Summary of research
Soil erosion and erosivity is expected to increase in the near and far future because of climate change. Changes in erosion can have significant impacts on natural environments, agricultural land and water quality. These reports and data were published by the NSW Government in 2015, and can help analysts and decision makers to understand how soil erosion and erosivity are affected by climate change, and make better informed planning and management decisions.
Reports and guides
Maps, datasets and technical notes
Climate Change Impacts on Rainfall Erosivity and Hillslope Erosion in New South Wales (PDF 5.5MB) - A study to model and assess the impacts of climate change on rainfall erosivity and hillslope erosion risk in south east Australia based on NARCliM projections.
NSW Rainfall Erosivity maps all epochs (ZIP 9.4MB) - Maps of NSW showing modelled average rainfall erosivity (annual and seasonal) for the near future and far future.
NSW Rainfall Erosivity map data all epochs (ZIP 54.1MB) - A series of ASC files containing modelled average rainfall erosivity (annual and seasonal) for the near future and far future.