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Coast and Ports 2015

BMT WBM was at the recent 2015 Coast and Ports Conference in New Zealand, one of the coastal industry’s most significant conferences. This year’s theme was ‘Environomics; Environment and economics – can we have both?’.

Coast and Ports 2015

BMT WBM’s Senior Coastal Engineers, Matt Barnes and Ian Teakle, provided presentations on mitigating options for shoaling at the Mooloolaba Harbour Entrance and impacts of dredging in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, which were both well received. We were joined by our sister company BMT JFA who also presented a number of papers.


FMA USA – California

FMA USA - CaliforniaMat Roberts BMT WBM (London) and Chris Huxley (TUFLOW) were at another successful Floodplain Managers Association and ASFPM Arid Regions Conference in Rancho Mirage, California this month. It was a great opportunity to network and share knowledge on our TUFLOW products and advances in floodplain management in general. The 2D modelling industry is gaining momentum within the USA and there were encouraging discussions during the 2D modelling forum, ‘To 2D or not 2D’, highlighted the industry’s desire for modelling guidelines. For more information visit:


Riversymposium 2015

BMT WBM took part in this year’s Riversymposium in Brisbane, hosted by the International River Foundation (IRF). Following a similar theme to Coast and Ports, the conference focus was “Healthy Rivers – Healthy Economies”.


We delivered a special session ‘Seconds to Seasons – Predicting The Many Faces Of Water Movement In The Brisbane River Basin’ while Tony Weber, BMT WBM Market Lead for Water Quality, ran a ‘River Modelling’ workshop. Carrie Dearnley, Senior Flood Engineer, also presented on ‘Bridging the Silos of Land Use Planning and Floodplain Management’.


Queensland Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Conference (Townsville)

The annual Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) State Conference is the premier event for planning professionals across Queensland. Greg Fisk, BMT WBM’s Business Development Manager, presented a paper on the Cassowary Coast Foreshore Management Plan (with project partner Buckley Vann) and was also a panellist on the conference workshop on how planning should respond to climate change and adaptation to sea level rise and extreme storm events. Carrie Dearnley, Senior Flood Engineer also presented at the conference.


New Appointments

It is with great pleasure that we can announce two new positions within the Water and Environment Group of BMT WBM.

Sharon Wallace has been appointed as Assistant Business Unit Manager for Queensland progressing from her role as Queensland Flood Group Manager. Sharon will join Craig Witt to manage BMT WBM’s largest Water and Environment business unit.

Bill Syme, previously BMT WBM’s National Practice Leader for Flooding, will take on the newly formed role of Business Unit Manager for Software. The new Software Business Unit has been established to enhance and grow internal and external software operations nationally and internationally.


TUFLOW 2015 New Release is coming soon!

The 2015 TUFLOW new release is on track for October 2015. This release will see more features introduced including more functionality with GPU among other things. Stay informed by subscribing to the TUFLOW newsroom


State President

David Kirby has taken over the role of Victorian AWA State President – Congratulations David!


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