The HWRS 2022 Organising Committee is comprised of the following members. 

Mr Anthony Gaffney MIEAust — Chair Organising Committee

Associate Director — Water Resource Engineer I AECOM

Anthony is an Associate Director (Water Resources) with AECOM. He has more than 24 years of experience in the application of hydrology and hydraulic modelling for infrastructure-related engineering projects. Anthony’s main project focus is leading hydrology, hydraulics, and drainage teams to deliver linear infrastructure projects across a range of project stages. Anthony applies his technical skills and leadership across major infrastructure projects along the eastern seaboard of Australia. He is a past Queensland Water Panel Chair and has contributed to previous organising committees for various conferences. Anthony’s position as Chair of the Organising Committee brings together his technical knowledge and leadership to help deliver a successful HWRS 2022.


Ms Trinity Graham BEng, MEngSc, CPEng, NER, FIEAust, RPEQ — Vice Chair Organising Committee

Principal, Water I Aurecon

Trinity is Principal at Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd with 29 years of experience in consulting engineering. She is a highly experienced Chartered flooding and drainage engineer with flood risk management expertise across a broad range of major infrastructure projects including road, rail, airport, port and gas projects. She has demonstrated capabilities across planning, tender and detailed design phases of projects for state and local government, private organisations, and contractors, and undertakes a wide range of independent verification and peer review roles.


Mr Laurence Allan BEng, MIEAust, RPEQ

Principal Engineer I Allan and Dennis


Professor Hubert Chanson PhD Deng

Professor, School of Civil Engineering I University of Queensland

Hubert Chanson is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland, where he has been since 1990, having previously enjoyed an industrial career for six years. His main field of expertise is environmental fluid mechanics and hydraulic engineering, both in terms of theoretical fundamentals, physical and numerical modelling. He leads a group of up to 10 researchers, largely targeting flows around hydraulic structures, two-phase (gas-liquid and solid-liquid) free-surface flows, turbulence in steady and unsteady open-channel flows, using computation, lab-scale experiments, fieldwork, and analysis. He has published more than 1,250 peer-reviewed publications including two dozen books. He serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics, the latter of which he is currently a Senior Editor.


Mr Daniel Copelin BEnd, MIEAust, NER, RPEQ

Senior Engineer, Water Management I Brisbane City Council


Dr Helen Fairweather SFHEA, FIEAust, CPEng

Senior Lecturer, Environmental Engineering I University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Helen Fairweather is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in hydrology and environmental engineering.  Her areas of expertise include hydrology, flood modelling, hydrodynamic processes, rainfall intensity, frequency and duration, groundwater-surface reservoir interaction, water-sensitive urban design, and climate change mitigation and adaptation in the coastal zones.  She led the development of the science component of a project to revise the flood risk assessment methodology to take account of climate change in the relevant Queensland State Planning Policy. She was the program leader for the CRC for Irrigation Technologies for the Toolkits Program. Helen was elected to the Queensland Divisional committee of Engineers Australia in 2021 and is currently Co-Chair of the Sunshine Coast Regional committee. 


Mrs Nicole Geale BEng, BSc, CPEng, NER, MIEAust

Associate Water Resources Engineer I WSP

Nicole is a Chartered associate engineer with 14 years of consulting experience and a special focus on water resource management, flooding assessment, and water quality assessment. Her projects include a range of surface water studies and flood impact assessments for the mining, transport, and government sectors across Queensland and NSW. Her experience includes work in the areas of hydrologic and 1D/2D hydraulic flood modelling, surface water impact assessment, water quality modelling, water balance modelling, water supply, and catchment management.


Mr Chris Huxley BEng, Mphil

Principal Engineer I BMT

Chris is a Principal Engineer for BMT (the developers of TUFLOW) with more than 18 years of experience in the field of flood and stormwater modelling and floodplain management.

Chris is currently a senior member of the TUFLOW hydraulic modelling software development team and an Adjunct Lecturer at Central Queensland University where he teaches hydraulic modelling. He is also a regular guest lecturer on applied hydraulic modelling at the University of Queensland and Monash University. Prior to his current role in the software development and teaching sectors Chris worked in consulting and successfully completed and managed numerous studies throughout Queensland and New South Wales, and California, USA. Studies that Chris led addressed a diverse range of factors including stormwater management; infrastructure design; flood risk management; flood mitigation; land use development planning and approvals and emergency response planning. Chris has advised clients in both the public and private sectors, including state government agencies, local councils, private developers, and flood insurance companies.


Mr Robert McGlinn BEng Env (Hons), MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ

Senior Engineer, Flood Management I Brisbane City Council     

Robert is a Senior Engineer with the Flood Management Unitat Brisbane City Council. He has more than 15 years of experience in floodplain management in local government. Robert has experience in hydrologic and hydraulic flood modelling, flood risk management, hydrometrics and flood data collection and management. Robert also performs in a flood operational role during significant weather events (including the notable 2011 floods, 2013 Ex-TC Oswald and 2017 Ex-TC Debbie). Robert is a past Chair of the QLD Water Panel and assisted with organising Queensland Water Symposiums and Michael Woodhouse Undergraduate Awards events. 


Mr Lindsay Millard MEng Sc, BE, BBus

Senior Project Engineer I Seqwater

Lindsay Millard is a hydrologist at Seqwater and is Deputy Chair of Queensland Water Panel. He has been involved with flood risk, dam safety, consequence assessments, dam and major road infrastructure upgrades. He has worked in Australia, UK, and the Middle East on floodplain and water resource studies.


Ms Cara Van Megchelen MIEAust NER

Water Resources Engineer I WaterNSW

Cara has over ten years water engineering experience on a range of water quality, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling projects. Cara holds a Masters in Water Management and Engineering from Delft University of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental with Honours from Monash University. Cara is an active panel member and co-vice chair of the Engineers Australia Queensland Water Panel.


Mr Daniel Wood MIEAust

Senior Principal I WMA Water

Daniel Wood has more than 10 years of experience in the industry specialising in floodplain management and hydraulic modelling in Australia. He has been project manager on projects ranging from single-site developments to cross catchment studies. Additionally, he has expertise in catchment management strategies, flood studies and flood mitigation projects. Daniel has successfully conducted flood mapping and mitigation projects, water quality and environmental projects for private clients and government agencies across Australia. Daniel has undertaken policy review for government entities and provided input in revisions of national guidelines.




Call for abstracts open

15 Mar 2022

Call for abstracts close

03 Jun 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance

17 Jun 2022

Early bird registrations open

15 Jul 2022

Paper submission deadline

22 Jul 2022

Early bird registrations close

31 Aug 2022

Standard registrations open

01 Sep 2022

Standard registrations close

22 Nov 2022

Late registrations open

23 Nov 2022

HWRS 2022 Day 1

30 Nov 2022

HWRS 2022 Day 2

02 Dec 2022

HWRS 2022 Day 3

03 Dec 2022