Mr Chris   Drummond
Engineer

Mr Chris Drummond

Engineering
Water Research Laboratory

Project Engineer at the Water Research Laboratory

Core responsibilities

 

Chris is a Project Engineer and certified drone pilot at the Water Research Laboratory. While working at WRL, Chris has completed physical model investigations for a range of coastal structures including breakwaters, groynes and marinas, as well as hydraulic structures such as stormwater assets and drainage systems. Recent physical modelling investigations include 3D modelling using mobile sediment at Mission Beach and 2D modelling of Flexmat stability at Roy Hill.  Chris also has expertise in hydraulic physical models assessing gutter intake capacity for Sydney Water and head loss through chambers for the Green Square Alliance.

 

As a certified RPA/drone pilot, Chris has gained experience of over 250 flights on projects including analysing the impacts of the June 2016 East Coast Low storm event for Central Coast Council, ongoing monitoring of the Ettalong geotextile seawall and monitoring of cliff outfall conditions for Sydney Water.

Professional Organisations

MIEAust

Education

BE Civil (Hons 1) 

Phone
(+61 2) 8071 9874
Location
Water Research Laboratory (MV1) Ground Level, Room 18 Manly Vale Campus

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Sadat-Noori M; Rankin C; Rayner D; Heimhuber V; Gaston T; Drummond C; Chalmers A; Khojasteh D; Glamore W, 2021, 'Coastal wetlands can be saved from sea level rise by recreating past tidal regimes', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-80977-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Chen S; Johnson F; Drummond C; Glamore W, 2020, 'A new method to improve the accuracy of remotely sensed data for wetland water balance estimates', Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2020.100689
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Turner IL; Harley MD; Drummond CD, 2016, 'UAVs for coastal surveying', Coastal Engineering, vol. 114, pp. 19 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.03.011
  • Reports | 2020
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Carley J; Coghlan I; Drummond C; Larkin N, 2020, Feasibility Study for Port Macquarie Ocean Pool, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Austraila, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL TR2019/23
    Reports | 2020
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Carley J; Vos K; Lanceman D, 2020, Blacksmiths Beach surf amenity assessment, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL TR2020/14
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Lumiatti G; Carley J; Drummond C; Vos K, 2019, Beach Scraping Assessment for Sandy Beach, Palm Beach, NSW, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/36
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Lumiatti G; Carley J; Drummond C; Vos K, 2019, Beach Scraping Assessment for Station Beach, Palm Beach, NSW, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/27
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Harrison AJ; Howe D, 2019, Analysis of Aerial Monitoring of the Central Coast: Survey 3, January 2019, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2019/02
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Howe D; Blacka MJ; Drummond C, 2019, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 9: Palm Beach, Burleigh, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, March - August 2018, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL2019/04
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Harrison AJ; Howe D; Rahman PF, 2019, Analysis of Aerial Monitoring of the Central Coast Coastline: Survey 2, May 2018, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/38
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Blacka M; Drummond C; Rahman PF; Miller BM, 2019, Hydrodynamic Investigation of Muri Lagoon and Avana Harbour, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/21
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Blacka M; Drummond CD; Harrison AJ, 2019, Oceanographic Data Collection – Stage 2 Investigations, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/17
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Blacka M, 2019, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 10: Palm Beach, Burleigh, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, September 2018 - February 2019, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2019/15
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Blacka M; Drummond CD, 2019, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 8, Palm Beach, Burleigh, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, September 2017 - February 2018, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/41
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Flocard F; Howe D; Drummond C, 2018, Clump Point Detached Breakwater 2D Testing, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2017/17
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Howe D, 2018, Outfall Condition Monitoring using Unmanned Aerial Systems: Warriewood, Diamond Bay and Bombo, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/01
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Carley J; Coghlan I; Miller B; Drummond C; Harrison AJ, 2018, Coastal Engineering advice for Ballina Ocean Pool, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/23
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Modra B; Drummond CD; Deiber M; Tucker TA, 2018, Additional Testing of Amrun Combined Spillway Model, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2017/10
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Harrison AJ, 2018, Analysis of Aerial Monitoring of the Central Coast Coastline: Survey 1 - January 2018, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSAW, WRL TR2018/04
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Blacka MJ, 2018, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 7: Palm Beach, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, March - August 2017, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/26
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Blacka M, 2018, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 6 Palm Beach and Northern Gold Coast Beaches September 2016 to February 2017, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/24
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Blacka M, 2018, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 5 Palm Beach and Northern Gold Coast Beaches March to August 2016, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/20
    Reports | 2017
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Carley JT; Harrison AJ; Drummond CD, 2017, Sand Dune Management at Freshwater Beach, Sydney, Water Research Laboratory UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale NSW Australia, WRL TR2016/05
    Reports | 2017
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Blacka M; Tucker TA, 2017, Palm Beach Shoreline Project, Large Basin Modelling, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2017/16
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Glamore W; Ruprecht JE; Harrison AJ; Drummond CD, 2016, One Tree Reach Wetland: Remediation Option Assessment, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2016/09
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Carley J; Coghlan I; Drummond C; Dean-Jones D; Anning D, 2016, Coastal Hazard Management Study - Byron Bay Embayment, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2013/28
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Cullen JG, 2016, UAV Surveying of Wyong Coastline - November 2015, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2016/04
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Miller B; Deiber M; Harrison AJ, 2016, Physical Model Testing of Low Flow Bypass Pits for Water Sensitive Urban Roads, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2016/19
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Anderson DJ; Smith GP; Drummond C; Deiber M, 2016, Green Square Trunk Drain Physical Modelling, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2015/16
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Harrison AJ, 2016, Post Storm Surveying of the Gosford Coastline – June 2016, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2016/18
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Harrison AJ, 2016, UAV Surveying of Wyong Coastline - June 2016, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2016/14
    Reports | 2015
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Modra B; Blacka M, 2015, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report: Palm Beach and Northern Gold Coast Beaches, March – August 2015, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2015/21
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Glamore W; Coghlan IR; Ruprecht JE; Flocard F; Drummond CD, 2014, Riverbank Vulnerability Assessment using a Decision Support System: Clarence River (Rogans Bridge to Ulmarra), Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2014/12, http://maritimemanagement.transport.nsw.gov.au/documents/wrl-report-clarence-river.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Ruprecht JE; Peirson WL, 2014, Redesign of the 1 Metre Wave Flume, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2013/25
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Flocard FD; Drummond CD, 2014, 3D Physical Modelling of Clump Point Jetty Breakwater, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2014/05
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Badenhop AM; Drummond CD; Anderson DJ; Glamore WC, 2014, Reference list for water-related coal seam gas and coal mining research – Report 2: United Kingdom, China, Russia and India, January 2000 to June 2012, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2014/08
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Badenhop AM; Drummond CD; Anderson DJ; Glamore WC, 2014, Reference list for water-related coal seam gas and coal mining research - Report 3: Australia, Canada, China, India, Russia, The United Kingdom and the United States of America, July 2012 to Sept 2013, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2014/09
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Blacka MJ, 2014, Physical Modelling of Flexmat Mattresses for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, Port Landside Revetments, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, 2014/16
    Reports | 2013
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Mariani ; Carley , 2013, Trial Groyne Design at Bambra Reef Roches Beach Tasmania, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2013/20
    Reports | 2013
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Coghlan IR; Drummond , 2013, Caseys Beach Seawall Design, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL TR2013/04
    Reports | 2013
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Mariani A; Drummond ; Blacka , 2013, Wyndham Harbour Physical Modelling, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2013/01
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Harrison AJ; Carley JT; Coghlan IR; Drummond CD, 2019, 'Methodology for modelling dynamic coastal tailwater levels', in Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019 Conference, Hobart, Australia, pp. 527 - 533, presented at Australasian Coasts & Ports 2019Conference –Hobart, 10-13 September 2019, Hobart, Australia, 10 September 2019 - 13 September 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Carley JT; Coghlan IR; Drummond CD; Larkin N, 2019, 'Ocean pools - Contemporary coastal engineering meets the steam age', in Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019 Conference, Hobart, Australia, pp. 167 - 173, presented at Australasian Coasts & Ports 2019 Conference –Hobart, Australia,10-13 September 2019, Hobart, Australia, 10 September 2019 - 13 September 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Lumiatti G; Carley JT; Drummond CD; Vos K, 2019, 'Use of emerging remote sensing technologies for measuring long-term shoreline change and coastal management', in Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019 Conference, Hobart, Australia, pp. 797 - 803, presented at Australasian Coasts & Ports 2019 Conference – Hobart, Australia, 10-13 September 2019, Hobart, Australia, 10 September 2019 - 13 September 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Blacka M; Drummond C; Miller B; Rahman P, 2018, 'Geospatial Mapping and Hydrodynamic Investigations of Muri Lagoon and Avana Harbour, Rarotonga, Cook Islands', presented at Science, Technology and Resources Network Conference, 2018, Suva, Fiji, 10 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Carley J; Harrison A, 2017, 'Observations From The Design, Construction And Drone Monitoring Of A Geotextile Sand Container (GSC) Seawall', in Observations From The Design, Construction And Drone Monitoring Of A Geotextile Sand Container (GSC) Seawall, Coasts & Ports 2017, Cairns, QLD, presented at Coasts & Ports 2017, Cairns, QLD, 21 June 2017 - 23 June 2017, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326332213_Observations_From_The_Design_Construction_And_Drone_Monitoring_Of_A_Geotextile_Sand_Container_GSC_Seawall_Drummond
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Harrison A, 2016, 'Use of drone surveying to quantify risks to coastal assets for the Wyong Coastline', in Use of drone surveying to quantify risks to coastal assets for the Wyong Coastline, IPWEA NSW State Conference 2016, Hunter Valley, presented at IPWEA NSW State Conference 2016, Hunter Valley, 27 October 2016 - 28 October 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Miller B, 2016, 'Vulnerability of Stormwater Systems to Climate Change As Evidenced by Physical Models', in Vulnerability of Stormwater Systems to Climate Change As Evidenced by Physical Models, 2016 Stormwater National Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, presented at 2016 Stormwater National Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 29 August 2016 - 02 October 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C; Miller B, 2016, 'Vulnerability of Storm-water Systems to Climate Change As Evidenced by Physical Models', in Vulnerability of Storm-water Systems to Climate Change As Evidenced by Physical Models, IPWEA Sustainability in Public Works Conference, Melbourne, Australia, presented at IPWEA Sustainability in Public Works Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 24 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Mr Chris Drummond
    Drummond C, 2015, 'Practical Examples Of Drone Surveying For Local Council Applications', in Practical Examples Of Drone Surveying For Local Council Applications, 2015 IPWEA NSW Division Works Conference, Parramatta, Sydney, presented at 2015 IPWEA NSW Division Works Conference, Parramatta, Sydney, 18 May 2015 - 20 May 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Mr Chris Drummond
    drummond CD; Turner IL; Matheen ANA; Harley MD; Glamore , 2015, 'UAV Applications to Coastal Engineering', in Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 267 - 272, presented at Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015, Auckland, New Zealand, 15 September 2015 - 18 September 2015

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