Scrivener Dam is a critical piece of Canberra’s infrastructure, maintaining water levels of the iconic Lake Burley Griffin. Like all dams in Australia, it requires regular maintenance and assessment to ensure ongoing safe operation.
A recent inspection identified potential for undesirable uplift forces under the stilling basin slab, triggering a more detailed assessment of dam stability. This included a 1:40 scale physical model by the UNSW Water Research Laboratory (WRL) for the National Capital Authority. The model was used to measure water dynamics for the dam at critical flood conditions, with a focus on dynamic pressures within the stilling basin.
This presentation will discuss findings and the unique advantages and limitations of physical hydraulic modelling. It will be streamed live from WRL and includes a live demonstration of model flows.
This event will be co-presented by WRL’s Dr Laura Montano and Ben Modra.
The next Panel presentation will be delivered online via WebEx on Tuesday 14th July 2020 starting at 5pm sharp. Event is free for EA Members but pre-registration is required.
It is expected that as temperatures increase, extreme precipitation will increase resulting in more severe flooding. However, in Australia, there is significant evidence of decreasing flood maxima, despite increases in extreme rainfall.
This online webinar will explore changes in flood timing and magnitude from the AWRA-L. The result is a ‘worst of both worlds’ scenario whereby the rare flood events that are used in design of infrastructure are increasing, but smaller events, critical for water supply and dam storage are decreasing.
We are pleased to announce that the next presentation is titled Introduction to the Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures and is co-hosted by Stormwater NSW. It is scheduled for:
6pm 17th March 2020 PSA House Auditorium 160 Clarence Street Sydney
The event is free for EA and SNSW members, but we really prefer pre-registration so that we can manage numbers for the venue.
The first call for abstracts for the 2020 Hydraulics in Water Engineering is now live. Please check out all the details on the conference website and, to be nice to the organisers, submit an abstract early.
The next panel presentation, which is incredibly relevant to the current drought, is scheduled for:
26th November 2019 BoM Elizabeth Street Office Register/Network from 5:30pm Formal Start: 6:00pm
We already have a lot of interest for this so please ensure that you pre-register to ensure your place.
Droughts cause significant problems in Australia. However, we still do not know the true chance of a drought occurring or how reliable existing infrastructure is for dealing with current and future drought impacts. This talk (i) summarises recent research that demonstrates how drought risk changes due to multidecadal climate variability and (ii) discusses the implications of this for water management, policy and infrastructure.
It has taken a while for our backend systems to catch up but all three presenters have submitted their slides in PDF format and the video from the BoM conference facility is live on YouTube, check it out via the embed below or watch it natively on YouTube.
The next Panel presentation will be deliver by three highly skilled operators and managers that have extensive experience in the deployment and analysis of drones in Water Engineering. We are being hosted by the Bureau of Metereology at their Elizabeth Street facility on 27th August 2019. Free for members ($30 for non-EA or BoM) but please pre-register and check out the PDF flyer for all the details.