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The AHA 2014 Conference is to be held in Sydney, NSW at the ANZ Stadium from the 28 October – 31 October.

The AHA 2014 Conference program below is still to be finalised.

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Tuesday 28th October

Time Topic Name / Location Representing / Country
17:00 Registration Millenium 2/3  
18:00 Welcome Reception Millenium 2/3 Sponsored by Xylem Analytics Australia (YSI)
20:00 Welcome Reception Closes Millenium 2/3  

Wednesday 29th October

Time Topic Name / Location Representing / Country
08:30 Registration and Coffee Exhibition Hall  
09:00 MC Welcome Bill Steen Australian Hydrographers Association
09:15 Opening Speaker
Ray Boyton NSW Office of Water
09:46 Special Keynote Speaker
Drawing Insights from Water Data — Challenges and Opportunities
Dr Dasarath (Jaya) Jayasuriya Bureau of Meteorology
10:18 Group Photo ANZ Stadium Field  
10:30 Morning Tea Millenium 2/3  
10:58 Welcome Back Prize Draw MC and Sponsor Representative Australian Hydrographers Association
11:01 Hydrography underground: Keynote Speaker
Groundwater interaction with rivers: Current understanding and research needs
Peter Cook CSIRO Land and Water
11:30 Hydrography underground:
Monitoring Coal Seam Gas in NSW – Some of the Issues facing NSW
John Hayes NSW Office of Water
12:00 Hydrography underground:
Soil moisture monitoring in Southland, New Zealand
Dianne Elliotte Environment Southland, NZ
12:30 Lunch Millenium 2/3  
13:25 Welcome back prize draw MC and Sponsor Representative Australian Hydrographers Association
13:30 Hydrography underground:
Bore Hole Monitoring – Coal Seam Gas Projects Southern Queensland
Matt Saunders Unidata Pty Ltd, WA
14:00 Hydrography underground:
From the Walls to the Ocean: An overview of contemporary hydrography in the city
Harrison Schofield Sydney Water
14:30 Hydrography underground;
Hydrography above ground:
Applying Traditional and Not So Traditional Hydrographic Techniques to Maintain Security of Supply Under a Drying Climate
Jacquie Bellhouse Water Corporation WA
15:00 Afternoon Tea Millenium 2/3  
15:25 Welcome back prize draw Millenium 1/3  
15:30 Hydrography above ground: Keynote Speaker
When good models do more than advance the cause of fashion …
Greg Allen Sydney Water
16:00 Hydrography above ground:
A Look into the Hydrology System of Ventura County, California, USA
Ron Marotto County of Ventura WPD, USA
16:30 Hydrography above ground:
Lahar Monitoring in the Central Plateau, NZ – Mt Ruapehu and the Whangaehu valley
Matthew Putt Horizons Regional Council, NZ
19:00 Pre Dinner Drinks ANZ Stadium Field  
19:30 Dinner Champions Room  

Thursday 30th October

Time Topic Name / Location Representing / Country
08:55 MC welcomes guests Millenium 1/3 Australian Hydrographers Association
09:00 Hydrography above ground:
NSW Sea Level Trends – The Ups & Downs
Ed Couriel and Ben Modra Manly Hydraulic Laboratory
NSW Public Works
09:30 Hydrography above ground:
Melbourne Water: A Diverse User of Hydrographic Data
Jess Egan and Michael O’Hagan Melbourne Water
10:00 Hydrography above ground:
Is yesterdays high stage modelling, still todays high stage rating ?
Daniel Budge NSW Office of Water
10:30 Morning Tea Millenium 2/3  
10:55 Welcome back prize draw MC and Sponsor Representative Millenium 1/3
11:00 AHA Annual General Meeting Millenium 1/3  
11:30 AHA Review of 2013 Millenium 1/3  
12:00 Hydrography above ground:
Burnett River Floods and Gauging & Rating Implications
Ray Maynard DNRM, Bundaberg QLD
12:30 Lunch Millenium 2/3  
13:25 Welcome back prize draw Millenium 1/3  
13:30 Breaking ground in hydrography: Keynote Speaker
From Haiti to Typhoon Haiyan: Insights
from Google’s Crisis Response Team
Anthony Baxter Google Crisis Response, NSW
14:00 Breaking ground in hydrography:
Monitoring visible flows using web enabled remote camera technology
Andrew Pearce NSW Office of Water
14:30 Breaking ground in hydrography:
Use of a multibeam system to conduct a bathymetric survey of a reservoir and accurately assess storage capacity
Justin Stockley Pentair, WA
15:00 Afternoon Tea Millenium 2/3  
15:25 Welcome back prize draw Millenium 1/3  
15:30 Breaking ground in hydrography:
National Industry Guidelines for Hydrometric Monitoring – Adoption and Implementation at a national level
Linton Johnston Bureau of Meteorology
16:00 Breaking ground in hydrography:
The Cost/Value of High Stage Gaugings – The 2012 Culgoa River Flood
Roger Patricks NSW Office of Water
16:29 Prize Draws Millenium 1/3  
16:35 Alex Miller Award Presented Millenium 1/3  
16:47 Conference Wrap Up Millenium 1/3  

Posters Tuesday to Thursday

Time Topic Name / Location Representing / Country
All day   Exhibition Hall  
  Water Industry Guidelines – Adding Groundwater to the Mix 1. Jacquie Bellhouse2. Simon Cruickshank3. Laura Torrible 1. WA Water Corporation2. DLRM NT3. Bureau of Meteorology
  The Search for Contamination: Groundwater Sampling at Service Stations Nigel Drought Thiess Environmental Monitoring
  Low infiltration sewerage systems and their role in reducing wet weather sewerage overflows within the Sydney Basin Christopher Harris Sydney Water
  Evolving Technology, Methodology, Geomorphology and Identifying Changes in High Stage Ratings Adam Wiggins NSW Office of Water
  Assessing Performance Below the Ground Sarah-Kate Dakin and Greg Thatcher NSW Public Works Manly Hydraulics Laboratory
  Rainfall and Oil Nicholas Holwerda Auckland Council


Friday 31 October

Field Trip

Time Agenda Item Location Representing
09:00 RiverPro Demonstration with coffee provided by UVS & Teledyne RDI Ryde Wharf UVS & Teledyne RDI
  On route to Fort Denison … Home of the oldest tidal gauge in Australia.
Morning tea served onboard muffins, coffee & juice.

Fort Denison
Fort Denison © 2006 Andy Mitchell CC BY-SA
Ryde Wharf to Fort Denison  
  Various Sites around Sydney Harbour including Goat Island. Natalie Noakes Onboard Sydney Water
  Time to wonder: Fort Denison including a tour conducted by National Parks Fort Denison National Parks
  On route — Buffet lunch with soft drinks. Sydney Harbour  
  SIMS Presentation – Dr. Moninya Roughan Onboard SIMS
  Integrated Marine Observing System. Dr. Moninya Roughan Onboard UNSW/SIMS
  Work On & Around the Harbour. Edward Couriel Onboard NSW Public Works MHL
14:30 Arrival at Ryde Wharf where the Field Trip will conclude. Ryde Wharf