With more than 40 years of experience in coastal engineering, flood hydraulics and water quality investigations, Andrew McCowan is one of Australia’s most knowledgeable experts in the field. Andrew is an internationally recognised expert in numerical modelling and the application of numerical models to water, coastal and environmental investigations.
As Founder and Board Chair of Water Technology, Andrew consults with government and businesses specialising in technical issues relating to environmental protection and sustainability. Andrew obtained his post-graduate qualifications from Delft in the Netherlands, where he studied computational hydraulics, and from Monash University where he completed a PhD.
Steve is the Managing Director for Water Technology and has over 25 years’ experience as a specialist in the water resources and coastal engineering fields specialising in flood/inundation risk and risk management. He has an Honours Degree in Engineering and a Master of Engineering Science from the University of Queensland.
Steve’s work in waterway, floodplain and floodplain risk management; and infrastructure investigations have frequently utilised advanced hydrodynamic modelling systems on projects throughout Australia and Internationally. Of note, between 2002 and 2005 Steve was the principal hydraulic modeller on the Yangtze River Flood Warning and Control Project, a major 5 year co-operative project between the Governments of Australia and China.
As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to Disaster response through the Australian Civilian Corps, Steve recently a deployment to Samoa to assist in recovery and reconstruction (with an emphasis on flood and floodplain risk management to crucial infrastructure) following Tropical Cyclone Evan and has an ongoing association with the Water Resources sector in Samoa.
Steve has significant experience with the incorporation of flood risk information in Planning Schemes and the future challenges posed by incorporating climate change considerations within a planning framework, as well as providing hydraulic design input for development & infrastructure proposals.
Steve provides expert review services and has appeared as an expert witness in the Queensland Planning & Environment Court and Land Court as well as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Steven is a Water Technology Director and the founding Principal of Molino Stewart (a subsidiary of Water Technology, since 2022). He has demonstrated a high level of skill in handling the environmental approvals of a number of large contentious projects.
He is adept at assisting clients formulate options for achieving objectives and using a technique known as multi-criteria analysis to evaluate the options. Steven has used this successfully to help groups with diverse views reach consensus. Steven has particular expertise in floodplain management, natural hazard response planning, environmental auditing and hazardous waste management. His strong interpersonal skills and broad technical expertise have been used to good effect in workshop facilitation, community consultation programs and training.
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Tony is Director and the Regional General Manager for Queensland for Water Technology. He has considerable Australian and International water engineering expertise in the areas of numerical flood and water quality modelling, field data collection and assessment, water sensitive urban design, water quality management, catchment management and sewerage and water supply planning. His expertise has been gained through working with the Queensland Department of Local Government/Water Quality Council for a number of years, advanced University studies, a one year work period at HR Wallingford in the UK and twenty seven years’ experience with BMT WBM (working extensively across Australia, the Pacific, South East Asia, the Middle East and the UK). Tony has a First Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Engineering Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership. Tony is also a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ).
Johanna is a Director of Water Technology and Group Manager of the Victorian Floodplains and Catchments team. Johanna has an Honours Degree in Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Deakin University. She has over 20 years’ experience in the floodplain and waterway management Industry, with specialist experience working with and for Victorian Councils and Catchment Management Authorities on waterway and floodplain investigations.
Working from our Geelong office, Johanna provides extensive leadership and support to local and regional clients throughout Geelong and Southwest Victoria, focusing on enhancing their knowledge and understanding of water management. Johanna possesses exceptional communication skills and brings a wealth of experience in community and stakeholder engagement. Her commitment lies in achieving cooperative, innovative, and high-quality outcomes for her valued clients.
Warwick is a Director of Water Technology and has over 25 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 a past 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.
Karen is a Non Executive Director of Water Technology. With more than 14 years of experience as a company director and chair of committees and boards, Karen brings industry insights and a fresh perspective to the Board of Water Technology. Karen is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a degree in Chemical Engineering. Karen’s experience includes 25 years in industrial operations working in the areas of sustainability, environment and risk. Karen’s work has taken her across all states of Australia and New Zealand, with some projects also being undertaken in South East Asia and the Netherlands.
Karen currently chairs the South West NRM Board which is a not for profit organisation improving environmental outcomes in Western Australia. She is also an independent director of Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation, a Native Title body based in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Aaron is a principal engineer and assistant group manager of the integrated Stormwater Management Team at Water Technology. Aaron joined Water Technology in 2009 after graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. At Water Technology, Aaron has been involved in a wide range of projects, specialising in hydrologic, hydraulic and stormwater management investigations. Aaron is also heavily involved in the concept and functional design of flood mitigation and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) features.
Aaron has a significant amount of experience in flood modelling and mapping of both urban and rural floodplains. Recent key flood modelling projects that Aaron has completed include catchment wide flood mapping studies for Knox City Council, and flood modelling of large scale proposed development sites/precincts in Rowville and Wantirna South.
Adam integrates his career experience in coastal management, environmental consultancy and stormwater design to deliver wholistic solutions for our clients. He is passionate about designing creative solutions for complex environmental challenges.
Alex is an experienced engineer and project manager. His background is in hydraulic and hydrological modelling, with extensive experience in TUFLOW, RORB and various GIS programs. Alex was previously an Engineer and Project Manager at Melbourne Water, where he oversaw various council flood mapping projects and managed flood components of major infrastructure projects. Alex has also worked in Melbourne’s development industry in functional asset design (wetlands and waterways) and stormwater management strategy assessments. Alex also led various updates to Melbourne Water’s Flood Mapping Project Specifications throughout his time at Melbourne Water.
Alex is an engineer with a passion for environmental and hydrological modelling. He is currently investigating the effects of climate change on water security in South-East Queensland through the construction of an AWBM of Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam that will incorporate the daily outputs from dynamically down-scaled global climate models.
Alister has extensive experience in the water engineering industry throughout Australia and has worked extensively within the water resources, flooding and drainage sectors for Government and private sector clients across Australia. Alister has held technical and management positions in both large and small consultancies in the water resources and flooding sectors and has been actively involved in all levels of engineering consultancy. He has worked extensively throughout Queensland, as well as throughout other regions across Australia including Victoria, NSW and the Northern Territory. Alister has served as a water resources advisor in China for an international AusAID project and has also provided water resources consultancy services in Brunei.
Alister has demonstrated experience in the water resources sector including flood and drainage studies, hydraulic and hydrologic investigations, stormwater quantity and quality management, infrastructure charges schedules, development assessment, project management and GIS. Alister has also worked on numerous hydrologic and hydraulic assessments for development proposals, flood mitigation designs and hydraulic structure designs for both private and Local and State government clients. Alister is well versed in general civil engineering design including contract management/administration relating to water resource projects including dams, flood mitigation works, stormwater drainage, waterway rehabilitation, mining works, levee systems as well as road and linear infrastructure.
Alister actively provides expert review services and has given expert evidence in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court on several occasions.
Alison is a Senior Engineer with a depth of experience across the flooding, stormwater and environmental engineering sectors. Working in the consulting industry since 2006, she has developed competencies in the water resources field including flood and drainage studies, hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater quantity and quality management, water sensitive urban design, water balance modelling, environmental monitoring and spatial analysis.
Alison has expertise in numerical modelling of hydrologic hydraulic and water quality processes, with proficiency in the use of TUFLOW, WBNM, XP-RAFTS and MUSIC software packages. She utilises skills in GIS mapping and technical drawing to visually present modelling outcomes and supports this with the preparation of detailed and concise technical reports.
Alison is a Chartered environmental engineer and qualified scientist, who has been working in water resource management across both private and government sectors since 2011. Alison has a passion for the nature and enjoys using her technical skills to achieve positive outcomes for the environment. Her role as a water engineer is complemented by her background in ecology and science, which enables her to make key connections in multi-disciplinary projects and communicate technically across both fields.
Amy is a highly motivated, experienced and forward-thinking Finance Manager, supporting the executive management team by offering insights, data analysis and financial advice.
Andrew is a qualified Engineer, passionate about designing engineering solutions that help to improve the world we live in. Andrew has also always been passionate about one of the most essential resources, water! This passion led Andrew to pursue a career that combined the two.
Having studied a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (with First Class Honours) at RMIT University, Andrew consolidated his keen interest with expertise and experience in water management. Working on urban stormwater drainage design, water sensitive urban design (WSUD) and stormwater harvesting/reuse projects for clients, creating outstanding community and environmental outcomes realises his passion.
Andrew strives to contribute to the improvement of water management and reuse, particularly within urban environments.
Andrew has extensive professional experience in the water resources industry and has worked predominantly on projects ranging from small-scale hydraulic models to large catchment analyses for future developments. He has worked extensively with local government agencies, mining resource companies and private developers across Australia on projects of all sizes. Andrew’s core technical skills lie in numerical modelling of hydrologic, hydraulic and water quality processes. He also has strong project management skills and excels in developing stakeholder relationships and undertaking community consultation sessions.
Aram is a principal engineer within the Catchments and Floodplains team and joined Water Technology in June 2022. Aram is an Environmental Engineer with considerable experience managing and working on projects in the water industry, including hydrology and hydraulic modelling, surface water management, drainage design, stormwater harvesting, and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD).
Aram has held multiple roles working in both the public sector and consulting, covering areas such as natural resource management, infrastructure projects, WSUD and flood modelling. This has enabled Aram to gain knowledge in a wide range of areas such as erosion control works, drainage infrastructure design, stormwater harvesting schemes, and flood modelling.
Astrid is an established, skilled and passionate Principal Coastal Engineer with extensive postgrad experience, across corporate and government sectors with a passion for coastal and environmental projects.
She has previous experience managing projects of varying complexity and size, of local importance up to international multi-million-dollar joint-ventures, excelling at solving complex issues through innovative approaches and thinking.
She has a wealth of national and international experience across a variety of waterway, coastal and maritime-related projects, including; sustainability, environmental impact assessment, climate change, coastal and estuarine processes investigations (including hydraulics & sediment transport), coastal hazard assessments (including coastal risk and adaptation), beach nourishment, seawall design, scour design, vegetation projects, waterway design, structural condition assessments, rock structure design, ship impact, tidal energy, metocean analysis, environmental loading, port master planning, fender design, berthing processes and cyclone shelter design.
At Water Technology, Ben is part of the Coasts and Environment team in the Brisbane office, with a specialisation in estuarine and coastal process modelling. Ben has worked on a wide range of coastal projects with a focus on the development of models for the purpose of complex water quality assessments in estuarine environments, simulating coastal processes, and additionally, developing coastal structure concept and detailed designs. He has previous experience working on-site as a Project Engineer for large scale civil projects, enabling the integration of real-world problem solving into both his modelling processes and coastal structure design solutions.
Joining Water Technology 2006, Ben has extensive floodplain and waterway management experience. Based in our regional Victorian Wimmera Office, Ben completes the majority of his work in regional areas for both government and private clients. Ben has lead and completed numerous hydrologic and hydraulic studies and erosion control projects across the state. During 2010, Ben worked with GWMWater in their Project Delivery Team, tendering, project managing and supervising large works projects. He also worked with Glenelg Hopkins CMA during 2013, assisting in the delivery their $2.5m flood recovery funding post the 2010/2011 flood events.
Ben is Water Technology’s Regional General Manager of Victoria.
Ben has many years of experience in flood modelling, hydrology, floodplain risk management and environmental water. Ben is well regarded in the floodplain management industry with strong contributions at a project level as well as emergency response, industry advice and training. Ben has excellent project management skills and a thorough understanding of floodplain management in Australia. Ben has taken the lead role in a large number of floodplain investigations in Victoria, in some of our most flood-prone communities.
Ben is from a rural background which helps him to understand and communicate with rural communities effectively.
Ben is well connected across the industry and uses these connections to help draw together people from various organisations to help achieve positive outcomes for our clients, the community and the environment.
Bertrand Salmi is an experienced stormwater professional, who has worked for over ten years as a consultant and in local government. Bertrand joined Water Technology in 2016, having previously worked for the City of Greater Dandenong. At the Council, Bertrand provided technical support to the Executive Management team and coordinated a number of flooding, stormwater harvesting and environmental projects.
Bertrand relies on both his ecological and engineering background to progress hydraulic and environmental studies, often leading multi-disciplinary projects. As a result of his diverse experience, Bertrand is involved in a wide variety of projects and often supports our clients and directors at VCAT Hearings (or equivalent). Bertrand also has relevant experience in many facets of hydraulic and water quality modelling and a keen interested in eco-hydrology.
Bjorn is a postgraduate qualified Engineer within the integrated stormwater management team at Water Technology. Bjorn has led hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and mapping for flood studies, flood risk management and stormwater management studies. During his undergraduate studies in Germany, as a student engineer Bjorn supported the planning and supervision of a range of projects focused on rehabilitation works of wastewater infrastructure.
Brian is a professional civil engineer, water resources manager, modeller and hydrologist with experience in implementing integrated water resources management. He has been at the forefront of implementing the new, and internationally respected water act of South Africa since its promulgation in 1998. This entails the protection, use, development, conservation, management and control of water resources.
Brian moved to Australia in January 2017 and is responsible for the HydroNET platform across Australia. He led the project to develop the HydroNET Water Control Room and Flood Portal for the Goulburn Broken CMA and Goulburn-Murray Water, as well as the HydroNET RainWatch applications for South East Water, Salisbury City and Queensland Urban Utilities. Further to this, Brian has also led several other HydroNET projects across Australia and was instrumental in the adoption of HydroNET within South Africa.
Brian is the CEO of WT Hydro, a wholly owned Water Technology company set up to support HydroNET subscriptions and has had experience as the CEO of the first ever Catchment Management Agency to be established in South Africa. He oversaw the development of the first ever Catchment Management Strategy in South Africa and also implemented an innovative adaptive real-time operational water resources management framework for river operating rules based on adaptive management principles and the integration of data, computer modelling, governance/Institutions and stakeholder centred consensus driven decision making (i.e. the integration of both technical and social sciences).
Cameron is an experienced Senior Engineer with a broad and thorough understanding of complex water challenges. He has led projects through sound technical knowledge, methodical thinking, critical and systematic problem solving and innovation. His depth of qualifications and experience in engineering, commerce and landscape architecture provides a unique and valuable interdisciplinary approach to solution finding.
With experience facilitating the delivery of a wide range of projects through their planning, design, and construction phases, Cameron has a keen interest in the development of Integrated Stormwater Strategies for planning scheme amendments. Additional recent projects include the development of Storm Water Management strategies, functional and detailed design of wetlands and stormwater infrastructure for urban development.
Cameron’s projects have been underpinned by experience in hydrological, hydraulic and water quality modelling using programs like RORB, MUSIC and 12D design.
Carl has developed a varied skill set across the breadth of the water engineering spectrum. He has extensive professional expertise in mine site water management on projects across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. He also has experience with flood studies, stormwater management, and water-sensitive urban design and has provided expert advice on the inundation of properties for insurance company assessments in most Australian states.
Carl has gained in depth experience in water resource assessments and built on his core technical skills in numerical modelling of hydrologic, hydraulic and water quality processes whilst working as a Hydrologist for the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
Caroline has worked on a wide range of ecological projects with a focus on terrestrial environment management and conservation. With a background in bush regeneration, Caroline is highly skilled in native plant and weed identification, as well as best-practice weed management methodologies. Her areas of expertise are in environment management, ecology, conservation and spatial analysis. At Water Technology Caroline is part of the Environment team in the Sydney office, with a specialisation in vegetation managemnet plans, ecological assessments and GIS based spatial analysis. Her work includes undertaking environmental impact assessments for a variety of development projects and carrying out ecological field investigations, fauna and flora reports, conducting project research and preparing maps and spatial analysis using GIS.
Caroline has worked across a number of industries specialising in Client Relationship and Account Management. She has over 18 years experience in project coordination including conceptualising and implementing product and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Caroline has a proven track record of driving results, identifying risks and developing plans to maximise chances of success. In 2022, Caroline commenced her career at Water Technology in the Queensland, New South Wales and Victorian Flood Projects collaborating with key stakeholders, facilitating discussions, coordination of claim management and working to KPIs/Targets. Caroline is located in Melbourne, Victoria.
Celine completed a Master of Engineering in Water and Environment in France before moving in Australia in 2006. As Group Manager of Integrated Stormwater Management and Principal Engineer, she has extensive experience in hydraulic modelling of water networks and floods, Water Sensitive Urban Design and Integrated Water Cycle Management.
Chris Beadle is NSW Regional Manager and Principal Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in coastal and engineering and coastal management. He has significant experience in coastal & estuarine modelling, coastal & maritime infrastructure design, and the development of coastal management plans across a range of physical environments around Australia and internationally.
Chris’ particular passion lies in coastal zone management, and he has managed and delivered numerous coastal zone management studies and plans across NSW. His experience in this area is broad and includes open coast settings and estuarine environments. His success in delivering these projects is underpinned by a high level of expertise in coastal and estuarine processes, with a strong understanding of coastal geomorphology and hydrodynamics. However, he also has a strong appreciation of the social, cultural and economic values of the coastal zone, and believes this knowledge is key to sustainable coastal zone management and climate change adaptation.
Chris combines his technical skills with significant experience in community and stakeholder engagement. With IAP2 accreditation as an engagement practitioner, he has successfully delivered a range of engagement programs for coastal management projects. His engagement prowess is evident in his project outcomes, and he has experience engaging with a vast range of community groups, public authorities and indigenous stakeholders.
Chris also has skills in coastal infrastructure design and has worked on numerous open coasts, estuarine and port infrastructure design projects. This includes comprising seawalls, breakwaters, groynes, and wave attenuators.
Chris is an expert in GIS, spatial data management, spatial analysis, web mapping, land surveying, cartography and GNSS. He has extensive knowledge of the ESRI ArcGIS suite of products and a detailed understanding of geographic data. Chris completed a degree in Geomatics from RMIT University and worked as a surveyor and GIS consultant before joining Water Technology in 2014 as a Senior Spatial Analyst.
Chris is the spatial lead at Water Technology, overseeing the spatial direction of the company, providing high-end GIS analysis and data processing, and ensuring that all groups across the company are making use of the latest spatial techniques, innovations and capabilities, such as web and mobile GIS.
Claire is an environmental scientist with significant experience in water catchment management and water quality monitoring. After working as a consultant in the contaminated land industry, she found her passion in managing water catchments through collaborative problem solving.
Claire finds values-based solutions that integrate many disciplines and types of knowledge. She has a background in analytical and environmental chemistry, alongside expertise in hydrology, hydrogeology, and ecology. Her previous role as a catchment manager with a water authority has given her experience in strategic planning and stakeholder relations, within the context of meeting statutory obligations and organisational goals.
Clayton holds a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Edinburgh. For his honours-level thesis, Clayton studied ecosystem resilience to large-scale disturbance events. His project focused on using remote sensing technology to determine the impacts of Cyclone Idai and earlier cyclone events on the miombo woodland of Mozambique.
Clayton has undertaken numerous ecological assessments within the Sydney region and has conducted detailed vegetation surveys for the purpose of producing REFs, Vegetation Management Plans and Ecological Assessments for several residential subdivisions, and infrastructure developments in the greater Sydney region. Clayton has also assisted with several independent environmental audits for a variety of developments.
Clayton has previously worked for the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment as a Conservation Assessment Officer. In this position, his duties included: taking lead on the development of a multi-national Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds; developing Listing Assessments, Conservation Advice, and Recovery Plans for bushfire-affected species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act); and, carrying out public and expert consultation on draft Conservation Advice and Listing Assessments. He was also involved in the post-fire recovery working group for the Gang-Gang Cockatoo, and the conservation action steering committee for migratory shorebirds.
Courtney is a coastal scientist with experience across a range of marine and coastal engineering fields, including coastal processes investigations, wave and sediment transport modelling and downstream flood modelling. Coming from a background in wave modelling and analysis, she has a significant interest and expertise in oceanography and coastal processes. She highly enjoys fieldwork, where she has worked in a range of environments including coral reefs, estuaries and the open coast using a range of instruments and survey techniques. Courtney has also worked on a number of coastal management programs across Australia, and enjoys working with stakeholders and community members to ensure the coastline is both protected and enjoyed for years to come.
Daniel holds degrees in both Environmental Science and Engineering and is passionate about solving problems in waterways and coastal environments. Bringing experience as a research scientist in the field of coastal biogeochemistry, Daniel has recently begun his career as a coastal and waterway engineer.
Since starting with Water Technology in 2019 Daniel has worked on a broad range of projects gained an ability to perform technical analyses of geomorphic processes related to water and an awareness of the engineering techniques available to control them. Daniel is proficient using a wide range of tools to analyse data and effectively communicate results to clients. This includes CAD, 12d, GIS, TUFLOW and other modelling software.
Dennis is a motivated Engineer with a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Adelaide.
With a career focus on water engineering, Dennis is proficient in the concepts of wastewater management, hydrology, hydraulics, and transient analysis. At Water Technology, Dennis has developed his capabilities in projects involving open channel flow, environmental modelling and hydrology.
Donnie is a qualified and driven professional Senior Engineer focusing on delivering high-quality innovative flood management solutions for clients across Australia and the Pacific. Donnie has considerable experience and expertise in flood engineering specialising in hydrology, hydraulics, floodplain risk management and dam failure impact assessments. In addition to Donnie’s extensive consulting and government experience, he has a year of research experience looking into the application of flash flood forecasting systems in the Pacific Islands.
Donnie brings a pragmatic approach to modelling and incorporates his in-depth knowledge of the software with his hydraulic and hydrologic expertise. He has developed advanced proficiency in the use of URBS, XP-RAFTS, WBNM, TUFLOW, HEC-RAS, HY-8. Furthermore, he is on the cutting edge of applying his Python programming skills to increase efficiencies in workflows and improve innovation in the hydrologic industry.
Daryl is an environmental scientist who works with companies, academics and policy makers to address environmental concerns. Daryl specialises in palaeofloods reconstruction and its applications. Daryl believes that there is a need to apply palaeoflood hydrology to engineering activities and integration of palaeohydrology to support decisions policy making. Daryl has worked across various environmental research projects including urban hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and flood management.
Daryl holds a Doctorate degree in Environmental Science from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Elise is a Principal Coastal Engineer at Water Technology specialising in coastal design projects and conditions and impact assessment of projects within the coastal and estuarine environment.
Elise has project experience internationally and across all of Australia, with significant projects in the Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the Gulf states, Caribbean and South East Asia. Elise’s coastal engineering experience encompasses the application of numerical models for simulating hydraulics, waves, sediment transport and water quality of coastal areas, estuaries; detailed design of coastal and marine structures; the design and impact of large scale aquaculture projects; the assessment of local and regional coastal and ocean processes; the review of the impacts of development and environmental pressures on the coast and the implications and risks associated with climate changes.
Emma is the Business Support Manager for the South Australian Region, responsible for a range of administrative functions, as well as the design, development, and implementation of strategic projects.
Emma has significant experience in facilitating the efficiency of our business operations; and providing guidance to clients and staff to enhance performance in a manner which reflects the company’s vision and culture.
Erin is a numerical modeller and data analyst who enjoys applying her technical background to water related problems in a range of contexts. She graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Mathematics (Data Analytics and Operations Research) in 2022 after completing a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics, Chemistry) in 2019. Prior to joining Water Technology in 2023, Erin worked as a coastal numerical modeller and data analyst supporting delivery of coastal process studies and coastal management plans for clients across QLD.
Emmanuel is geospatial professional whose passion for GIS and mapping contributed to the successful implementation and growth of GIS to different organizations. Eighteen years of experience in the geospatial industry as a GIS / Remote Sensing Analyst and team lead, implementing and supporting projects across different industries and sectors.
An experienced project lead, analyst, cartographer, and trainer with in-depth technical skills in using various GIS and Remote Sensing software packages. Emmanuel has a strong technical knowledge and detailed understanding of geospatial techniques and processes such as field data collection, data conversion, spatial database production, analysis, quality control, mapping, cartography, and image processing.
As a Spatial Analyst in Water Technology, he applies his technical skills in analysing and manipulating geospatial data and provides mapping and GIS support to various projects within the organization.
Danielle worked as a Contracts Advisor for many years on the large resources projects in Western Australia at companies including Chevron Australia, Transfield Worley and Calibre Australia . She worked on many of the large resouces projects in WA including the Gorgon, Wheatstone, Pluto and Rio Tinto’s Rail Renewal projects working the full contract lifecycle from pre to post award contracts management.
At WaterTechnology Danielle maintains the role of Contracts Coordinator assisting in the review, negotiations, execution and variation of contracts across all business localities. Additionally, she has previously worked on the 2022 Brisbane Floods project in administration. Danielle is located in Perth, Western Australia.
As Project Engineer, Elin combines her qualifications in physics, chemical, and mechanical engineering with over 7 years of industry experience. Her specialised experience is in numerical simulation, computational fluid dynamics, and mechanical engineering. Elin brings a varity of perspectives with previous projects including computational fluid dynamics in the pharmaceutical field, developing new renewable energy solutions as a Fluid Dynamics Engineer, and now water engineering projects at Water Technology.
Since then Elin has held multiple CFD roles working as a consultant and within product development applying her fluid dynamics knowledge in a wide range of areas. Some examples of previous modelling work include internal pipe flow, water tank mixing and particle deposition. Elin also has experience with basic scripting and programming, report and proposal writing and communication and collaboration in cross-functional teams.
At Water Technology Elin is bringing her previous experience and interest in fluid dynamics together with curiosity and eagerness to learn to contribute to innovative water solutions. Elin is currently developing her skills in hydraulic and hydrological modelling using TUFLOW, MikeFlood and URBS as well as GIS packages.
Felicity Hewett is an Environmental Engineer with extensive experience in the identification and development of options for improved water resource management, design of stormwater management, watercourse and riparian health and stream rehabilitation works, water balance modelling for stormwater harvesting and reuse projects, environmental site history assessments and groundwater monitoring for water quality purposes.
Felicity has significant experience in modelling and managing water quality issues relating to urban stormwater, receiving water environments and the design of biofiltration systems.
Filippo is an environmental scientist with extensive experience in disaster risk reduction, spatial analysis, remote sensing, and coastal zone management. He has a BSc and MSc, and holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (specialising in natural hazards) obtained at the University of Bologna (Italy).
He is an invited co-author of two UNESCO/IOC Manuals for inundation risk management in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and of the 2014 United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. He has published ten scientific papers (nine as primary author) in international high-impact journals, including the prestigious open-access journal of Nature.
Gildas is an international expert in coastal engineering. He has over 20 year experience in the delivery of investigation, design, documentation, planning, environmental study, and project management of coastal, ocean and maritime projects. He has delivered many high-profile projects such as major beach nourishment works, resilient coastal works, port and offshore works, waterfront redevelopment as well as underwater and floating structures in Australia and overseas. Gildas has prepared many practical coastal management plan and strategies for climate change adaptation for a broad range of communities and stakeholders which recognised the importance of working with both nature and culture.
Gildas is active in several research and scientific projects, having delivered over 20 publications to technical journals and conferences. He is the Climate Change Champion for the Maritime Commission of the Permanent International Association of Navigational Congresses, which is the world association for waterborne transport infrastructure.
Gillian graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering specialising in civil engineering with First Class Honours after a previous successful medical career. Gillian is a proactive team member with a passion for the natural environment and water engineering.
Gillian joined Water Technology during her studies as a student engineer providing project support. This experience has exposed her to a range of projects across both private and local government sectors including catchment hydrology / hydraulics, stormwater management, flood impact, risk assessment, and GIS modelling. Gillian has GIS capabilities essential for processing hydraulic results and producing high-quality result mapping and has assisted on projects using TUFLOW and MUSIC.
Gillian’s previous experience as a Podiatrist has given her confidence in managing her time, translating scientific knowledge into accessible language, maintaining client confidentiality, and maintaining accountability within a professional setting.
Greg is an Environmental Engineer with a broad range of project based experience in the areas of water and environmental management. His professional experience in the water resources industry has included small to large scale developer projects through to multi-disciplinary international mining studies. Through development projects, Greg has developed a sound understanding of stormwater management including flooding, stormwater mitigation and water quality modelling and associated development requirements for the many Local Council planning schemes in Queensland.
Major project work that Greg has included erosion and sediment control oversight on the Legacy Way tunnel project in Brisbane, and remote area stream gauging and water quality sampling for major mining projects including SMM Solomon Nickel Laterite Mine EIS in the Solomon Islands and the Rio Tinto Group Simandou project in Guinea, Africa.
Helen is an Accountant at Water Technology with an aptitude for and interest in accounting and financial business processes. Helen’s positive outlook and highly developed analytical and financial skills are a valuable addition to the Water Technology team.
Gayani is a Senior Engineer in Integrated Stormwater Management team with extensive combined research and industry experience in water sensitive urban design (WSUD). She is passionate about investigating innovative and WSUD/Integrated Water Management (IWM) solutions that deliver multiple benefits to the environment as well as to the community.
Gayani developed a strong track record in urban stormwater management through her involvement in CRC for Water Sensitive Cities as a PhD candidate. Since transitioning to the industry in 2016, she has demonstrated the ability to translate research knowledge into practice.
Her excellent analytical thinking skills developed through research career and ability to see the ‘big picture’ approach have been highly valuable in IWM/WSUD projects which often involve multiple aspects of the water cycle, numerous stakeholders and conflicting ideas and benefits
Irene joined Water Technology in 2012 in the Brisbane office. Irene has extensive office administration and personal assistant experience. Prior to joining Water Technology, she worked in the financial services industry for 18 years. Her key goal within Water Technology is to maintain a well organised and efficient office, and provide high level professional support to the team in all aspects of administration, scheduling and communications.
Isaac is a graduate of a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology. Following his studies in 2018, he joined Water Technology as a Water Resource Engineer and has since worked on a range of catchment hydrology / hydraulics, stormwater management, flood impact, risk assessment, and GIS modelling projects across both private and local government sectors. Isaac’s has GIS capabilities essential for processing hydraulic results and producing high-quality result mapping, and has assisted on projects using TUFLOW, XP-RAFTS, WBNM, MIKE-Zero, MUSIC, and 12d.
Jack joined Water Technology in 2020 having previously worked for the City of Ballarat as a Drainage Engineer. Jack completed his Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at Deakin University in late 2017.
He has experience in numerical hydrologic and hydraulic modelling to influence flood mitigation strategies and produce conceptual designs for stormwater drainage upgrades. Jack also has experience in RORB, AutoCAD, MAGNET and GIS software’s. During Jack’s time at the City of Ballarat he was the Project Manager for multiple flood mitigation and flood investigation projects, completed assessments on drainage infrastructure and liaised with other Government agencies, such as Catchment Management Authorities and Rural Roads Victoria (VicRoads).
James has considerable experience and expertise in the areas of water engineering, air quality, contaminated land and environmental management. At Water Technology, James specialises in flooding and drainage studies, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, stormwater quantity and quality management, impact assessment, floodplain management and flood mitigation strategies. He has developed advanced proficiency in the use of TUFLOW, HEC-RAS, HY-8, XP-RAFTS, WBNM, URBS and MUSIC, and is on the cutting edge of utilising high-resolution rain on grid hydrodynamic modelling and radar rainfall calibration techniques.
James has recently lead the technical modelling team constructing detailed hydrological and hydraulic models for six (6) towns in the Somerset Regional Council area in accordance with ARR19 methodology. Currently, James is spearheading the hydraulic model development for the very large and complex Mary River. The quality of James’ output assist in developing accurate and effective floodplain management strategies for these regions. He has recently developed detailed TUFLOW modelling for Deebing Creek in Ipswich to assess a proposed new major bridge and culvert crossing; the results of which were used to inform structural and scour protection design. James prepares detailed and concise technical reports offering specialised, best practice, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to clients.
James is the Flooding National Practice Lead for Water Technology, engaging across the organisation and industry as an acknowledged expert and mentor.
Jamie has been a Principal Scientist at Water Technology’s Wangaratta Office since 2007 and group manager since 2010. He has over 20 years’ experience in environmental monitoring design, application and reporting, as well as having a background in cartography/GIS and land surveying. Jamie has extensive experience in ecological surveys, strategy development, mapping and reporting, particularly projects associated with waterways (instream, riparian, wetland and floodplain).
He has been heavily associated with waterway condition monitoring method design and application for over a decade. He has been involved in the design, review and application of waterway and wetland assessment methods including the Index of Stream Condition (ISC), Sustainable Rivers Audit (SRA), Tasmanian River Condition Index (TRCI), Victorian River Health Works Monitoring Method (WMM) and the Index of Wetland Condition (IWC).
Jamie has spent over 20 years in the disaster recovery, planning and development fields across both the private and public sectors. Starting his career in local government, he has consulted to local and state authorities, worked with private sector entities and headed up the planning and development for a property investment firm.
Jamie is considered an expert in the field of managed retreat and community relocation following natural disasters. In 2011, he was the Director of the relocation of the town of Grantham, Queensland following devastating flash flooding that took the lives of 19 people. In only 11 months after the flood, his project put flood-devastated families into their new homes in a new estate on higher ground. Within 2 years, over 100 families had a new life safe from any future floods. The relocation of Grantham is widely regarded as one of the most successful examples of community relocation or managed retreat in the world.
Jamie published a book in 2020 outlining his experience in Grantham and has since seen the discussion around relocation and managed retreat in the face of a changing climate grow exponentially around the world. He is regularly sought out by media, government agencies and disaster affected communities across the globe to share his experiences and provide support. Jamie is also a sought after speaker at forums across the Asia-Pacific region and the USA. He regularly collaborates with academics and research institutions in Australia and abroad and is a trusted voice for communities during disaster recovery.
Jamie-Lee is a highly experienced and Certified HR Practitioner who is deeply committed to delivering people strategies that foster a positive culture and promote inclusivity within the workplace. Jamie-Lee possesses an extensive understanding of the intricate landscape of people management and the challenges faced by leaders throughout the employee lifecycle. Drawing from a wealth of both successes and failures, she offers valuable insights and guidance. Jamie-Lee’s impressive background spans various industries, including aquatics and recreation, elite sport, and independent HR consultancy across more than twenty different sectors.
Currently serving as the National People & Culture Coordinator at Water Technology, Jamie-Lee assumes a pivotal role in driving HR initiatives that align seamlessly with our company’s mission, vision, values, and goals. Her responsibilities encompass overseeing the maintenance of our HRIS, developing and implementing comprehensive policies, procedures, and programs that enhance employee engagement, talent acquisition, performance management, and professional development.
Additionally, Jamie-Lee is deeply committed to fostering the professional growth and development of our team members. She designs and delivers impactful learning and development programs that equip our workforce with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their roles and contribute significantly to our overall success. As an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Jamie-Lee remains at the forefront of industry trends and best practices through continuous professional development and valuable networking opportunities. Her strategic mindset is consistently focused on seeking innovative approaches to optimise HR processes and enhance organisational effectiveness.
Jenna graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours) in 2012 after completing her thesis on sediment dynamics in the Brisbane River. Jenna is a skilled modeller capable of simulating complex estuarine and coastal processes such as material and pollutant discharges, ecosystem health, and speciated water quality modelling. In addition to modelling, Jenna’s other area of expertise is water quality, with an emphasis on wetland restoration and construction as a means of water quality improvement, flood mitigation and carbon sequestration.
Jenna also has extensive water quality and metocean data collection experience in marine and freshwater environments and is capable of operating a range of marine monitoring equipment. Jenna has high level data processing and analysis skills, in particular quality control and quality assurance of environmental datasets.
Johanna is a principal scientist with over eighteen years’ experience in ecological assessment, waterway management, environmental monitoring, reporting and policy. She has completed field-based vegetation and habitat condition assessments in different environments, ranging from riparian areas surrounding rivers and wetlands, through to coastal, inland, and alpine zones. Management planning, monitoring design and implementation have also been key aspects of her career. She has designed and coordinated numerous environmental and waterway action plans, as well as monitoring programs which identify condition, trajectory and adaptive management approaches for future works. She has an excellent understanding of waterway processes, developed through her work with a range of waterway engineers, geomorphologists, aquatic scientists and agency staff.
Johanna has also managed large, statewide, multi-disciplinary environmental projects which aim to change and improve the management and monitoring of environmental assets. Examples of this work are the development of a biophysical assessment method for Tasmania’s rivers and streams (the Tasmanian River Condition Index) for the three Tasmanian NRMs; and the Securing Priority Riparian Areas project for the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). The coordination of project teams and stakeholder engagement was a significant component of this work.
Johanna worked in DELWP’s water policy division for seven years and has a strong understanding of policy development, strategic planning, and legislative frameworks across a range of jurisdictions in Australia. Johanna has an excellent working knowledge of Victoria’s native vegetation and protection legislation and is registered with DELWP as a competent Vegetation Quality Assessment (VQA) assessor.
Johanna is passionate about her work, the natural resource management industry, and its community. She was Secretary of the Australian River Basin Management Society (RBMS) from 2011-2016 and has helped to organise several Australian Stream Management Conferences and industry seminars in Victoria.
Jorja is a Project Engineer at Water Technology with experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling. She has worked on several large-scale infrastructure projects covering stormwater, water sensitive urban design and flood modelling across Australia. Driven by her interest in water resources and sustainability, Jorja joined the Catchments and Floodplains group at Water Technology in 2022 where she works with a variety of both government and private clients. Jorja has experience in RORB, TUFLOW, eWater Source, RRL Toolkit, 12d and GIS software packages. Her excellent analytical thinking skills developed through working on multi-discipline projects have helped to enhance her strong technical reporting and project management skills.
Julian has experience in design, modelling, construction and project management and has undertaken a variety of projects incorporating geomorphic, hydraulic and hydrologic investigation work. Julian brings to the team extensive waterway management experience, involving the integration of geomorphic, vegetation and engineering analysis. Julian’s experience includes projects aimed at identifying the features, values, issues and required management activities for the management of rivers and streams.
Julia is an enthusiastic, innovative and technically minded environmental engineer pursuing and strengthening her waterway management, rehabilitation and integrated water solutions skills. Julia enjoys producing quality work autonomously as well as within a team through structured planning and transparent communication. She has experience visually presenting concepts and assessment outcomes to various stakeholders, including and not limited to community consultation and public presentations.
She has experience as a project engineer and manager within a mine water and stormwater team, as well as being a multi-disciplinary engineer collaborating with the Environmental Approvals & Management discipline. Julia is responsible for overseeing project execution, management and delivery, including teaching new staff/graduate staff and giving technical or project support.
Julia has expertise in drainage systems and natural channel design, including hydraulic and hydrology designs and calculations. Coupled with a demonstrated high proficiency with water resource modelling packages such as GoldSim, HEC RAS (1D), MUSIC and XP-RAFTS.
Julie joined Water Technology in 2014, with strong organisational, project management and executive support skills. Her background includes working in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Civil Engineering. Julie’s role at Water Technology is to coordinate and support the Board and Corporate Services function.
Working in coastal engineering industry since 2007, Karl is a Senior Coastal Engineer at Water Technology. Karl has significant industry experience in sustainable and integrated coastal zone management, project management, agriculture and freshwater crustacea aquaculture.
Karl has several areas of expertise including coastal zone monitoring and data analysis, coastal climate change assessment and advice, sustainable coastal hazard risk management, advice on coastal policy, regulations and legal requirements, stakeholder relations, community and industry consultation.
Katrina has over five years’ experience in the floodplain management industry and has worked on a diverse range of projects from small-scale development assessments to complex, multi-disciplinary and non-industry standard projects.
Katrina’s key area of expertise is in the preparation of floodplain risk management studies, economic assessments, development of information to support emergency response, stakeholder engagement, community consultation, and the assessment and development of flood risk management options. As part of her experience in floodplain management, Katrina was a Senior Engineer part of the technical team at the Queensland Reconstruction Authority responsible for the delivery of the Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan (Strategic Plan) and the Implementation of the Strategic Plan.
Katrina also has experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, development of flood emergency response plans, flood impact assessments, and providing engineering support for expert review panels and R coding. As part of her experience, she has developed skills in TUFLOW, WBNM, XPRafts, Mapinfo, 12D, ArcGIS, QGIS and R coding.
Kim joined the Integrated Stormwater Management (ISwM) Team as an Engineer at Water Technology, Melbourne in February 2019. She completed her Bachelor of Civil Engineering (with First Class Honours) at Deakin University in December 2018. Within her undergraduate studies, she worked as a research assistant alongside her lecturers, technical staffs, and industry partners on various project-driven and design-focused projects. Through these experiences, Kim developed outstanding organisational, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, which she is further strengthening at Water Technology. She competed her probation period in July 2019 with success, and is growing her technical skills assisting project and senior engineers in efficiently delivering projects. Kim is currently furthering her expertise in surface water management and hydrologic / hydraulic modelling.
At Water Technology we are focused on empowering people, creating a great work environment, where our vision and values drive our behaviour. Our approach is deliberate, strategic, proactive and holistic. We maximise employee value through talent acquisition, employee onboarding, employee experience & culture and internal communications.
Kusalika is a coastal engineer with competencies in numerical and physical modelling of coastal engineering projects. She is passionate about applying her knowledge in numerical modelling to better understand wave climate, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and coastal processes. Kusalika has working experience in 2D & 3D physical modelling of coastal projects, and designing of coastal structures. Her interests are identifying environment safe and sustainable solutions for better coast management and preserving natural coast. Kusalika holds Doctorate and Masters in Coastal Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA.
Kylie is an environmental engineer with a broad range of experience across all facets of water resource management with many private and government organisations. Kylie led the Institutionalisation of Water Sensitive Urban Design project in South Australia and was instrumental in many stormwater and water resource management projects for various Councils across South Australia. In addition, Kylie spent 13 years with global organisations Suez and Veolia managing continuous improvement, knowledge transfer, research and innovation programs. Kylie also has unique expertise and extensive experience in decision making processes, options assessment, workshop facilitation and scientific communication.
At Water Technology, Kylie is supporting research and innovation initiatives, and also scientific communication.
Kym is part of the South Australian Business Support Team and an administration and reception professional who relishes the opportunity to work with and assist people who care about the environment.
Lachlan joined Water Technology in 2011, previously working as a student engineer for Melbourne Water while completing a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (with Honours) at Monash University. He has experience in a range of urban water, floodplain, mining, development applications as well as council flood mapping and mitigation projects. Throughout these projects Lachlan has gained experience in hydraulic, hydrologic and water quality modelling. He has undertaken a wide range of flood studies involving flood frequency analysis, construction and calibration of hydrological models and hydraulic flood models while also gaining extensive experience in TUFLOW Direct Rainfall modelling at fine scale as well as MIKE FLOOD modelling for urban catchments.
More recently Lachlan has managed a number of flood studies and has undertaken large catchment modelling through the use of TUFLOW HPC and MIKE flexible mesh modelling which allows for high resolution modelling across entire river systems and large regional catchments. Lachlan also has extensive GIS analysis skills across a variety of GIS and CAD based programs.
Based in the Water Technology Geelong office, Lachlan has a keen interest in locally based project work throughout the Geelong and broader South West Victorian region.
Leigh joined the Water Technology team in 2022. He is an Environmental Scientist and offers a breadth of expertise in waterway (rivers, wetlands, and estuaries), stormwater, and natural asset management; gained over 20 years working in the Victorian water industry. He has complementary skills in leadership, program development and implementation, project management, mentoring and coaching, stakeholder engagement and collaboration.
Leigh has a good understanding of client needs in the public sector having worked at Melbourne Water for 17 years and prior to that, for Glenelg Hopkins CMA. At Melbourne Water, Leigh was instrumental in the development and application of a novel approach for embedding asset management principles and practice into waterway management. This cross-business model now forms the foundation of Melbourne Water’s investment planning and prioritisation of capital projects and maintenance works addressing multiple aspects of waterway condition and value.
Leigh has most recently been studying a Grad Cert in Spatial Science at the University of Newcastle, NSW, focusing on coastal remote sensing, sea level rise impact assessment, and coastal wetland vegetation cover mapping and time series change. Leigh enjoys finding new and interesting ways to turn remote sensing imagery into information.
Mandy is a spatial professional with strong understanding of advanced GIS principles and GIS concepts as well as Spatial Data Management and Analysis. With her technical expertise and extensive geospatial project experience, Mandy managed and completed over hundreds of GIS job assignments, from thematic map design, large map production to GIS database design and creation, spatial data editing, spatial database management and analysis for different industries.
As a Spatial Analyst in Water Technology, she applies her technical skills in analysing and manipulating geospatial data and provides mapping and GIS support to various projects within the organization.
Marion is a passionate and skilled environmental scientist with over 19 years’ experience in environmental impact assessments, ecological assessments, water quality, and environmental management plans. Marion is an aquatic ecologist and will be a great asset in our Environment and Ecology space, helping to deliver on our environmental assessment work – while also provide technical connectivity and enhancement of our national Waterways and Ecology services.
Matilda is a Senior Engineer with over 10 years’ experience delivering various flood and stormwater assessment projects across Australia. Matilda has extensive experience in flood engineering specialising in hydrology and hydraulics for a range of applications including city-wide flood studies, hydraulic assessments for infrastructure projects and transport corridors (bridges and roads), flood impact assessments for mine subsidence and urban development and mitigation investigations and dam failure impact assessments. Her project experience also includes the preparation of water resources impact assessments, channel stability and stream health monitoring, water quality investigations, and the development of stormwater management plans. Matilda incorporates her in-depth knowledge of software with her hydraulic and hydrologic expertise. She has developed advanced proficiency in the use of RORB, XP-RAFTS, TUFLOW, MIKEFLOOD, HEC-RAS and HY-8.
Matthew has worked as a Civil Design Drafter, using AutoCAD and 12d Model, and has accumulated over a decade of experience. During this time he worked on a variety of projects ranging from road reconstruction; subdivision design; pipeline alignments for potable, non-potable and wastewater mains; stormwater detention and retention basins; creek erosion control works; and various other projects. He gained extensive experience in the design and drafting of various stages of a project, from conceptual design layout to creating detailed construction documentation. He is also experienced in estimating the required hours of design drafting at the proposal stage and then producing those jobs successfully within budget and on time. His roles have seen him involved in liaising with colleagues on projects, whilst maintaining relationships with external agencies such as SA Water, the Department of Transport and Energy and Infrastructure and various local councils.
Max completed a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (with First Class Honours) at the University of Auckland. During his studies, he gained practical experience working as a research assistant and subsequently as a student engineer for an environmental consultancy.
Max developed his passion for water and the environment while growing up in the Waitakere Ranges to the west of Auckland, where the heavy rain and fast streams play a major role in day-to-day life. This gives him an enthusiasm for his work and an eagerness to explore new aspects of water engineering.
Mick is a highly qualified Principal Ecologist at Water Technology with over 20 years’ experience in research, environmental policy, biodiversity assessment techniques, community consultation, management and a PhD in ecology and plant pathology. Through his experience with engineering and natural resource clients, Mick has developed ecological, planning, conservation and environmental science skills across a range of industries including water, transport, natural resources, land development and renewable energy for private, government and non-government organisations.
Mick offers a broad background and understanding in environmental approval processes including those with Federal, State, and local regulations and assisting clients with a pragmatic, impact minimising approach that meets or exceeds regulatory requirements. Mick’s a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) and Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) member.
Mick is a geomorphologist with experience coordinating consultancy and research projects across Australia since 2005. Mick specialises in geomorphology and sedimentology and has produced numerous international publications in these fields. Mick is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) specialising in waterway assessment and management. He has been engaged as part of numerous expert review teams assessing the environmental performance mine sites, mine closure plans, government grant applications for river rehabilitation and technical advice for major infrastructure projects.
Martin is a fourth-year student, studying a Bachelor of Science and Advanced Studies (Biology and Wildlife Conservation) at The University of Sydney. He is currently completing his honours thesis, which is focused on informing future urban rewilding opportunities in northern Sydney by identifying historic and current species occupancy and richness. Martin’s interests involve wildlife/human interfaces and how these can be managed to reduce conflict, as well as conservation and ecology. Martin is part of the environmental team in the Sydney office, conducting Environmental Impact Assessments, Ecological assessments and field assessments.
Michael joined Water Technology in 2022 with over 4 years of experience in floodplain management at Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Corangamite CMA. Michael’s previous experience in Floodplain Management, Statutory Planning, Floodplain and Waterway Engineering, Waterway Works and delivery of Flood Studies provides a thorough understanding of the approval processes and floodplain/waterway management requirements within Victoria.
Michelle joined the Water Technology team in October 2007 as the Administration Manager in the Wangaratta Office. Prior to Water Technology Michelle worked for various river management consulting companies and spent 10 years with a regional catchment management authority.
Michelle is part of the Finance Team and is also the Business Support Manager for the Wangaratta Office. She has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and enjoys all the diverse aspects of her job. Michelle is always happy to help out and lend a hand when needed.
Having a diverse career in Education, Local and Federal Government, Narelle joins the team for the Lismore Relocation Project. Having been Project Coordinater for the Grantham Landswap, Narelle worked with Jamie Simmonds in the relocation of the township of Grantham, Queensland, after the devastating floods of 2011 that claimed 19 lives locally. In only 11 months after the flood, this project put flood-devastated families into their new homes in a new estate on higher ground. Within 2 years, over 100 families had a new life safe from any future floods. Narelle brings a wealth of lived experience in disaster management, recovery and community engagement.
Neil has qualifications in earth science and education. He has over 45 years of experience in environmental and coastal management, and 20 years of experience in hazard risk management.
In environmental management, Neil focuses on environmental education and the assessment and development of natural resource management plans and initiatives. As a coastal geomorphologist, he develops coastal management plans and community education programs. In disaster management, Neil develops disaster resilience education programs, assesses early warning systems and develops multi-hazard risk management plans.
Across the environment, coastal and hazard fields, Neil uses his excellent skills in stakeholder engagement and evaluation to enable successful project outcomes
Michael joined the Water Technology team in January 2019 after more than 8 years with Charles Darwin University. During his time with CDU, Mike worked on a number of research and consulting projects for clients including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Department of Infrastructure, Power and Water, and Territory Natural Resource Management. He also completed his PhD on coastal modelling of low-lying wetlands on the North Coast of Australia.
Mike’s skills include 1 and 2-D modelling with various software including Mike 21 FM, HEC RAS, and RMA 10 and 10s; applying them to complex estuarine systems and river reaches. He has managed studies on the impacts of sea level rise, the effects of saltwater intrusion, dredging assessments, and coastal flooding and erosion of protection structures. He has a keen interest in climate change impacts, adaptation, and mitigation; and the decision-making process involved in Integrated Coastal Zone Management. As such Mike has developed a multidisciplinary knowledgebase, utilising ecological engineering where practicable, and developing key relationships with a broad nature of public and private stakeholders. He has also worked extensively with communities of East-Arnhem Land and the Daly River to help them manage largescale processes of erosion and saltwater intrusion.
Nick is a professional civil engineering hydrologist and project manager with unique experience gained in both private and government sectors in Western Australia and New Zealand. Nick changed career in 2007 following a successful career teaching mathematics and outdoor education in UK and Western Australia to take-up his interest in catchment hydrology, waterways and environmental engineering. Since then, he has developed a range of skills including management of professional technical and consulting services in the water and environmental sector; hydrological and hydraulic design for waterways structures; flood risk and inundation mapping; civil engineering design and management; safety in design; constructability of civil structures; end-to-end project and contract management in New Zealand and Australia.
Parvin obtained her Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering in 2008 and subsequently worked in the development of numerical models for a range of marine and riverine applications in Australia and Southeast Asia. Parvin has experience in a variety of coastal and environmental modelling techniques, platforms and approaches, including hydrodynamic, wave, sediment transport, advection-dispersion and water quality. The assessment of coastal vulnerability and in adaptation planning for local and state government clients is an integral part of the work Parvin undertakes.
Peter is an IT Specialist with network, security, and complex systems experience. His breadth of expertise supports the team at Water Technology in the provision and maintenance of our extensive IT infrastructure.
Petra has worked on a wide range of ecological projects with focus on both marine and terrestrial environmental management, and conservation and ecology in coastal areas. With a background in the public and academic sectors, both in Australia and abroad, she has strong foundation for working in environmental consulting. Her areas of expertise are in environmental management, ecology, conservation, and spatial analysis.
At Water Technology Petra is part of the Environment team in the Sydney office, with a specialisation in aquatic ecology and GIS based spatial analysis. Her work includes undertaking environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects, planning and carrying out ecological field investigations, conducting project research, performing stakeholder communication, and preparing maps and spatial analysis using GIS.
Rhiannon holds a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in Geology and Geophysics with First Class Honours and a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Sydney. Her postdoctoral research involved numerical modelling of erosion, sediment transfer and deposition by river systems in the Gulf of Papua, PNG.
Rhiannon is a geoscientist with expertise in geospatial analysis and geophysical modelling of river catchments. She has experience in acquiring and preparing complex geospatial data for model input, validating model output with spatial datasets and analysing model results for river systems.
Rhiannon has worked on a range of projects, including flood risk assessments, flood emergency response plans, flood compliance reports, State of the Environment reports and a variety of hazard assessments for both public and private clients. She has conducted geospatial analysis of a range of natural hazards and has used ArcGIS, QGIS and waterRIDE to produce maps to enhance a number of reports and assessments.
Richard has experience of both the UK and Australia environmental planning industry specialising in land use planning in integrated water cycle and flood risk management policy. Richard has delivered multi-disciplinary projects within local government and public sector aimed reducing flood risk, implementing sustainable development and land use outcomes. He has held positions in project management and strategic planning within in the water resources and flood and coastal risk management sectors in the UK and Queensland and as an urban planner in Brisbane.
Richard has worked on several local projects involving land use planning as a mechanism for managing flood risk including the Brisbane City Plan 2014 Flood hazard overlay code and planning scheme policy; strategic flood risk advice and input on Neighbourhood and Local Plans and the stormwater component of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP).
As a development assessment officer, Richard has developed a working knowledge of the Queensland planning framework including the Sustainable Planning Act (2009), Planning Act 2016, State Planning Regulatory Policy and local government planning scheme codes and policies.
Richard has managed complex projects including coastal hazard adaptation strategies, floodplain management plans, flood awareness and warnings, rainfall detection and on minor projects delivering best practice floodplain and environmental management.
Roland is an environmental consultant with a background in natural hazard planning and policy analysis, disaster risk assessment, and resilience development. Roland is completing his master’s degree in planning & management of natural hazards, focusing on supporting vulnerable communities, flood risk management, planning policy, climate change adaptation and resilience to environmental change of complex-adaptive social-ecological systems. With master’s degrees in aerospace engineering and business administration, Roland has gained extensive key account- and project-management experience in international business to business environments.
At Water Technology, Roland is part of the Natural Hazards Team working on risk management, evacuation capability assessments, resilience development and spatial analysis with a particular focus on flooding and heat hazards. Roland is also involved with environmental management systems and auditing.
Roxanne is an adaptable and motivated Civil Engineer with considerable experience in design and construction of utilities infrastructure, road geometry, pavement design, wastewater infrastructure and flood mapping. Roxanne started her Engineering career in 2013, with areas of expertise in onsite wastewater design, stormwater management plans, flood mapping, infrastructure design and construction, project management.
Ryan is a chartered Senior Coastal Engineer at Water Technology, with over 10 years of experience in coastal engineering. Ryan’s work history is split between consulting and working in local government, having previously spent four years at Moreton Bay Regional Council. Ryan’s previous role at Council included managing a portfolio of coastal defence assets consisting of 25km of public seawalls, while also being involved in the management of Northern Moreton Bay and Bribie Island beaches, jetties, boat ramps and outfalls. Ryan’s recent work for Water Technology includes completing numerous regional and local-scale coastal hazard assessments. Ryan has also completed concept design, detailed design and construction supervision for coastal structures, including rock and geotextile bag seawalls, groynes, breakwaters and sand nourishment engineering solutions.
Sam is the Business Support Coordinator at Water Technology with a broad range of organisation experience that focus on driving internal projects to ensure business processes run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Shireen has qualifications in engineering, natural resource management and journalism and has received awards for her work in each of these fields. She has over 20 years of experience in water resource management, environmental impact assessment and project management, gained through consulting and senior government roles.
She has worked on a wide variety of natural resource management and sustainability projects, developed policy and implemented award winning best practice strategies and programs for vegetation management, conservation and land use management. Shireen has substantial experience as a project manager and in contract management, having led multidisciplinary teams and worked extensively in the development of strategies and management plans.
Shiv joined Water Technology in 2019 upon completing her PhD in water engineering specializing in integrated urban water systems and water sensitive urban design from the University of South Australia in Adelaide. Shiv’s PhD was an extension of her work with the CSIRO under the Urban Water Security Research Alliance (UWSRA), which was formed to address South-East Queensland’s emerging urban water issues with a focus on water security and recycling.
Prior to Water Technology, Shiv’s main area of interest was in the water-energy-carbon nexus of urban water systems. In her recent work, Shiv has been actively involved in integrated catchment management projects with a focus on wetlands design, restoration and rehabilitation as an approach to stormwater management, flood mitigation and improvement of water quality in urban waterways.
Stefan is a Project Engineer in Water Technology’s Catchments and Floodplains group. Stefan’s interest in water resources was born from a related research project he undertook during his final year of university, which then transitioned into an ongoing role developing novel water management software at the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. Following this, Stefan spent some time working at a regional water authority in Victoria, before joining Water Technology. Stefan has undertaken various surface water management projects – including carrying out hydrologic and hydraulic assessments for residential developments and road infrastructure upgrades, preparing stormwater management plans, and developing 2D hydraulic models for catchment-scale flood studies. Stefan’s experience completing these projects has subsequently allowed him to foster skills in the use of key industry software packages such as RORB, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, QGIS and MapInfo.
Stephanie is an ecologist with demonstrated scientific knowledge and related experience in ecological consulting. She’s knowledgeable about Victorian flora and fauna and has experience with construction environmental management. She has also worked independently on research projects, specifically designing and conducting a project for her honours degree deciding the sample size, the treatments, data collection and course of action for data analysis.
Stephanie has excellent problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail, natural leadership strengths and communication skills dedicated to environmental support, she has competent and up-to-date skills in technical research and report writing.
Tahlia applies specialist strategic planning expertise to projects that build resilience and adaptation in the natural and built environments. Key work areas include flood and coastal resilience, water and climate literacy, and catchment health. Tahlia has a keen interest in planning for vulnerable communities to increase their resilience to compounding natural hazards imposed by climate inequity.
Tahlia has expertise in project management, public speaking, written and visual communication, stakeholder engagement, and workshop facilitation. Additional knowledge areas include ecology, water sensitive urban design, integrated water management, and recycled water network planning.
Tahlia takes a highly collaborative approach, frequently working with multi-disciplinary teams across planning, coastal, environmental, and water resource projects. Her academic training developed the foundation for critical thinking and a generalist approach. These skills are applied to distil complex concepts into structured, strategic outputs, keeping a central focus on how to provide meaningful solutions that facilitate implementation.
Taihla has over 10 years’ experience in Project Administration and brings a wide range of skills to the Business Support Team. She is a highly motivated professional who shows high attention to detail and has extensive experience in the building, engineering, and automotive industries. In 2022, Taihla played an integral role in assisting and coordinating the Queensland, New South Wales, and Victorian Flood Projects. Her ability to collaborate within the team and ensure smooth processes, was highly beneficial to the success of the projects. Taihla is located in Melbourne, Victoria.
Tania brings over 20 years’ experience in both Customer Relations and Project Management to the Business Support Team. Having worked within complex multi project environments in the Telco and Health Care industries, Tania has a strong focus on quality customer relationships, with a specialty in negotiation and problem solving.
Terence has extensive experience in hydraulic modelling, hydrology, data analysis and scour assessment. Initially based in Melbourne, Terence relocated to northern NSW in 2019.
He’s experienced in developing 1D and 2D hydraulic models in various packages (predominately TUFLOW, MIKE and HEC-RAS) and undertaking hydrologic assessments to inform these. He also has extensive experience conducting seepage analyses and determining loss-rates and water savings.
Terence uses GIS extensively to build and interrogate models and produce high-quality, useful outputs, including animations. Terence enjoys using Excel, VBA and Python to manipulate and summarise complex records, especially where they can be used spatially.
Terence has been heavily involved in the Northland Regional Council (NRC) Flood Mapping project, assisting in model calibration and validation for multiple catchments. He has supported the modelling across the project and analysis of results, helping to deliver a valuable product to NRC.
Toby is an experienced Coastal Engineer with over seven years’ experience working in the coastal industry. Toby graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Subsequently, Toby worked in southeast Queensland on a range of national and international coastal projects before moving to Melbourne.
Toby has considerable experience in coastal processes and modelling and has been involved in studies in all the coastal states of Australia as well as Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Kenya, Cote D’Ivoire, the United States, Brazil, India, South Korea and the UK.
His domestic experience ranges from wave and sea-level models to inform coastal hazards, to sediment transport assessments for both coastal management and dredge plume environmental impacts. Aside from modelling, he has experience in studying and providing advice on coastal processes to inform management and planning of adaptation and development in the coastal zone.
Tom has extensive experience as an Environmental Engineer. He has specialised in the field of waterway management, although he also has experience in a range of environmental areas. Tom is skilled in undertaking waterway engineering design, geomorphic assessments and hydraulic analysis. Having successfully completed the River Styles course, Tom is able to incorporate geomorphic analysis into waterway management and design. He has experience working on projects that identify the features, values, and threats of waterways and identifying and designing appropriate management options that are compatible with the site settings, waterway geomorphology and social requirements. Tom can offer a range of complementary technical skills in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, GIS and drafting that allows him to interpret and analyse waterway systems and design appropriate management interventions.
Tom has completed a number of waterway projects across Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia giving him experience across a wide range of waterway systems. This has given Tom an appreciation and understanding of different waterway systems and management frameworks.
Vitaly is currently completing his last semester of his bachelor’s degree of Civil Engineering (Hons) & Economics at Swinburne University and joined Water Technology as a student in Floodplain and Catchment in August 2019. He previously gained experience in the field after undertaking a year long undergraduate position at Melbourne Water in the Catchment and Strategies team.
Driven by his passion and desire to gain a thorough understanding of hydraulic behaviour and modelling continuing his experience and career at Water Technology was an easy choice. Since joining the Floodplain and Catchment team he has developed and experienced working on numerous hydraulic (TUFLOW) models, hydrologic (RORB) models and GIS mapping packages. Vitaly is applying his both technical skills on modelling and passion for learning to floodplain and catchment management projects while seeking more challenges for his continuous development.
Will is an experienced principal coastal scientist with competencies in coastal and marine modelling and project management. Will holds an M.Sc. in Applied Marine Science passing with distinction from The University of Plymouth.
Will applies seasoned experience in coastal, ocean and estuarine dynamics to deliver diverse projects for the public and private sectors, including environmental impact assessment and input into feasibility and concept design studies. Such studies have focused his competencies in the following disciplines: hydrodynamic and wave modelling, coastal processes, coastal management, shoreline protection, marine release dispersion, surfing amenity and environmental fieldwork.
He has a passion for the sustainable management of coastal environments, to enhance, protect and preserve for the future.
William is a chartered engineer and experienced risk manager in the field of natural hazards. His specialism is the translation of technical engineering and scientific data into meaningful and purposeful information for the technical and non-technical stakeholders. He is a strong communicator with the adaptability to engage effectively with all levels of the community – from the general public to technical experts, executive management and elected officials.
William has a track record of more than 13 years’ delivering flood risk management, infrastructure planning and community resilience programs within local government and the private sector, including successful delivery and implementation of $400m of capital infrastructure planning projects, $540m strategic planning projects and $25m of disaster resilience and recovery works.
William is a trusted professional in the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery of organisations and communities to flooding hazards. He has been involved in numerous disaster operations and in 2011 and 2017 was awarded a National Emergency Medal for his significant commitment to the recovery of the Brisbane community following the 2010/11 floods and the Logan community following major flooding associated with ex-Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. He was also appointed to the 2019 working group to review the national guideline on Flood Warnings by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.
William is an Executive on the board of Floodplain Management Australia, the industry body responsible for advocacy and development of best practice floodplain management across Australia.
William joined the Water Technology team in January 2022 after completing his Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Earth Science Honours degree in 2021. During his time at Monash University, while undertaking both study and casual work, Will worked on research projects for Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning involving the mapping of shoreline change and coastal ecosystems using GIS software and field studies. He is passionate about furthering his understanding of the impacts of sea level rise on our coastal ecosystems and how to manage these systems. Wills skills include using GIS software and applying them in coastal, estuarine and river settings to map changes in these environments.
His experience since joining Water Technology includes wave and sea level modelling to inform coastal hazards, particularly erosion and inundation, and coastal zone management plan development.
Yafei is a Chartered professional environmental and civil engineer with more than 10-year consulting and research experience in the field of water engineering. Yafei has gained extensive skills in numerical modelling and analysis as well as GIS applications through a wide range of projects. Yafei has managed and successfully delivered various types of modelling projects. Additional to his exceptional modelling and management skills, he has also undertaken a variety of design works including drainage networks, wetlands, waterways and fishways.
Yafei received his PhD in the field of water quality/ecological modelling where he developed a coupled 3-D hydrodynamic ecological/biogeochemical model to investigate the dynamics of sediment geochemistry and toxic blue-green algae blooms as well as their interactions in the Gippsland lakes and explored various potential mitigation options. His recent focus is on the development and application of real-time decision support systems for urban flood and water quality management.
Htet is part of the Coasts and Environment team at Water Technology in Queensland. He has over 2 years of experience in coastal engineering and is proficient in using MIKE, XBeach, and Tuflow FV software. His expertise encompasses wave, hydrodynamic, and morphological modelling. He has a strong background in data processing and analysis using MATLAB and Python, and practical experience in metocean data analysis, extreme value analysis, joint probability analysis, large-scale beach profile processing, and beach erosion modelling. Additionally, Htet is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering.
Yenory is a Hydraulics and Environmental Engineer with extensive experience in the areas of Water and Environment. She has a solid background in computational fluid dynamics, environmental systems modelling, and the integration of different modelling techniques to solve water-related problems. She has worked in modelling of natural systems: hydrologic, hydrodynamic, ecologic and water quality. Besides having experience in the use of various software packages, she has programming skills to develop tailored applications.
Yenory has worked in various countries in Latin America, the USA and Europe. Moreover, she has participated in several large-scale multi-disciplinary collaborative projects funded by the European Commission (EC) in roles ranging from technical advisor, to work package leader, to deputy Coordinator.
At Water Technology, Yenory is part of the Water Information Systems group, working particularly in the development of Delft-FEWS systems, as well as other hydroinformatics and ecohydraulics applications.
Yong has recently competed a Masters of GIS at University of Queensland, where his major project involved undertaking a flood risk assessment of the St Lucia campus at UQ, using Brisbane River flood levels to map inundation extents and identify buildings at risk.
Yong has well-developed communication and teamwork skills obtained from previous teamwork experiences in university, student council and volunteer experiences. After joining Water technology, he has been involved in a variety of projects, and accumulated professional spatial analysis skills in the field of catchment, coastal and water management.
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