We work with all levels of government, providing assistance in the development of policy and planning tools, as well as technical advice on land use planning, flood management and public infrastructure projects.
We have worked with government departments in most Australian States and Territories to provide advice on floodplain management, water infrastructure design and basin-scale water allocation. Our work with local government has included flood and catchment management studies to support development planning and assess flood mitigation options. We have particular expertise in the quantification of flood damage costs to assist in defining the costs and benefits of flood mitigation options.
Tennant Creek Stormwater Investigation
Drainage characteristics in Tennant Creek are complex, particularly during large flow events
The key challenge was to develop an understanding of the drainage behaviour and limitations of the Tennant Creek network
Kilgariff Flood and Stormwater Management Plan
The site is affected by regional flooding from the Todd River
The key challenge was to define a drainage strategy that was sympathetic to the local environment
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
Mackay Ring Road
A major infrastructure planning study for the Mackay Ring Road
The completed report considered all potential impacts including flooding and community concerns
Estimation of design flood discharges and flood levels along the Pioneer River
A comprehensive set of flood depth and hazard maps was developed for a range of design events
A comprehensive flood and stormwater management strategy for the Fitzgibbon Urban Development Area
The strategy maximised developable area while ensuring no adverse impact downstream
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
Trunk drainage assessment to support development opportunities
Developed an integrated suite of water quality and drainage infrastructure for the Bakers One catchment to facilitate future development
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
Identification of water saving strategies
Part of the Murrumbidgee River Efficiency Project
Methodology to define the volume and timing of stormwater flows available for harvesting
Based on a novel approach to configuring the MUSIC hydrologic model
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
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
Alice Springs Farms Area Flood Mapping Study
Two dimensional flood modelling of the Todd River downstream of Alice Springs to determine design flood levels including the impact of sediment transport.
Flood mapping for land use planning and emergency management.
Department of Planning and Infrastructure
Pacific Paradise Urban Development
Expert representation for Maroochy Shire Council.
Mediation with a developer regarding stormwater quality and flooding impacts of a proposed urban development. Related to an appeal in the Land and Environment Court.
Maroochy Shire Council
Tallow Creek Flood Study
Two-dimensional flood modelling of Tallow Creek and its floodplain to assess the impact of various developments on flooding.
Byron Shire Council and various developers