Operational Overview

Water and Environment

BMT’s consultancy services and software tools are widely used to address issues affecting the natural and urban environment and to monitor compliance with environmental legislation.


Throughout the year, our highly qualified engineers and scientists continued to meet the water and environmental consultancy and modelling needs of customers including government agencies, municipal and port authorities, development organisations and private companies. Our services encompassed flooding, water quality, coastal processes, urban stormwater, the built environment, ecology, environmental management and contaminated land remediation.


A strong demand for water and environment services in Australia helped to ensure a good overall performance in the year.


In North America, our contaminated land assessment and remediation activities achieved an excellent result while our Hong Kong built environment services had a record year. BMT’s London office is helping to support further expansion of our water and environment services into European markets.


Outlook

As pressures on the environment and water resources increase we expect demand for our services to grow. At the same time extreme weather events mean that our services in flood prediction and protection are in demand. Our specialist software tools are gaining international recognition leading to growing opportunities in Europe and North America.


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Highlights

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    Given the close proximity of the World Hertiage listed, Great Barrier Reef, BMT continues to be involved in all major port development work in Queensland to provide environmental protection – a key concern of regulators and consent authorities.
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    We have developed our Tuflow modelling tool to use GPU technology. It has reduced computational effort by more than 100 times, which allows us to model even larger areas and, for the first time, use full twodimensional flood modelling for real-time flood forecasting.
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    BMT won the Program Innovation Award at this year’s Australian Water Association awards for helping with the sustainable management of waterways in the Moreton Bay Region, one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas.
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