top

Flood specialist joins international committee


New Zealand civil engineer, Alastair Barnett has recently been elected to full membership of the Flood Risk Management Technical Committee of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).

He joins other members on the committee from the USA, China, Germany, Italy and Belgium. The Flood Risk Management Technical Committee was formed in 2015 at the IAHR World Congress in The Hague.

Its key focus is practical solutions in Flood Risk Management problem solving - a key concern for the water community worldwide, driven largely by transformation of rural landscapes, unsustainable urban population growth and climate change.

Dr Barnett adds that he would be happy to facilitate contributions to the world debate on flood management objectives and techniques by other specialist flood engineers in New Zealand, as well as in the other 35 countries where our New Zealand software is used for flood management.

Email: barncon@xtra.co.nz