about

Delivering specialised programs for our clients across the globe.

Urban Water Solutions was established in 2007 and has since delivered countless specialised projects for clients in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, USA, Colombia and Samoa.

We are experts in many key aspects of water and wastewater systems such as:

  • Wastewater Hydraulic Modelling and Master Planning
  • Water Supply Hydraulic Modelling and Master Planning
  • Inflow/Infiltration Studies
  • Pressure Sewerage Analysis, Optimisation and Design
  • Pressure Sewer Field Monitoring
  • Wastewater Quality and Salinity Modelling
  • Concept and Functional Design
  • Field Monitoring Planning & Management (Water and Sewer)
  • Data Quality Reviews
  • Expert Technical Advice
  • Training, Mentoring and Workshops

 

Whatever the project, our focus is to work collaboratively with our Clients to achieve their desired outcomes.

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help to deliver your next project, please call +61 3 9419 6667 or email admin@urbanwatersolutions.com

services

We provide program development, on-job training, mentoring and workshops.

To find out more about the services we offer see below:

  • Sewerage System Modelling and Master Planning

    200 modelling projects and counting…

    As technical advisors, technical managers, project managers or project engineers, the staff at Urban Water Solutions have been responsible for flow monitoring, model building, model calibration, system optimisation, master planning and options development for over 200 modelling projects across the globe. These studies have ranged from rural townships with populations of 1000, up to city wide “macro models” with populations of over 3 million.

    Services provided:

    • Data collection & review;
    • Data conversion & processing;
    • Flow survey planning, management and data review;
    • Model building;
    • Model calibration & verification;
    • System performance assessment;
    • Inflow/infiltration assessment;
    • Options development;
    • Masterplan development; and
    • Training and capacity development.
  • Water Supply Modelling and Master Planning

    We have extensive experience in carrying out water network modelling analysis and master planning projects across Australia and internationally. Our highly experienced team has undertaken projects ranging from calibration of rural supply systems, up to the Melbourne transfer system model serving over 4 million customers.

    Our range of water network services include:

    • Hydraulic model building using authority data sets;
    • Field test planning;
    • Model validation against SCADA data;
    • Model calibration with field test data;
    • System performance assessments;
    • Operational model development including IW Live;
    • Development of future models;
    • Master planning and development of staged servicing strategies to service future growth;
    • Training of water authority staff in best practice modelling techniques; and
    • Development of intelligent water network strategy.
  • Integrated Water Management

    Integrated Water Management requires understanding the interdependencies between different urban water systems. Quantifying these linkages both spatially and temporally allows for the development of tools to optimise capital and operating expenses, whilst minimising customer disruptions due to sewerage or stormwater flooding. The impacts of alternate water sources such as rainwater tanks, stormwater harvesting and recycled water networks on the potable water network can be explicitly tested and understood. We have experience in creating and using integrated water models for a variety of purposes.

  • Pressure Sewer Analysis and Design

    First introduced in Australia in 2001, the use of pressure sewer systems to service both new developments and backlog programmes is now becoming widespread. Pressure sewer systems can offer significant advantages over conventional gravity sewer systems, including:

    • Reduced pipe sizes;
    • Shallower pipe depths;
    • Reduced number of conventional sewage pump stations; and
    • They are suited to developments where gravity sewer systems are infeasible due to site characteristics such as minimal falls or high water tables.

     

    These advantages can translate into considerable cost savings for Water Authorities and developers.

    Urban Water Solutions’ staff pioneered the use of dynamic hydraulic modelling software for pressure sewer design in 2004, an approach that has since been adopted progressively by Water Authorities across Australia.

    Urban Water Solutions is Australia’s leading expert in the dynamic hydraulic modelling of pressure sewer systems.  Using sophisticated software with real time control optimisation, we are able to provide our clients with optimised designs for new systems and operations enhancement advice for existing systems.

    Urban Water Solutions’ services include:

    • Modelling and analysis of existing systems for compliance and operational enhancement;
    • Optimised concept and functional design of new systems;
    • Design review;
    • Field monitoring;
    • Master planning; and
    • Intelligent design using control protocol design.

key
personnel

Our team has decades of water engineering experience.

See below for details of our team.

  • Neil Moody
    Director
    Neil Moody
    Director
    B.E. Civil (Hons)
    CPEng Engineers Australia

    Neil has over 31 years of experience working in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Samoa, Malaysia, Colombia and the U.K. and is a specialist in the development and implementation of major collection system hydraulic modelling and master planning projects. Projects have included sewerage network strategic planning, collection system network modelling and optimisation strategies using RTC and water quality, development of water industry information management systems, stormwater treatment and sewage treatment plant design. Over the past 14 years Neil has been at the forefront of large pressure sewer design using dynamic hydraulic models.

  • Paul Edwards
    Principal Consultant
    Paul Edwards
    Principal Consultant
    CEng – Engineers Ireland

    Paul has over 25 years of engineering experience, including 22 years in the water industry specialising in sewerage and drainage system modelling and system analysis, working in Australia, the UK, Ireland, the United States, New Zealand, Samoa and Malaysia. Principally his expertise is in sewerage and drainage studies, developing and calibrating network models for conventional gravity and pressure sewerage collections systems and using the models for hydraulic analysis and master plan development.

  • Kim Khoo
    Principal Engineer
    Kim Khoo
    Principal Engineer
    B.E. Civil (Hons)
    Masters (MRes) Civil Engineering

    Kim is a civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in model build, calibration and master planning for both water and waste water systems using various modelling software packages. She has worked on numerous hydraulic modelling and planning projects throughout Australia as well leading a number of major water supply network modelling and master planning projects in Singapore and Malaysia.

  • Ann Pugh
    Principal Engineer
    Ann Pugh
    Principal Engineer
    B.E. Civil (Hons)

    Ann has over 21 years of experience in the water industry and has worked with many water authorities, both domestically and overseas, to implement digital tools that provide efficiencies in planning and operational activities. She has an in-depth knowledge of the InfoWorks and IWLive suite of software and has conducted many technical presentations, training courses. Ann is a qualified PRINCE2 Project Manager. Ann is currently completing a Masters of Integrated Water Management.

  • Kerry Brooksmith
    Senior Engineer
    Kerry Brooksmith
    Senior Engineer
    B. E. Civil

    Kerry has over 21 years’ experience in the water industry and specialises is the model build, verification and calibration for water supply networks, master planning and water demand management.

    Kerry has worked on projects of all sizes – small, rural scale, up to a re-build of the Melbourne Water transfer network model from the latest GIS data. This model includes 965km of water mains, 679 valves, 55 reservoirs, 54 pumps and 4 supply sources.

  • Davide Bertamini
    Senior Engineer
    Davide Bertamini
    Senior Engineer
    MSc, Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Davide is a Civil Engineer with 12 years’ experience working on a large variety of projects in the industrial, commercial and residential fields. He has a well-rounded experience in water supply, storm water and waste water drainage modelling; system analysis and design; as well as design of infrastructure and main roads.

    At UWS, Davide has been predominantly involved in building, calibrating and undertaking system performances of hydraulic systems. He has also been involved in several pressure sewer design and system analysis.

    He is proficient at various modelling software packages, including InfoWorks WS, CS and ICM; GIS software (MapInfo, ArcView and ArcGis), Asset and Data Management System (InfoNet) and drawing packages (AutoCAD).

    Davide has a strong background in implementing and managing OH&S and QA systems. Davide is the appointed Integrated Management System (IMS) Manager at UWS.

  • Bradley Nissley
    Project Engineer
    Bradley Nissley
    Project Engineer

    Bradley is a Civil Engineer with over five years of hydraulic engineering experience gained at Urban Water Solutions. He has worked on multiple projects including model build and verification for both water supply and waste water systems using InfoWorks WS, CS and ICM software and stormwater data capture using ArcGIS.

    Bradley graduated Summa cum Laude (High Distinction) from Florida State University in May 2011. Florida State University is an ABET accredited university. He has completed his certification as an Engineer Intern which is recognized throughout the United States of America and is required in the US in order to work as a Civil Engineer.

  • Nicholas Longden
    Project Engineer
    Nicholas Longden
    Project Engineer

    Nicholas is a Project Engineer with 2 years of hydraulic modelling experience gained at both Urban Water Solutions and at a previous employer in the United Kingdom.  He has more than five years of post-graduate engineering work experience as an environmental engineer and assistant project manager. Nicholas completed his bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at University of Technology, Sydney and a master of environmental science from the University of Wollongong.

  • Kiara Lim
    Project Engineer
    Kiara Lim
    Project Engineer

    Kiara is a civil engineer with 3 years of hydraulic modelling experience gained at Urban Water Solutions. In her time at UWS she has worked on multiple projects for Clients across Australia and the USA. In addition to developing her skills with build / calibration for waste water systems using the InfoWorks ICM software, Kiara has well developed skills in data management, Excel and MapInfo GIS software.

    Kiara graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in December 2015. The RMIT B.E Civil and Infrastructure (Hons) engineering program is accredited by Engineers Australia.

  • Aidan Sloggett
    Project Engineer
    Aidan Sloggett
    Project Engineer

    Aidan is a Project Engineer with 2 years of hydraulic modelling experience gained at Urban Water Solutions. In his time at UWS he has already worked on multiple projects including model build and calibration for wastewater systems using InfoWorks ICM software and GIS software MapInfo.

    Aidan graduated with Honours from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in December 2016. The RMIT B.E Civil and Infrastructure (Hons) engineering program is accredited by Engineers Australia.

  • Max Ford
    Graduate Engineer
    Max Ford
    Graduate Engineer

    Max is a Project Engineer with 2 years of hydraulic modelling experience gained at Urban Water Solutions including a year with UWS as an intern during his studies. Max has worked on a wide range of water and sewerage system hydraulic modelling projects in Australia and the USA using InfoWorks ICM software and GIS software MapInfo.

    Max has recently worked on the Wongthaggi Water Model Update, Glenorchy Water Model Update, West Memphis Sewer Model Build and has undertaken numerous Pressure and Flow Investigations.

  • Christian Calabro
    Graduate Engineer
    Christian Calabro
    Graduate Engineer

    Christian Calabro worked for Urban Water Solutions as a Technical Officer whilst completing his Bachelor of Civil Engineering.  During this time he worked on sewer hydraulic modelling projects.

    He joined the team full time in March 2020.

  • Buddy
    Manager of Organisational Culture
    Buddy
    Manager of Organisational Culture

    Buddy is a Brittany Spaniel that regularly attends the UWS offices and is in charge of stress relief and wellbeing.  He encourages employees to take regular breaks and walks.

  • Teddy
    Wellbeing Expert
    Teddy
    Wellbeing Expert

    Teddy is responsible for employee wellbeing and is the cause of much laughter in the office.