Brisbane Office Update

Brisbane Office Update

Since our last newsletter the Brisbane office has grown significantly. We’ve welcomed 3 new staff members to the team, these being Dr Richard Walton, Sachi Canning and, most recently, Dan Rodger.

Richard brings over 18 years experience in project management, catchment hydrology, flooding, mine site water management, water quality and soil science in the research, academic and consulting fields. Sachi worked on a combined project with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council through the Griffith Industrial Affiliates Program and joined us full time when the project was completed. Dan brings with him 5 years experience in coastal management and Water Sensitive Urban Design in both New South Wales and Queensland.

The diversity of work in Queensland and Northern NSW is exciting and challenging. We’re currently finalising the Gwydir wetlands modelling project for the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, Rivers Restoration Program. This modelling will provide the best available science to inform water managers in the use of environmental water for stressed wetlands. This is a large scale eco-hydraulics project and we look forward to bringing you updates in future editions of this newsletter.

Several planning scheme reviews, associated with the Queensland local government amalgamations, have recently been, or are currently being undertaken. Water Technology has previously provided specialist advice as to the formulation of the natural hazard (flood) constraint mapping for Toowoomba Regional Council and is about to undertake a study for the major population centres of the Western Downs Regional Council.

About The Author

Warwick Bishop
Warwick is a Director of Water Technology and has over 20 years of experience in surface water management. He has led a wide variety of projects covering areas such as flood risk management, water quality, sediment transport, coastal hazard, WSUD and environmental flows. Warwick has an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Engineering Science Degree from Monash University, investigating the detailed hydraulics of stormwater treatment wetlands. Warwick has experience throughout Australia in both rural and urban contexts. Since 2011 he has provided specialist input to the Flood Intelligence Unit of SES during both catchment and coastal flood emergencies. He is actively involved in Engineers Australia and is the current chair of the Victorian Water Engineering Branch Committee. Warwick has also contributed to the revision of Australian Rainfall and Runoff, with a particular focus on the application of flood models in urban areas.

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