Cardno water engineers share flood management best practice at the FMA Conference 2018


Cardno water engineers, Daniel Wood, Rob Swan and Bala Kilaparty will be speaking at the Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) National Conference held on 29 May to 1 June on the Gold Coast.
Rob is presenting, “ARR 2016 – Adopting a practical methodology for catchment scale urban flood mapping projects,” which describes a practical methodology for using the procedures of ARR2016 in an urban context, accounting for the issues of changing catchment scale and varying output requirements. Rob is a Principal Engineer at Cardno and leads the Water Engineering team. He has over 18 years' experience in the areas of hydrology and hydraulics, flood analysis, water quality and environmental assessment. He is an expert in floodplain management and the simulation and analysis of large flood events, and has assisted the Victorian State Emergency Service in emergency flood response.
Daniel is discussing the implementation constraints of ARR2016 in a rural residential catchment characterised by multiple informal water storages in the workshop, “Considerations for storages in catchments.” He is also presenting a paper, “A review of modelling practice in a gauged urban catchment”, which reviews the variability in approaches and outcomes that can occur under ARR 2016. Daniel's expertise is in project management of hydrological, hydraulic and water quality modelling projects. He is experienced in the preparation of Flood Emergency Management Plans and has undertaken policy review for government entities. Daniel is a specialist in the various hydrologic and hydraulic modelling packages, design tools and GIS products.
Bala is presenting a poster, “Leichhardt community online flood mapping tool,” which relates to a web-based solution that Cardno has developed for members of the public to view, interrogate and interact with flood results to better understand flood risk within their community and assist with community preparedness. Bala is an environmental engineer specialising in water resources and hydrological and hydraulic modelling. He has comprehensive experience in the application of many industry–standard software packages and in the application of GIS to flood drainage studies.
The Floodplain Management Australia National (FMA) Conference has been held annually for over 50 years and is the most respected flood risk management event held in Australia. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Waterways of Success: Developing flood resilience in our communities”, with focus on Australian and international achievements in flood risk management, with practical examples from the Gold Coast’s network of waterways, rivers, creeks, lakes, canals and coastline.
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For more information contact:
Daniel Wood
Senior Engineer
Rob Swan
Manager – Water Engineering
Bala Kilaparty
Experienced Engineer
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