Dr Seth Westra

Dr Seth Westra
The University of Adelaide
Research Field: Hydroclimatology and climate extremes

Dr Seth Westra studies the effect of climate change on weather extremes, such as droughts and floods. His research has shown that both droughts and floods will become increasingly severe as the planet continues to warm. Seth’s work has shown that semi-arid regions such as Adelaide are particularly sensitive to small changes in rainfall and that a 10% decline in rain can result in as much as a 40% decline in runoff, with severe consequences for our water supplies. He has been involved in capacity building activities in Mexico, community organisations and also maintains his own blog.

Seth’s Blog – The Hydro Files

Listen to Seth discuss the Tall Poppy Campaign and his research on 3CR ‘Lost in Science’
Listen to the full ‘Lost in Science’ Podcast

University of Adelaide Homepage

  • Hydroclimatology
  • Hydrology
  • Climate Extremes
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering