less winter rain while thunderstorms are likely to bring heavier summer downfalls. The Millennium Drought from 1997–2009 meant lower runoff across the state. And even though the drought ended in 2010, many catchments have not returned to pre-drought levels of runoff generation.

At a recent University of Melbourne online Water Security Series panellists discussed ‘Recent changes in Victorian rainfall and runoff’, including what new data means for modelling catchment inflows and managing the state’s precious water resources.


Geoff Steendam
DELWP, Water and Catchments

Dr Pandora Hope
Principal Research Scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology

Dr Tim Peterson
Monash University, Civil Engineering

Dr Margarita Saft
Melbourne University, Infrastructure Engineering

Dr Murray Peel
Chair, Melbourne University, Infrastructure Engineering

First published on 28 October 2021.

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