Dr Sharmil Markar

Key projects

Case studies

Katherine Flood and Flood Mitigation Studies

The key challenge for this project was to identify cost-effective flood risk management measures

The flood modelling showed that it is possible to significantly reduce flooding of properties in Katherine during smaller more frequent floods

Kalkarindji and Daguragu Floodplain Mapping Study

Kalkarindji is a growing major remote township

The NT Government wanted to identify flood-free land within the Kalkarindji township and environs

Borroloola Floodplain Mapping Study

Borroloola has a long history of flooding from the McArthur River

The study results assisted the NT Government to develop safer and more resilient communities

Adelaide River Town Flood Study

A comprehensive flood study and impact assessment of the Mackenzie River

The flood model results were used to identify the existing flood risk and flood hazards throughout the Adelaide River town

McArthur River Mine

McArthur River Mine

Site water balance and flood risk assessment to support EIS for mine expansion

Ongoing advice on operations and management of risks

Port Pacific Estate

Port Pacific Estate

Review of flooding and drainage data

Expert opinion on matters relating to flood investigations, development, and flood mitigation

Aerial view of Brisbane River and inner western suburbs in flood in January 2011

Queensland Flood Commission of Inquiry

The QFCoI was set up in the wake of the 2010/2011 floods

WRM provided expert advice to the Commission

Ipswich Motorway Upgrade

Expert opinion and detailed modelling following damage to abutments

Modelling allowed accurate assessment of hydraulic designs and flood impacts

Murrumbidgee River

Murrumbidgee River

Identification of water saving strategies

Part of the Murrumbidgee River Efficiency Project

Flooding in Ipswich, Queensland in 2011

Regional and Site Specific Assessment of Flood Behaviour

Assessment of the cause of inundation for residential, commercial, industrial and mining property and infrastructure

WRM has provided advice on virtually every flood in Australia in the last 10 years

Other projects

Traveston (Mary River) Dam Flood Study Review

Gympie, Queensland

Independent expert peer review of the hydrologic (URBS/RORB) and hydraulic (MIKE 11) modelling of the Mary River undertaken for the proposed Traveston (Mary River) Dam.

Sunwater/Queensland Water Initiative

JV Property Syndicates Pty Ltd v Connor O’Meara

Supreme Court, Queensland

Review of technical studies and preparation of expert evidence on alternative options for stormwater drainage design for a residential development site in Rockhampton.

Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers