Dr Seth Westra has ten years experience in flood hydrology, reservoir modelling, seasonal forecasting of rainfall and streamflow, and climate change impact assessments. Seth holds a PhD which focused on identifying sources of climate-related variability in rainfall and streamflow, and using this information for water security assessments. Current research areas include analysing extreme rainfall and flood risk under climate change scenarios, stochastic generation of rainfall data for reservoir behaviour simulations, evaluation of the capabilities of global climate models to simulate hydrological data, and water security modelling. Seth is currently working on a three-year project to understand Adelaide’s future water security under various climate change scenarios, in a project supported by the Goyder Institute. Seth also is actively contributing to various aspects of the revision of the Australian Rainfall and Runoff flood guidelines, including work on continuous rainfall simulation as well as the investigation of the coincidence of extreme rainfall and coastal storm surge for coastal flood assessments.