The Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics (WALD) sits within the Fenner School of Environment & Society, and combines satellite observations, field data and prediction models to measure, monitor and forecast natural hazards, natural resources and the environment. WALD's 20-odd members develop world-leading observation technology and real-time environmental information systems to manage bushfire risk, extreme weather, water resources, agriculture, forestry and natural ecosystems.
Current projects include the following -
- Improving spatial water information through data assimilation
- Australia’s Environment: routine, comprehensive national reporting
- The Australian Flammability Monitoring System
- Extreme rainfall warning through satellite remote sensing
- Automated burn mapping with Digital Earth Australia
- Remotely sensing flood dynamics in the northern Murray-Darling Basin
- Water license compliance monitoring from space
- Environmental modelling software: W3 and OzWALD
- Soil moisture forecasting at property level
- Satellite-based river gauging
- The Forest Spectroscope
- Phenomic and Environmental Sensor Array
For detailed descriptions please see the Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics website.