Modelling is fundamental to achieving sustainable restoration and management of river basins. This workshop is aimed at water resources decision-makers, particularly in policy, technical and management roles. It will address current best practice in river models, problems, solutions. Participants will gain understanding on best use of models especially regarding predictive analyses.


Darryl Day


Darryl is currently the Managing Director for ICE WaRM. He was previously Executive Director Water Research of the Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy and has more than 30 years experien... Read more

Tony Weber


Tony is one of Australia’s leading practitioners in the catchment modelling and water quality field. Prior to joining Alluvium he worked at BMT WBM for 13 years where he led the water quality discip... Read more

Geoff Podger


Geoff is a Senior River Modeller and Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Geoff has significant experience in hydraulic and hydrologic modelling. With 22 years experience in hydraulic and hydrologic ... Read more

Pradeep Sharma


Pradeep is Senior Director Water Resources with MDBA and has over 30 years experience in water resources planning and management in Australia and India. The key area of interest is application of syst... Read more

Michel Raymond


Michel is the Operations Engineer at Seqwater. Michel has an extensive career in a wide range of water engineering roles including: Senior Principal Engineer: URS Corporation, Senior Water Engineer: K... Read more

– Date:  Sunday 9th October 2016
– Time:  9am – 3.30pm

BCEC-Grey-Street-Exterior-NightWhat’s Included: Workshop Notes, Morning Tea, Lunch.

Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Register and Flyer – see section 11 of the registration

Who should attend?

People working in….

  • Private, public and consulting agencies
  • Local, state and commonwealth Government agencies
  • Engineering, environment, agriculture, farming, irrigation, education, research and mining sectors
  • Water authorities and power utilities

What will we learn?

  • Understand the range of contemporary river models available
  • Appreciate the strengths and limitations of river models
  • Find out how much you really need to know
  • Learn how to get the model you really need
  • Work out what you need – e.g. specialist staff, data, consultants
  • Learn how to assess model results

What will be covered?

  • Why are river models needed for river management?
  • Which are the principal river model applications?
  • What do managers need to know about models?
  • Best practice river modelling
  • Scenario planning
  • Case studies – the Manager’s model for the River Murray
  • How to select a fit-for-purpose model
  • How to get a model running in your organisation
  • What data is needed
  • How to interpret model results
  • Modelling teams vs external consultants
  • Flood damage reduction planning & analysis
  • Stochastic streamflow generation program
  • Watershed hydrology
  • River hydraulics

Register and Flyer see section 11 of the registration.

Enquiries to: Trevor Pillar: 0448 944 545 tpillar@awschool.com.au