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HARC is proud to support Engineers Australia – Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium in Sydney this week.

This year’s theme is Living with extremes, and members of our team will be giving presentations across the three days including:
*Benchmarking the differences between modelled flood peaks using Monte Carlo and Ensemble approaches – Matthew Scorah
*The Development of Integrated Water End Use and Climate Responsive Demand Modelling for Urban Water Resources System Models in Darwin and Canberra – Russell Beatty
*Application of space-time rainfall patterns derived from atmospheric reanalysis data to define the joint probability of riverine catchment and local stormwater flooding – Dr Phillip Jordan
*Upstream impact assessment of reservoir operation during floods: a case study of Narracan Dam – Yanni Wang
*An attempt to generalise the flood mitigation provided by potential future dams in northern Australia – Matthew Scorah
*A Digital Twin for Optimising Cooling and Water Efficiency in Parks – Ben Cressall
We look forward to seeing you there. #HWRS2023
HWSR 2023 Program

HARC is recruiting graduates in hydrology, environmental science and water resources engineering to begin in March 2024.

We are seeking applications from skilled and qualified people with a degree in civil or environmental engineering, and a passion to work in a water related field with our industry leading consulting firm.

Please see our job listings for more information.

HARC was proud to support Engineers Australia – Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium in Brisbane once again in 2022.

This year’s theme ‘The past, the present, the future’ highlighted the work and impact of our industry predecessors, current water-related issues and trends, and the innovations and technologies shaping the future of water engineering.

Our team gave five presentations over the three-day program:

What can Australian Rainfall and Temperature Trends tell us about Climate Change (and what can’t they tell us)?

Presenter: Russell Beatty

Refined treatment of noise and negatives in flows derived by a water balance on storage.

Presenter: Katherine Szabo

Quantifying errors in areal rainfall estimates due to interpolation in poorly gauged regions.

Presenter: Matthew Scorah

Hydrological and hydraulic modelling of design floods for the Menindee Lakes.

Presenter: Dr Phillip Jordan

The impact of spatial variability on flood response in small catchments.

Presenter: Tim Craig

Contact us if you would like more information about any of these presentations.

HARC was proud to contribute six papers to the 2022 joint ANCOLD NZSOLD conference held in Sydney. The papers were:

  • Application of the SFAIRP principle to a diverse portfolio of dams—Day 1– Session 1 – Risk Informed FrameworksMark Pearse
  • A structured approach to prioritisation of risk control measures across a portfolio of dams—Day 1 – Session 1 – Risk Informed Frameworks Mark Pearse
  • A comprehensive operational risk assessment framework for dam systems — Day 1 – Session 2 – New GuidelinesRichard Mannix
  • Beyond 100% is meaningless and unsustainable for public communications on the flood status of dams—Day 1 – Session 2 – Sustainable Management 2Michel Raymond
  • Considerations on the use of forecast rainfall for dam operations —Day 2 – Session 1 – New Technology 3Phillip Jordan
  • The impact of hydraulic model resolution on potential loss of life assessments and flood extents—Day 2 – Session 1 – New Technology 3 – Yue (Albert) Shen

The ANCOLD NZSOLD 2022 program can be found here.

HARC contributed six papers to the 2021 virtual ANCOLD conference from November 24 to December 15. The papers are:

  • Lessons learnt from the application of HEC-LifeSim 2.0 to multiple dams across Australia
  • Designing dam safety emergency exercises in an inter-related risk environment to build resilience
  • Development of a practical SFAIRP framework for dams
  • Application of joint probability design flood estimation in the Philippines and potential benefits in data-sparse regions of Australia
  • WaterNSW Dam Safety Alert Trigger Framework (with WaterNSW)
  • A review of Victoria’s dam safety regulatory framework (with DELWP)

The ANCOLD 2021 program can be found here.

Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium 2021

The Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium is a great opportunity to come together as a community and share insights and innovation. We are excited to be part of this digital event in 2021.

Across the Symposium, the HARC team gave five presentations.

Reassessing flood hydrology for Burdekin Falls Dam

Presenter: Dr Phillip Jordan

Session day and time: Tuesday 31st September, 13:00 – 13:20

Regional Flood Frequency Estimation in Arid Australia

Presenter: Andrew Northfield

Session day and time: Tuesday 31st September, 13:40 – 14:00

Benchmarking ARR2019 for Victoria

Abstract: Erin Hughes

Session day and time: Wednesday the 1st of September, 11:10 – 1130

Incorporating stochastic variation of storm space-time pattern centring in a Monte Carlo hydrologic model

Presenter: Matthew Scorah

Session day and time: Wednesday 1st September 14:30 – 14:50

Estimates of spatial coherence and dependence for extreme storms in the tropical and coastal regions of Australia

Presenter: Matthew Scorah

Session day and time: Wednesday 1st September 14:50 – 15:10