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ARR Seminars

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

Maritime Panel: Half Day Seminar on Legislation and Impacts

The Institution of Engineers Australia – Sydney Division Maritime Panel in association with PIANC, present:

Half Day Seminar: Changes to NSW Coastal Protection Legislation and Implications for Coastal Protection in NSW

  • Session 1 – Policy and Legislation
  • Session 2 – Emergency Measures
  • Session 3 – Coastal Protection and the Courts

DATE & TIME: Monday 23 August 2010, 12:30pm start (Lunch provided from 12.00 noon) finishes 5:30pm.

VENUE: Engineers Australia Auditorium Ground Floor, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood, NSW, 2067.

ENQUIRIES: Indra Jayewardene (Chair Maritime Panel 2010)

Timetable and registration details can be found in the attached PDF. Please note payments can only be processed online.

The 5th Annual Water Symposium – Legalwise Seminars

The 5th Annual Water Symposium is being held in Sydney, on 26th February, 2010. You’ll learn about recent policy, regulatory and legislative changes in the water industry to assist with managing your investment and playing your part in working toward a sustainable future for water in Australia.

Hear from an eminent panel of water industry experts, to assist you in reducing your risks and optimising your opportunity to grow with the industry. Their extensive experience will be evident throughout this interactive program. Speakers include:

  • James Horne, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
  • Professor Mike Young, Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
  • Michael Bullen, Chief Executive, Sydney Catchment Authority
  • Chris Davis, Sustainability Business Development Manager, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Full details are available at the program website.

Panel Events to June 2010

The Panel has published its event calendar to June 2010 with the following events:

  • 2nd March 2010: Networking Event
  • 23rd March 2010: Highlights of HWRS Newcastle
  • 27th April 2010: River protection works, To Groyne or not to Groyne
  • 25th May 2010: Blockage
  • 22nd June 2010: Dirty Boring tides

As usual these events are held at the EA Chatswood Auditorium and a map of this venue is available on the events page.

The organising committee also holds monthly meetings in a very relaxed format. These are generally held in the Sydney CBD starting at (or close to) 6pm and are currently scheduled for:

  • 6th April 2010
  • 4th May 2010
  • 1st June 2010

If you are interested in attending, please contact a member of the committee via email or have a chat at the next event.