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This site and blog is mostly about the science of rivers, although it will include cultural aspects of rivers when they catch my eye and take my fancy. It will highlight ideas, concepts and research of interest to students, researchers and managers.
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Tag Archives: Floods
This is an article about the creative – not just destructive – aspects of floods, that Nicole McCasker, Keller Kopf and I wrote recently for The Conversation. Paul Humphries, Charles Sturt University; Nicole McCasker, Charles Sturt University, and R. Keller … Continue reading
Classical Ancient Greek art largely featured humans or deities performing feats of courage (wrestling lions, stabbing minotaurs – that sort of thing), fighting battles or involved in calmer domestic situations. Indeed, Ancient Greek mythology provided a rich source of material … Continue reading
I recently reviewed Emily O’Gorman’s Flood Country: an environmental history of the Murray-Darling Basin for Australian Book Review, and my review can be found in their April 2013 issue. The title is a little misleading. The book concerns the roles … Continue reading
Recent concerns have been expressed by Murray farmers downstream of Lake Hume about the devastation that flooding may cause to their properties. The prospect of more frequent flooding because of environmental flow releases, as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, has got … Continue reading
Broadly speaking, there are two ways to do science: make observations or do experiments. Of course, there is also just plain thinking about how things work, although even Einstein conducted thought experiments. Modelling is slightly different, but can be … Continue reading
We humans often think that the whole world revolves around us, and that if something affects our lives, it must be important. Droughts and floods are examples of natural events and processes that occur not uncommonly in rivers, but that … Continue reading
A few days ago, Victorian Water Minister and National Party member, Peter Walsh told that a parlimentary enquiry had been set up to look into the haphazard management of Victoria’s waterways, and was quoted in The Age as saying: “A lot of … Continue reading