Paul Langshaw was inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Hydrographers Association with Life Membership on Tuesday 26 October 2016.
Having previously worked as a hydrographer at Sydney Water, Paul set up his own company Rainman Recycled Water in 1998.
Paul was appointed to an AHA training subcommittee in 2002, becoming a member of the AHA Committee and national training coordinator in 2007, where he continued until December 2015.
As national training coordinator, Paul has brought great passion to developing the professionalism of hydrographers. He represented AHA at Government Skills Australia to see development of a nationally recognised Diploma level course. He established and coordinated the Hydrographic Basics course. His efforts led to recognition of Hydrography in the Australian New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) and issuance of code 311415 HYDROGRAPHER: Measures, analyses and maintains the flow and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage, and surveys and maps oceans, seas and rivers.
Paul was project officer preparing the drafts of the National Industry Guidelines for Hydrometric Monitoring, now published by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Congratulations Paul, for your significant contribution to the profession and to the AHA and on your appointment as “Fellow of the Australian Hydrographers Association with Life Membership”.