Expert witness

WRM’s Principals are respected industry experts. They are well regarded as expert witnesses due to their extensive experience and attention to detail in analysis and reporting.

Dr Sharmil Markar

Dr Sharmil Markar

BSc(Eng) (Hons) PhD FIEAust CPEng RPEQ

35 years experience

Areas of specialist expertise:

  • Flood and floodplain management
  • Stormwater management
  • Hydrologic investigations
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modelling
  • Water resources management

Expert witness experience:

  • Joint Expert Report
    • Supreme Court Qld
  • Statement of Evidence/Expert witness
    • Supreme Court Qld
    • Supreme Court NSW
    • Supreme Court NT
    • District Court Qld
    • District Court NSW
    • Federal Court
    • Planning and Environment Court Qld
  • Expert advice to Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry

07 3225 0200


Greg Roads

Greg Roads

BE(Civil)(Hons) MIEAust RPEQ

26 years experience

Areas of specialist expertise:

  • River engineering and fluvial geomorphology
  • Minesite water management
  • Urban and rural flood impact assessment
  • Water quality management
  • Water allocation and resource planning

Expert witness experience:

  • Statement of Evidence/Expert witness
    • Land Court Qld
    • Planning & Environment Court Qld
    • Supreme Court NT
    • Land & Environment Court NSW
    • Supreme Court Vic
  • Expert advice to Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry

07 3225 0200


Dr David Newton

Dr David Newton

BE (Hons) MEngSt PhD CPEng RPEQ

26 years experience

Areas of specialist expertise:

  • Flood hydrology and modelling
  • Urban stormwater management and water quality
  • Identification of inundation mechanisms for insurance assessment
  • Mining environmental impact assessment

Expert witness experience:

  • Statement of Evidence/Expert witness
    • Planning & Environment Court Qld
  • Joint Expert Report
    • Planning & Environment Court Qld
    • Supreme Court Qld
  • Mediation
    • Supreme Court Qld
  • Expert submission to Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry

07 3225 0200


Michael Batchelor

Michael Batchelor

BE (Hons) MEngSt MIEAust RPEQ

23 years experience

Areas of specialist expertise:

  • Mine site water management
  • Flood hydrology and modelling
  • Flood impact assessment
  • Design of flood mitigation works and hydraulic structures

Expert witness experience:

  • Statement of Evidence/Expert witness
    • Land Court Qld
  • Joint Expert Report
    • Land Court Qld

07 3225 0200