Mr Chris Drummond

Mr Chris Drummond

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



BE Civil (Hons 1) 

(+61 2) 8071 9874
Water Research Laboratory (MV1) Ground Level, Room 18 Manly Vale Campus
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Turner IL; Harley MD; Drummond CD, 2016, 'UAVs for coastal surveying', Coastal Engineering, vol. 114, pp. 19 - 24,