Dr Ze   Jiang
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Ze Jiang

Ph.D. - Water Resources Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2021

M.Sc. - Hydro-Informatics and Water Management, Partnership of five European Universities, 2015

B.Eng. - Environmental Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China, 2012

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC)

Ze Jiang is an Early Career Researcher from Water Research Centre at UNSW working in the field of hydro-climatology. His research focuses on the impact of climate change on water cycle, specifically looking at future drought changes under global warming. Ze received his PhD in Water Resource Engineering from UNSW. During his PhD, he developed a very cool method, namely Wavelet System Prediction (WASP), which is able to predict sustained hydro-climatological changes. Ze received his B.Eng in Environmental Engineering from Hohai University, China; he did his Joint M.Sc, named “EuroAquae - HydroInformatics and Water Management” under a partnership of five European universities (in Barcelona, Budapest, Cottbus, Newcastle/UK, and Nice). Before moving to Australia, he also worked in hydrological and crop modelling at Tropical Marine Science Institute of National University of Singapore for two years.


Research Interests:
  • Hydro-climatological modelling and forecasting
  • Climate change impact on the water cycle (e.g. floods and droughts)
  • Hydrology/Hydraulics and water quality numerical modelling
  • HydroInformatics and water management


Research Highlights:


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Professional Experiences:
  • Research Assistant/Engineer in Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Nov. 2015 - Feb. 2018. 
    • Lead the Crop Modelling on Prediction of Rice Yield with DSSAT in Vietnam - Climate Change and Food Security Studies.
    • Involve in the Development of Index-based Drought Insurance for Sovereign Disaster Risk Transfer, World Bank Project. 
    • Involve in the Study on Impact of Climate Change on Inland and Coastal Flooding in Singapore, Public Utilities Board Project.
    • Involve in the Effectiveness of ABC Waters Design Features (Sponge Cities) for Runoff Quantity Control in Singapore, Public Utilities Board Project.
Vallentine Annex, Building H22, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Kim D; Sun Y; Wendi D; Jiang Z; Liong SY; Gourbesville P, 2018, 'Flood Modelling Framework for Kuching City, Malaysia: Overcoming the Lack of Data', in Springer Water, pp. 559 - 568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7218-5_39
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Lang Y; Jiang Z; Wu X, 2022, 'Investigating the Linkage between Extreme Rainstorms and Concurrent Synoptic Features: A Case Study in Henan, Central China', Water (Switzerland), vol. 14, pp. 1065 - 1065, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w14071065
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jiang Z; Rashid MM; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2021, 'A wavelet-based tool to modulate variance in predictors: An application to predicting drought anomalies', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 135, pp. 104907 - 104907, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104907
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2021, 'Variable transformations in the spectral domain – Implications for hydrologic forecasting', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126816
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hohl R; Jiang Z; Tue Vu M; Vijayaraghavan S; Liong SY, 2021, 'Using a regional climate model to develop index-based drought insurance for sovereign disaster risk transfer', Agricultural Finance Review, vol. 81, pp. 151 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AFR-02-2020-0020
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kusumastuti C; Jiang Z; Mehrotra R; Sharma A, 2021, 'A Signal Processing Approach to Correct Systematic Bias in Trend and Variability in Climate Model Simulations', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2021GL092953
    Journal articles | 2020
    Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2020, 'Refining Predictor Spectral Representation Using Wavelet Theory for Improved Natural System Modeling', Water Resources Research, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019WR026962
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2019, 'Assessing the sensitivity of hydro-climatological change detection methods to model uncertainty and bias', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.103430
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jiang Z; Raghavan SV; Hur J; Sun Y; Liong SY; Nguyen VQ; Van Pham Dang T, 2019, 'Future changes in rice yields over the Mekong River Delta due to climate change—Alarming or alerting?', Theoretical and Applied Climatology, vol. 137, pp. 545 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-018-2617-z
    Journal articles | 2014
    Liu J; Lu G; Wang Y; Yan Z; Yang X; Ding J; Jiang Z, 2014, 'Bioconcentration, metabolism, and biomarker responses in freshwater fish Carassius auratus exposed to roxithromycin', Chemosphere, vol. 99, pp. 102 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.10.036
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2021, 'Advanced wavelet-based variance transformation algorithms for ENSO forecasting over long lead times', presented at MODSIM2021, 08 December 2021, https://youtu.be/8ZbFXUUOJeY
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Sharma A; Jiang Z; Johnson F, 2020, 'Forecasting drought revisited – the importance of spectral transformations to dominant atmospheric predictor variables', presented at EGU General Assembly, 08 May 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-12334
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2020, 'Hydro-climatological forecasting: A view from the spectral domain', presented at AGU, 15 December 2020, https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/679238
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2019, 'Drought prediction for improved water resource management: A wavelet-based system prediction approach', presented at STAHY 2019, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 19 October 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2019, 'A wavelet-based method to analyse sustained hydrological anomalies under climate change', presented at MODSIM, 05 December 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2018, 'Assessing the impact of systematic biases in detection of hydrologic change across Australia', presented at STAHY 2018, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 18 September 2018
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Jiang Z; Molkenthin F; Sieker H, 2016, 'Urban Surface Characteristics Study Using Time-area Function Model: A Case Study in Saudi Arabia', in Kim JH; Kim HS; Yoo DG; Jung D; Song CG (eds.), Procedia Engineering, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, SOUTH KOREA, pp. 911 - 918, presented at 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC) - Smart Water for the Future, SOUTH KOREA, 21 August 2016 - 26 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.07.493