Members Directory

Sustaining Members

GHD Pty. Ltd.

GHD is an international network of engineers, architects and environmental scientists serving clients in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Tasmania is Australia's leading clean energy business, largest generator of renewable energy, and champions for a sustainable future. It’s also Australia’s largest water manager. Every year, Hydro Tasmania produces about 9000 gigawatt hours of clean electricity from a hydropower network including 30 power stations and more than 50 major dams, while also generating from wind and gas. Hydro Tasmania stands ready to help make Tasmania the renewable energy Battery of the Nation, and create an energy future that's clean, reliable and affordable. Hydro Tasmania employs more than 1100 people, including almost 750 Tasmanians.

KCB Australia Pty Ltd

KCB Australia Pty Ltd (KCBAus) is an award-winning engineering, geoscience and environmental consulting firm delivering professional and practical technical solutions. With our strong culture of quality, health and safety, community engagement and ethics, and over 65 years of developing sustainable solutions for clients, we’re ready for your challenging mining, energy, power, transportation or infrastructure projects.

SA Water

Every day, SA Water’s people embrace the challenge of delivering safe, sustainable and affordable water services to more than 1.6 million South Australian customers. Owned by the Government of South Australia, SA Water manages more than $13 billion worth of assets, our water quality expertise is recognised internationally and we are a leader in wastewater recycling. We employ more than 1400 people, each one helping to ensure that we deliver efficient and responsive services to our customers into the future.


SMEC is a progressive company, delivering engineering excellence, design innovation and advisory services to clients worldwide. In partnership with the Surbana Jurong Group we provide a talent pool of 13,000 people across a network of 110 offices in over 40 countries. A leader in the field of dams and hydropower, our expertise encompasses all aspects of dam investigation, design, construction and dam safety management. This includes foundation and seismic assessments; geotechnical, hydrologic, hydraulic and structural design; and the design and construction management of spillways and hydraulic structures.


SunWater is a bulk water infrastructure developer and manager playing a key role in Australia’s water industry, owning and managing around $7 billion in water infrastructure assets and supplying approximately 40% of all water used commercially in Queensland. Our extensive network of water supply infrastructure supports mining, power generation, industry, urban development and irrigated agriculture throughout Queensland and ensures we take the right steps towards water for the future. Operating across Queensland we have a proven 85 year history of growth and leadership in delivering world-class bulk water infrastructure solutions.

Water Corporation of WA

We are the principal supplier of water, wastewater and drainage services in Western Australia.Our services, projects and activities span over 2.6 million square kilometres. We have over 2,500 employees and participate in alliances to manage an asset base of over $15 billion in water supply, wastewater, drainage infrastructure and bulk water for irrigation. We are owned by the Western Australian Government and accountable to our sole shareholder, Minister for Water the Hon Dave Kelly MLA, for delivery of our services in a commercial manner. Most of our surplus is returned to the government as a dividend to contribute to the development of the state, with the remainder reinvested in capital works

Organisational Members


Geotechnical Engineering (Geotech), is one of Australia’s most diversely skilled civil contracting businesses. Part of the extended ACCIONA Geotech business, Geotech offers project management, engineering and construction services to local, national and international clients working through Australasia. Since 1972 Geotech has chosen to specialise in delivery of unique range of specialist civil construction projects. Our customers require services including; Geotechnical Construction, Basement and Foundation Construction, Dam Upgrades, Power and Hydro Power, Geotechnical Services and Civil Contracting.


AECOM is a recognised leader in dam engineering and provides a full range of services including risk assessment, feasibility through to design and construction, commissioning, on-going safety surveillance, maintenance and decommissioning. We frequently draw upon specialty expertise from the wider resource pool of AECOM offices to successfully deliver projects. This allows us to have a core local team while utilising regional and international expertise and state of the art practice to deliver best for project outcomes for our clients.

Alcoa of Australia Limited

Alcoa of Australia is owned 60 per cent by Alcoa Corporation and 40 per cent by Alumina Limited. The Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies including approximately 4,300 direct job, predominantly in regional Australia. Principal operations include: two bauxite mines in Western Australia (Huntly and Willowdale); three alumina refineries in Western Australia (Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup); one aluminium smelter in Victoria (Portland); and two dedicated port facilities in Western Australia (Kwinana and Bunbury). For more information visit


Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most significant projects in the built environment. Our experienced members combine a commitment to Total Design practice and an understanding of local clients and markets, with genuine enthusiasm for collaboration and technical excellence. Committed to sustainability, we are acutely aware of the vital importance dams and reservoirs play in our communities. Our approach considers the needs of all stakeholders and draws on diverse expertise to deliver the best user-experience, and best-practice solutions to challenging problems to shape a better world, led by our Australasian Dams Leader Dr Nihal Vitharana, an industry leader in dams, earthquakes, and structural engineering.

ATC Williams

ATC Williams specialises in the mining and resource sectors. We provide strategic and design solutions for tailings management, water management, and associated geotechnical engineering to mining companies worldwide. Our focus is on a collaborative, holistic approach, to apply our knowledge and experience to maximise project value, whilst minimising risks and environmental impacts. Our design philosophy emphasises practicality and pragmatism, combined with innovative thinking and a strong emphasis on quality. We strive to deliver solutions that are sustainable, cost effective and fit-for-purpose in the long term.

Aurecon Pty Ltd

Aurecon brings ideas to life to design a better future. Imagining what is possible, we turn problems into solutions. We provide advisory, design, delivery and asset management services on projects across a range of markets, in locations worldwide. Understanding the value of expertise, we mobilise our global pool of talent to understand and solve the critical and complex problems you face. We seek to unravel complexity, create clarity and invent new value for you. We use our thinking to provide innovative solutions. We bring ideas to life by partnering with clients and using our innovation and expertise, with technology, to solve your complex problems. To find out more about what we have been up to visit our newsroom, or take a glimpse into the future on our Just Imagine blog.

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Barwon Water

Barwon Water (Barwon Region Water Corporation) is Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation. We have more than 110 years of experience in providing excellence in water, sewer and recycled water services, servicing a community of more than 300,000 permanent residents over 8,100 square kilometres. Building on our core business success, we have entered a new phase in the organisation’s history. Recognising the challenges of climate change, population growth, rapid technological advancement and economic transition, we are shifting our mindset from water utility, to being a leader of the region’s prosperity.

Cairns Regional Council

Central Highlands Water

City of Salisbury

The City of Salisbury is unique in the greater Adelaide Metropolitan Area having a landscape from the escarpment to the plains to the ocean, three separate small river systems through the City.  There are 24 Escarpment detention dams, of which 5 have ANCOLD status.

Coliban Water

Coliban Water provides water and wastewater services to a region with a population of approximately 160,000 people across 16,500 square kilometres of central and northern Victoria. We service 49 towns in nine separate supply systems.

We actively support the enhancement of the social fabric, environmental health and economic development of the communities we serve and in which we operate. We are committed to collaboratively and meaningfully participating in the continued growth, well-being and sustainability of our region and enabling our region to take advantage of opportunities that emerge in the future.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Victoria

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) works to create a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments – where the community is at the centre of everything it does. DELWP works towards recognising the link between the built and natural environment in the quality of our lives, and works to accommodate population growth while maintaining world class liveability and protecting our heritage for future generations. DELWP has a regulatory oversight role for the safety of water storage dams and retarding basins in Victoria.

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME)

Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) works to ensure the responsible and sustainable use of natural resources - water, land, minerals and energy - for the benefit of current and future generations of Queenslanders. Partnerships with our customers and stakeholders are important to us, as we work to deliver policies, programs and services that support industry while reflecting the needs of the broader community. The Department has a role in managing the safety of dams, including regulating the safety of referable dams and managing several state-owned dams and weirs.

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)

EDG Consulting Pty Ltd

Energy Australia NSW Mt. Piper

EnergyAustralia provides gas and electricity to more than 2.6 million residential and business customer accounts in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Queensland. We supply our customers with energy from wholesale markets and our own coal and gas-fired power stations and renewable energy sources. EnergyAustralia, which has its headquarters in Melbourne, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP Group, one of the largest publicly-owned integrated power businesses in the Asia Pacific. Read more about us here:

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Gippsland Water

Gippsland Water delivers reliable, high-quality water, wastewater and waste recovery services to ensure social, environmental and economic benefits to domestic and commercial clients across Central Gippsland. We supply fresh clean drinking water to more than 68,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 61,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. We maintain a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

Gladstone Area Water Board

The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) is a statutory authority that operates Awoonga Dam on the Boyne River, in Central Queensland.  From Awoonga Dam water is provided for inter-basin diversion to the Callide Power Stations.  GAWB is the sole supplier of raw water to major industrial sites in the Gladstone region.  GAWB also supplies treated water direct to major industries and to Gladstone Regional Council for reticulation to the City of Gladstone.

Goulburn-Murray Water

Goulburn-Murray Water is Australia’s largest rural water corporation delivering water to more than 39,000 customers. We manage 24 lakes, dams, reservoirs and weirs in northern Victoria, including four on behalf of the Murray Darling Basin Authority. This accounts for 70 per cent of Victoria’s stored water resources. We maintain the integrity of our dams through regular operation and maintenance activities, routine safety surveillance, dam safety evaluations and where appropriate rehabilitation works.

Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (GWMWater)

GWMWater is a government-owned statutory corporation in north-west Victoria. GWMWater service area covers 62,000 square kilometres  or 25 percent of Victoria. GWMWater provides services to approximately 72,000 people living either on farms or in one of 71 urban centres. GWMWater is a vertically integrated water business directly involved in all aspects of the water cycle. GWMWater operates urban water and wastewater treatment plants, major dams, storages and channels,  stock and domestic pipelines and recycled water schemes.

Hunter Water Corporation Pty Ltd

Hunter Water is a State Owned Corporation (SOC) providing drinking water, wastewater, recycled water and some stormwater services to a population approaching 600,000 people in homes and businesses across the Lower Hunter. Hunter Water was the first SOC to be proclaimed within New South Wales pursuant to the State Owned Corporations Act 1989. We have 456 employees who are committed to delivering safe, affordable and reliable services to our community. Our employees work closely with contractors, stakeholders and the community to manage an asset base of more than $2.5 billion worth of water, wastewater and recycled water infrastructure, ensuring a sustainable water future for the Lower Hunter.

Hydrology and Risk Consulting Pty Ltd (HARC)

Hydrology and Risk Consulting (HARC) is an Australian engineering consultancy focusing on hydrology, dam safety risk management and water resources. The team provides specialist services to a range of industry partners around Australia and is an active ANCOLD member, contributing to numerous ANCOLD conferences, guidelines and workshops.

Icon Water

Icon Water has provided high quality drinking water and reliable sewerage services to Canberra and surrounding regions for over 100 years. We manage over $2 billion worth of assets, including four large water storage dams holding a total of 277.8 gigalitres, 3,300km of water pipeline with 68 urban reservoirs delivering more than 100 megalitres of drinking water a year, and 3,200km of sewerage pipeline to Australia’s largest inland sewage treatment plant that treats over 30 gigalitres of wastewater each year. Our customer focus, reliability and expertise allows us to continue to enhance our community’s quality of life with essential services.

Jacobs Group (AU) Pty Ltd

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for public and private sector organisations globally. This includes providing a complete solution package to its clients’ water challenges, including dams, across the world. Our in-depth knowledge of the regulatory environment enables us to adapt solutions to help our clients address their stakeholder needs – from investor to end user.

Knight Piésold Consulting

Knight Piésold is an employee-owned international company of consulting engineers, scientists and technicians, providing specialised engineering and environmental services to the mining, power, environment, water resources, transportation and construction sectors.  We focus on building close, collaborative working relationships with our clients by understanding their unique needs and the specific requirements of each project.  Our passion and commitment have resulted in numerous award winning projects and long lasting client relationships.

Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water makes a vital contribution to the famous Melbourne lifestyle through the supply of high-quality water, reliable sewerage services, healthy waterways, integrated drainage and flood management services and cooler greener spaces. We help make greater Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Newcrest Mining

NSW Dams Safety Committee

The NSW Dams Safety Committee (DSC), an independent statutory body, formed under the Dams Safety Act 1978 to ensure the safety of prescribed dams. To achieve this, the DSC has set a number of objectives which are aligned with the requirements of the Dams Safety Act 1978. Under its Act, the DSC has roles to:
  • Protect the safety, welfare and interests of the community from dam failure by ensuring that risks from prescribed dams are tolerable;
  • Ensure that DSC safety requirements are met, that risks are properly managed, are regularly reviewed, and are further reduced to a level as low as reasonably practicable; and
  • Ensure the risks to dams and their stored waters from the effects of mining are properly managed and tolerable.
The DSC is also empowered with various enabling functions under the Mining Act 1992 in its role of regulating mining under stored waters to fulfil the above last-noted role.

Public Works Advisory

Public Works Advisory’s expertise is in planning, design, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure projects. Bridging the gap between government and the private sector, we support customers in maximising value, minimising costs and managing the risks of infrastructure projects.  Our experienced dam management and engineering team provide dam owners with the specialist advice and services required to enable them to efficiently operate and maintain their dams to achieve the required levels of service; avoid costly liabilities; and meet owner’s obligations with confidence.

Red Earth Engineering

Red Earth Engineering (REE) combines our knowledge of working as part of the client's team with specialised expertise to provide robust solutions. With 30 engineers in our team and in our 9th year of operation, we are proud to have become a leading tailings and geotechnical consultancy in Australia, and our specialised geosynthetics engineering capabilities recognised internationally.

Richard Rodd & Associates

Richard Rodd is a Member of ANCOLD, with experience covering all phases of investigation, design, construction and safety of major dams (around 100). For the last 15 years Richard has been an independent Peer/Expert Reviewer of dam projects (over 50 dams). He has extensive experience in dam design and construction. He is the Convenor of the ANCOLD Retarding Basin Design and Construction Guideline Committee and a Working Group Member of the Foundation Investigation for Dams Guideline Committee. He has been the author or co-author of a many peer reviewed technical papers on dam projects, (several on large ground anchor technology).

Rio Tinto

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. We’ve led the industry in partnerships, with customers in new markets, and with local communities. We’ve pioneered technological innovations, such as our Mine of the Future™ programme and our low-CO2 aluminium from hydropower. And we’ve paved the way in areas such as safety, tax transparency and legacy management. Yet, it’s not just about our past. We continue to pioneer progress for a better future. Through research and innovation, we’re helping meet the needs of society in a growing and changing world. What we do brings benefits for our people, the communities in which we operate, and beyond.


Seqwater delivers a safe, secure and reliable water supply to South East Queensland, as well as providing essential flood mitigation services and managing catchment health. We also provide water for irrigation to about 1,200 farmers and offer community recreation facilities enjoyed by more than 2.5 million people each year. We own and operate 26 dams, 51 weirs, and two borefields across the region. Twelve key dams across the region supply as much as 90% of South East Queensland’s drinking water.

Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd

SGM Consulting (Aus) Pty Ltd

SGM Consulting provides practical advice to ensure your asset management, project delivery and dam safety program are efficient, effectively manage risk and demonstrate due diligence. We provide unique strategic skills for major asset investment decisions and operational management, developed through successful senior management and board governance responsibilities for the safe operation of dams and major assets. Talk to Shane McGrath and benefit from the experience.

Southern Rural Water

SRG Global Limited

SRG are an Australian complex services company solving the challenging and difficult problems others can’t.  Our vision is to make the complex simple for our customers.  SRG has an impressive track record of dam strengthening and remediation projects on many large dams both within Australia and internationally.  SRG are also world leaders in permanent ground anchor design and installation establishing several world records with 91 strand anchors having breaking loads over 25,000kN and lengths in excess of 142 metres.

SRK Consulting

SRK Consulting is an independent, international consulting company providing focused advice and solutions to the resources industry. The SRK Group employs more than 1,400 staff internationally in over 45 permanent offices in 20 countries on 6 continents. SRK has been extensively involved in the permitting, design, operation and closure of dams since 1974. Our global expertise includes a wide range of tailings products and hands-on knowledge of proven management techniques under a broad range of climatic conditions.

Stantec Australia Pty Ltd

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at or find us on social media.

Tasmanian Irrigation

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd (TI) is a state government owned entity which develops, operates and maintains irrigation services across Tasmania.  Its asset portfolio includes 21 large dams, 1000 km of pipelines, 30 major pump stations and two hydro power stations, with the majority of these assets developed since 2010.  TI currently has three new irrigation schemes under construction, including three new dams, with a further five schemes in the preliminary planning phase.


TasWater is an incorporated company providing water and sewerage services to homes and businesses across Tasmania. Every day we produce 196 million litres of drinking water and take care of 137 million litres of sewage. We maintain 297 water storage facilities, along with 6,266 kilometres of water mains and 4,716 kilometres of sewer mains – combined, this is equal to the distance from Hobart to New Delhi.

Toowoomba Regional Council

Townsville City Council

Townsville City Council (TCC) is committed to providing safe, reliable and cost-effective water services to the Townsville community. This includes the supply of potable water, the collection and processing of wastewater, and the supply of recycled water. TCC owns and manages two major water storages - Ross River Dam and Paluma Dam. With a combined volume of over 244,600ML, they service approximately 187,000 people across a local government area of over 3,700 square kilometres.

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) Directorate

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) delivers a wide range of services which Canberrans rely on every day. These include building and managing our roads, stormwater network, footpaths and cycle paths, maintaining many of Canberra's dams, lakes and ponds, collecting recycling and rubbish removal, running public libraries, mowing open space, building light rail, delivering and operating an integrated public transport network. TCCS operates and maintains 19 dams, reservoirs, weirs and retarding basins in the ACT.


WaterNSW is a State-Owned Corporation established under the WaterNSW Act and operates under an Operating Licence issued and monitored by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). We are NSW’s bulk water supplier, river operator and your one stop shop for licensing, water trades and water information. We supply two thirds of water used in NSW from our 42 dams, rivers and pipelines to regional towns, irrigators, Sydney Water Corporation and local water utilities. We also own and operate the largest surface and groundwater monitoring network in the southern hemisphere and build, maintain and operate essential infrastructure.e.