Throughout history, floods have killed millions of people around the world, devastating lives, land and communities. Located in a region of Australia where flooding is a regular occurrence, Southern Cross University is providing leadership for this initiative to better understand floods. The National Centre for Flood Research was established in 2018 at Southern Cross University bringing together experts in world-class research institutions with well-established research capability for a full interdisciplinary research approach.
Research includes water management, health sciences, planning, hydrology, hydrogeology and hydraulics, hydrometeorology, land cover and floodplain science and policy, climate change and civil engineering, and the social sciences. All of these disciplines are highly relevant to a better, more holistic understanding of floods, their impacts and their causes. Based on ranking by the Australian Research Council, Southern Cross University’s research in twenty key areas has been given the highest possible classification of 'above’ or ‘well above world standard' in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 national report.
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