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.