This announcement is a repost from the AR&R team.

Speaker: Grantley Smith, UNSW Water Research Laboratory (WRL)

Grantley Smith is a Senior Engineer at the University of New South Wales Water Research Laboratory. He has over 20 years’ experience in hydrological processes as they relate to flow forecasting floodplain hydraulics, and floodplain management. Prior to joining the WRL in 2009, Grantley was NSW State Manager for DHI Water and Environment where he helped pioneer the use of 2D hydrodynamic models for floodplain inundation. He is currently Chair of the Water Panel for the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia.

Project 15: 2D Modelling in Urban Areas

The presentation will provide an overview of recent research undertaken as part of Project 15 of the Australian Rainfall and Runoff Revision and funded by the Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and WRL. The research project investigated the application of 2D models in urban areas, with a particular focus on the representation of buildings and other floodplain flow obstacles in numerical models.

A PDF flyer is available.

Project 10: People and Vehicle Stability in Floods

This presentation reviews the early work, collates and discusses subsequent experimental testing, empirical expressions and safety guidelines derived from these studies. The entire data-set of relevant experimental results is re-analysed and tolerable flow conditions related to human and vehicle safety and safe working conditions are presented.

A PDF flyer is available.

Date: Monday, 13 February 2012
Time: 12.00pm
Place: Auditorium Engineers Australia
712 Murray St, West Perth
RSVP: Not Required
Cost: Free

Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Time: 12.15pm (light lunch provided)
12.30pm to 2.00pm Seminar
Place: Old Woolstore Theatrette
1 Macquarie Street, Hobart
RSVP: To Catherine Reading 6234 2228 or by no later than
Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Brisbane and Melbourne Seminar dates to be advised