Due to their extensive experience and industry reputation for high-quality work, WRM’s principals are often requested to undertake peer reviews and appear as expert witnesses.
Peer reviews undertaken by WRM have considered a wide range of issues of critical importance to our clients, including major infrastructure projects. Our peer review services add significant value to our clients’ projects through increased confidence in study results and, in some cases, identifying critical flaws in methodology or results.
Our expert advice has been sought on legal claims totalling hundreds of millions of dollars. We have prepared expert evidence, including joint expert reports, and appeared as expert witnesses in court proceedings in various jurisdictions including the Land Court, Supreme Court and the Planning and Environment Court in several states and territories. We also provided expert evidence to the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.
Wandoan Coal Project
Expert evidence regarding surface water management
Expert witness in the Queensland Land Court
Wivenhoe Dam Spillway Upgrade Alliance
Hydrologic and hydraulic modelling
Design of spillway upgrade to reduce flood risk to communities below Wivenhoe Dam
Port Pacific Estate
Review of flooding and drainage data
Expert opinion on matters relating to flood investigations, development, and flood mitigation
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
Identification of water saving strategies
Part of the Murrumbidgee River Efficiency Project
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
Wandoan Coal Project EIS Surface Water Studies
Independent expert peer review of the hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, creek diversion and surface water management studies undertaken to determine the flood and surface water impacts of the proposed Wandoan Coal Project.
Traveston (Mary River) Dam Flood Study Review
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
ROL & IROL Audits
Audit of water supply scheme operation, data collection and reporting against ROL and IROL licence requirements.
Audits have been undertaken for the following water supply schemes:
- Mareeba Dimbulah
- Wide Bay
- Ross River
- Paluma Crystal
Qld Water Supply Schemes
Cooroy Residential Development
Appearance as an Expert Witness in the Land and Environment Court.
Regarding the impact on catchment drinking water quality of a proposed 75 lot residential and motel development in Cooroy, located in a drinking water catchment.
Noosa Shire Council