The growth predicted in Sydney is reaching unprecedented levels in areas where there has been limited to no development. The Greater Sydney Commission has indicated the need to rethink urban development and a wish to develop a parkland city in the South Creek catchment. The blue-green grid corridor means that as engineers, scientist and practioners we will need to consider the waterway and waterway health up front in any design.
Three presentors will focus on the impact of urban development on waterway health and hyrdrology and how we can improve, protect and maintain good waterway health with great amenity in urban areas that also provide habitat to iconic species and provide environmental value.
Please join us afterwards for ‘After 5 Networking, Nibbles and Drinks’ at the nearby Commercial Hotel to continue networking. For catering purposes please register your attendance separately for the After 5 networking event.
Date: 23rd February
Rego: from 1:30pm
Formal Start: 2pm
Venue: Sydney Water Parramatta
1 Smith Street
Parramatta, NSW 2001
EA Members and Students: free
Splash Members: free
IECA members: free
Places are limited please pre-register as we cannot guarantee seats on the day without registration.
A PDF flyer is available for download.
Due to a number of requests we are extending submission for Full Paper abstracts until Monday 19th December! If you would like to be considered for a full-paper but missed yesterday’s deadline, you can still submit your abstract for another week.
Engineer’s Australia plans to publish a set of proceedings for Climate Adaptation 2018. If you wish to have your abstract considered for a full paper abstract, you must submit your abstract by the 19th December. If accepted, you will have until 2 February 2018 to submit your full paper.
If you don’t want to submit a full paper, you will have until 2 February 2018 to submit your abstract to present at the conference.
Abstract submissions at: https://yrd.currinda.com/register/event/1130
Due to popular demand – to allow for internal approval times – we have buckled and agreed to extend the deadline for standard registration rates by 72 hours to Thursday 9th of November. We already have 130 registrants and the remaining places are filling fast. Register quickly to guarantee your spot and lock in the standard fee.
Our programme at a glance includes highlights such as:
The full programme is available online.
The day starts with a Q&A session featuring prominent hydraulic modellers discussing the latest techniques and the future direct of 2D modelling. They will discuss cloud storage, GPU cards, calibration techniques, CFD and much more. Mark Forest>, Practice Leader – Floodplain Management and Surface Water Modelling, HDR Engineering, Reno Nevada, USA, talk on the developments and evolution of HEC-RAS. Hear and question Software developers and vendors on the latest developments and innovations. So far TUFLOW, DHI, 12d, Innovyze, HEC 2D and Waterride are confirmed to be present. See the latest on Monte Carlo hydraulic modelling with direct examples of these techniques (including the Brisbane River flood study) in practice from front line engineers.
Standard Registration Extended to the 9th of November
Standard registration has been extended until the 9th but will rise from there – we simply can’t extend at standard any longer and prices will rise. Register now to lock in the standard rate.
Registrations are filling fast and time is running out for the remaining places at the Hydraulics and Water Engineering Conference 2017 – 13th to 16th November, Dockside, Sydney. Our programme at a glance includes highlights such as:
The full programme is available online.
The day starts with a Q&A session featuring prominent hydraulic modellers discuss the latest techniques and the future direct of 2D modelling. They will discuss cloud storage, GPU cards, calibration techniques, CFD and much more. Mark Forest, Practice Leader – Floodplain Management and Surface Water Modelling, HDR Engineering, Reno Nevada, USA, talk on the developments and evolution of HEC-RAS. Hear and question Software developers and vendors on the latest developments and innovations. So far TUFLOW, DHI, 12d, Innovyze, HEC 2D and Waterride are confirmed to be present. See the latest on Monte Carlo hydraulic modelling with direct examples of these techniques (including the Brisbane River flood study) in practice from front line engineers.
Registration Fees Will Rise on the 6th of November
Standard registration closes on 6th November and late fees will apply after that time. Register now to lock in the standard rate.
With registrations from practitioners, government employees, academics, and students, and an action-packed program, HIWE is turning into a must attend event. See below for our program at a glance:
- A choice of a Hydraulic modelling workshop with all the latest tips and tricks to put you ahead of the game or a trip to the Water research laboratory to see the physical models – there is something for everyone.
- Find out the pros and cons of the direct rainfall method. It saves you time but is the answer as good as more traditional methods. This workshop will outline techniques that you will need to demonstrate your direct rainfall model is robust.
- Over 40 papers on practical applications as well as hydraulic theory
- The prestigious Henderson Oration to be given by Prof. Ron Cox, UNSW
Hydraulic modelling workshop – Wednesday
A must attend event for any Hydraulic modeller. The day will feature high profile invited speakers on the issues that are topical in Hydraulic modelling. What will you learn:
- What will we be using in 5 years- new technologies and techniques
- How to approach the practical problems hydraulic modellers face every day
- What are the latest advances the software packages are offering
- What is Monte Carlo and practical advice in the application
Get a copy of the detailed flyer to convince your boss you need to attend!
Program at a glance
||Hydraulic modelling Workshop: Hydraulic modelling: where will we be in 5 yrs
|Morning session 2
||Hydraulic modelling Workshop:
Practical problems in Hydraulic Modelling
|Afternoon session 1
||Direct Rainfall Workshop
||Hydraulic modelling Workshop: Innovations in 2D modelling
||Field trip: UNSW Water Research Lab
|Afternoon session 2
||Direct Rainfall Workshop
||Hydraulic modelling Workshop: Monte Carlo: All your questions answered
||Field trip: UNSW Water Research Lab
||Henderson Oration: Ron Cox
The Water Panel is running a full day seminar on the latest advances in the flood risk space and the National Manual with a specific focus on the recently released Handbook 7: Managing the floodplain: A guide to best practice floodplain management. This publication provides guidance to assist floodplain managers in defining and managing flood risk on current and future developments.
|10:00 – 10:15
||Overview of the day
|10:15 – 11:00
||National best practice flood manual
||Duncan McLuckie (OEH)
|11:00 – 11.30
|11:30 – 11:50
||Mark Babister, (WMA)
|11.50 – 12.10
||National manual – hazard guidelines and cars in flood waters
||Grantley Smith (WRL)
|12.10 – 12.30
|National emergency response classification
||Angela Toniato (OEH)
|12.30 – 1.00
||National manual – planning guideline
||Duncan Mcluckie (OEH)
|1.00 – 2.00
|2:00 – 2:30
||Why people drive into flood waters
||Andrew Gissing (Risk Frontiers)
|2.30 – 3:00
||Latest investigations into flood signs
||John Hart (RMS)
|3:00 – 3:20
||Human Element of Shelter in Place
||Matalena Tofa (Risk Frontiers)
|3:30 – 4:00
|4.00 – 4.30
||Shelter in place
||Mark Babister (WMA) and
Chris Thomas (Advisian)
|4:30 – 5:00
||Where to from here ????
The seminar will also showcase some interesting research in the flood risk space including research into colours of road signs for evacuations and why people enter flood waters. Additional discussions will be held on the supporting guidelines, such as:
- Guideline 7-1 Using the National Generic Brief for Flood Investigations to Develop Project Specific Specifications
- Guideline 7-2 Flood Emergency Response Classification of the Floodplain
- Guideline 7-3 Flood Hazard
- Template 7-4 Technical Project Brief Template
- Guideline 7-5 Flood Information to Support Land-use Planning
- Guideline 7-6 Assessing Options and Service Levels for Treating Existing Risk
- Practice Note 7-7 Considering Flooding in Land-use Planning Activities
This event is for anyone who works in floodplain management, Council engineers, Consultants as well as those involved in emergency planning.
Date and Time: 19th September 2017
Registration Opens: 9am
Formal Start: 10am
Venue: UTS Aerial Function Centre
- EA Members $100 (includes Students)
- SES Members $100 (discount code: SES2017)
- BOM Staff $100 (discount code: BOM2017)
- FMA Members $100 (discount code: FMA2017)
- Non-Members: $130
- Afternoon only $65 (includes lunch)
Register online at: https://www.cvent.com/d/r5qtj1/4W
UNSW short course in statistics and probability to support ARR2016
The release of Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2016 has focused interest on a range of sophisticated approaches for flood hydrology based on different statistical methods. This course provides an introduction and refresher of aspects of probability and statistical theory used throughout ARR2016. Attending this course will give you with the skills to best understand the theory behind the new ARR2016 methods and datasets available.
Dr Fiona Johnson and Dr Lucy Marshall, both academics at UNSW Sydney based in the Water Research Centre, in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Fiona Johnson has over 15 years’ experience in working as a consultant, for government and in academia, with particular expertise in flooding, extreme events, and climate change assessments of water resources systems. Fiona previously worked on the IFD Revision Project of ARR2016. Lucy Marshall has over 15 years’ experience in academia, with research interests in uncertainty analysis, hydrologic model optimization, and catchment modelling.
Location and Time
1pm to 5pm, Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
UNSW CBD Campus
1 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000
To register please go to https://webpay.fin.unsw.edu.au/OneStopWeb/ENGIN_STATPROBWSHOP_2017
For further information contact Fiona Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org or (+61) 02 9385 9769.
The Murray Darling Basin Plan guides governments, regional authorities and communities to sustainably manage and use the waters of the Basin. The Plan came into effect in November 2012, and it will be reviewed and revised throughout a 7 year implementation phase.
After the very informative Q&A style debate that was held by the Water Engineering Panel back in November 2010 in relation to the merits of the then draft Plan, we invite you to attend this talk from the Chief Executive of the Murray Darling Basin Authority, Mr Phillip Glyde who will provide an update on the progress that has been made in rolling out the Plan in the last 5 years.
About the Speaker
Phillip Glyde (Chief Executive)
Phillip Glyde has been the Chief Executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority since January 2016. Immediately prior to this Phillip worked for the Department of Agriculture for nine years where he had responsibility for:
- Agriculture, fisheries and forestry policy and progress; International trade and market access;
- The regulation of live animal exports;
- Export certification services for food; and
- The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
Phillip joined the Australian Public Service in 1980 and has worked on natural resource management, industry and environment policies in a number of Australian government departments and overseas. At a national level Phillip has worked in the departments of Agriculture, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Environment, and Resources and Energy. Phillip has also worked at the Resource Assessment Commission and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research organisation (CSIRO). Phillip has an Honours Degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the Australian National University.
8 Thomas Street Chatswood NSW 2068
DATE & TIME
Tuesday 22 August 2017 5.30 pm for a 6.00 pm start
Light refreshments will be provided prior to the presentation. Sponsored by Lyall and Associates.
To ensure your place pre-registration is mandatory.
EA Members and Students: Free
All others: $30
A printable flyer is available.
The HIWE 2017 committee are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:
- Ron Cox: Associate Professor and Director of External Relations in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW
- Prof. Greg Ivey, Deputy Dean (Research), The University of Western Australia
- Dr Heide Friedrich: Senior Lecturer, The University of Auckland
The organising committee is currently finalising an exciting programme of technical presentations.
In addition to the planned three days of technical presentations, a half day workshop is planned to discuss and train for the updated hydraulic methods in both the updated release of Australian Rainfall and Runoff with associated knowledge of the key advances from leading industry figures.
We are delighted to announce Assoc. Prof Ron Cox of the University of New South Wales, Sydney will deliver the Henderson Oration.
The Henderson Oration recognises the contribution of the science of hydraulics to the practice of hydrology and water resources engineering.
Register before 1 September 2017 to secure early bird price.