Washed Away: Assessing the vulnerability of infrastructure in Sydney to coastal inundation

Project Team

Name Position
Thomas Sewell Honours student
Dr. Filippo Dall'Osso Primary Supervisor
Assoc. Prof. Dale Dominey-Howes Co-supervisor

Project Details

The research will employ the state and nationally awarded COVERMAR methodology to assess and compare the risk from extreme inundations in the iconic coastal area of Watsons Bay, within Sydney Harbour. The analysis will undertake a probabilistic multi-hazard assessment of various storm surge and tsunami scenarios, numerically simulated under present and future sea level conditions. The damage to the built environment and moored boats will be assessed with state of the art fragility models.