12th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering

On behalf of the Ecohydraulics Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and the National Committee on Water Engineering of Engineers Australia (EA), we were delighted to have you at the 12th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering on 9-11 Feb 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. This conference was run jointly with the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE2016).

Under the overall theme of Hydraulics and the Environment – Working with Nature, the National Conference on Hydraulics in Water focused on the ways in which hydraulics contributes to sustainable engineering investigations and design in the water environment.

This conference was jointly run with the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE2016), taking place on 7-12 Feb 2016. Delegates have the option of registering for the full ISE 2016 meeting (including registration for the three-day Hydraulics in Water Engineering conference) or register just for the three-day Hydraulics in Water Engineering conference.  

The 12th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering technical program included the following:

  • Keynote presentations, including the Henderson Oration
  • Technical Sessions with oral and poster presentations on water engineering hydraulics
  • A full day workshop on Thursday 11th Feb incorporating the launch of the hydraulics book of ARR and latest developments in 2D modelling for water engineering applications

ARR and 2D Modelling Workshop

The program for the workshop included:

  • Henderson Oration - Professor Bob Keller
  • ARR Introduction to Book 6 Flood Hydraulics
  • 2D Modelling Workshop - Part 1 State of the Art in 2D Modelling
  • 2D Modelling Workshop – Part 2 - Advanced 2D Techniques

The workshop was presented by key ARR authors and industry specialists in 2D modelling

The Henderson Oration speaker was Professor Robert Keller.
Professor Robert Keller MIEAust Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University Professor Keller attended the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, graduating PhD in Civil Engineering in 1972. He spent 2 years at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany before returning to New Zealand to take up the position of Head of the Hydraulics Laboratory of the Ministry of Works and Development, from 1974 to 1979. Since 1979, Professor Keller has been a member of the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University, retiring in February 2008 as an Associate Professor. He developed the Hydraulics Laboratory which was specifically designed for physical model studies and advanced hydraulic engineering research. He continues to work on research projects and undertake consulting assignments. His main areas of expertise are flow measurement in open channels, physical and numerical modelling of rivers and hydraulic structures, river stability and scour studies, and steady and transient flow analyses of pipe network systems.