Bridgewater Flood Study

Bridgewater Flood Study

Water Technology recently held an inception meeting for the Bridgewater Flood Study with North Central CMA, Loddon Shire Council, other agency representatives and members of the Bridgewater community. Bridgewater was hard hit during the January 2011 floods, with many residential, commercial and rural properties impacted. In the first couple of weeks after award of the project Water Technology has already identified some key floodplain issues that has resulted in a better understanding of flooding in this complex anabranching floodplain. Water Technology will be working closely with the project Steering Committee and Bridgewater community over the coming months to better understand and communicate the flood risk and develop feasible mitigation options to reduce the risk.

About The Author

Ben Tate
Ben joined Water Technology in 2006, and with 4 years prior experience in the industry in Victoria and overseas, has vast experience in floodplain management. Ben enjoys leading our Catchments and Floodplains group, transferring knowledge to our growing team. Ben has built a high performance team which leads the industry in technical capability, approachability and capacity to deliver quality projects on time and budget. Ben specialises in rural and urban floodplain management, flood hydrology, complex hydrodynamic modelling, environmental eco-­‐hydraulics and community consultation. Ben has made strong contributions to the industry at a technical project level, provision of training to government and private clients, strategic advice and emergency response.
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