Mr Grantley Paul Smith
Manager

Mr Grantley Paul Smith

Engineering
Water Research Laboratory

Grantley Smith is Director, Industry Research at the Water Research Laboratory (WRL) of the University of New South Wales. WRL is a leading international research and consulting laboratory utilising numerical modelling, physical modelling and field data collection to provide expert solutions to water related problems. As Director, Industry Research Grantley is responsible for all applied research projects, financial operations, ongoing professional development of staff and the maintenance and development of WRL's facilities and techniques.

Grantley is an Australian expert in the fields of physical and numerical modelling of water. In his 30 years as a professional engineer, Grantley has developed his skills on a broad range of projects providing assessment and solutions for water engineering and water resources investigations. He is a team leader with a proven track record for leading multi-disciplinary teams delivering practical solutions to environmental investigations. He has particular expertise in the selection and application of appropriate physical or numerical models to support design solutions, planning and management across the water spectrum.

Grantley has specialist expertise in water resources management through a hands-on career investigating catchment processes. He is acknowledged by his peers as an expert in modelling catchments and floodplains and was instrumental in the pioneering use of 2D hydrodynamic models for floodplain flow prediction and inundation mapping. His experience gained through direct participation in the evolution of floodplain modelling has provided him with an outstanding knowledge of the application and interpretation of appropriate models to support environmental planning, management and forecasting for floodplains. Grantley is a lead author and key contributor to reports supporting the revision of Australian Rainfall and Runoff, most recently contributing to guidelines for appropriate use of numerical models and flood safety. He is also the lead author of the recently released guideline on flood hazard assessment supporting the national best practice manual Managing the floodplain - a guide to best practice in flood risk management in Australia (AEMI Handbook 7). His skills include the simplification of technical data and modelling outputs into forms readily communicated to non-technical stakeholders.

Grantley's CV is available here

Phone
(+61 2) 8071 9862
Location
UNSW Water Research Laboratory Manly Vale Campus

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Cox RJ, 2016, 'Safety Design Criteria', in Ball J; Babister M; Weeks W; Weinmann E; Retallick M; Testoni I (ed.), Australian Rainfall and Runoff: A Guide to Flood Estimation - Book 6 : Flood hydraulics, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, http://book.arr.org.au/
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Modra BD; Felder S, 2019, 'Full-scale testing of stability curves for vehicles in flood waters', Journal of Flood Risk Management, vol. 12, pp. e12527 - e12527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12527
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Rahman PF; Wasko C, 2016, 'A comprehensive urban floodplain dataset for model benchmarking', International Journal of River Basin Management, vol. 14, pp. 345 - 356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2016.1193510
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Kramer M; Peirson WL; French R; Smith GP, 2015, 'A physical model study of culvert blockage by large urban debris', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol. 19, pp. 127 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13241583.2015.1116184
    Journal articles | 2003
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Carr RS; Perrens S, 2003, 'Calibration of overlapping hydrologic and hydraulic flood models to limited historical data', Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13241583.2003.11465218
  • Reports | 2020
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Witte E, 2020, Hydraulic and cost benefit assessment of the impact of climate change on the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme Status Report: Adaptation Pathways. Description and Method, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2019/16 FINAL FEBRUARY 2020
    Reports | 2020
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Simpson JH, 2020, Hydraulic and cost benefit assessment of the impact of climate change on the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme, Status Report: Climate Change and Vulnerability, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2019/10 FINAL FEBRUARY 2020
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Glamore W; Rayner D; Smith G; Harrison AJ; Rahman PF, 2019, Hunter River Catchment Management Scoping Study, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2019/11
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Simpson JH, 2019, Hydraulic and cost benefit assessment of the impact of climate change on the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme, Status Report: Flood Behaviour Interpretation, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/28
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Rahman PF, 2018, Throsby Creek Modelling, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL 2018/12
    Reports | 2017
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Modra B; Tucker TA; Cox RJ; Felder S, 2017, Vehicle Stability Testing for Flood Flows, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2017/07
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Rahman P, 2016, Approaches for Estimating Flood Fatalities Relevant to Floodplain Management, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2015/09
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    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 | 2015
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Rahman PF, 2015, Voluntary Purchase Assessment - Merewether Flooding, Manly Vale NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2015/04
    Reports | 2015
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP, 2015, Expert Opinion: Stability of People, Vehicles and Buildings in Flood Water, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2015/11
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Glamore W; Ruprecht JE; Rayner DS; Smith GP, 2014, Big Swamp Rehabilitation Project Hydrological Study, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2012/23
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Cox RJ, 2014, Flood Hazard Guideline, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR 2014/14
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Davey EK; Cox RJ, 2014, Flood Hazard, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2014/07
    Reports | 2013
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Wasko , 2013, Australian Rainfall and Runoff Revision Project 15: Two Dimensional Modelling in Urban and Rural Floodplains - Representation of Buildings in 2D Numerical Flood Models Stage 2 Report, Engineers Australia, Barton, ACT, 2600, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2013/22
    Reports | 2013
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Davey ; Cox ; Peirson , 2013, Coincidence of Catchment and Ocean Flooding Stage2 - Recommendations and Guidance, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2013/16
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Wasko CD, 2012, Throsby Creek Dredging: Flood Assessment, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2011/24
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Glamore W; Wasko CD; Smith G, 2012, Rehabilitation of Yarrahapinni Wetlands National Park: Hydrodynamic Modelling of Tidal Inundation, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2011/21
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Shand TD; Wasko CD; Westra SP; Smith G; Carley JT; Peirson WL, 2012, Joint Probability Assessment of NSW Extreme Waves and Water Levels, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2011/29
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Shand TD; Carley JT; Smith G; Peirson WL, 2012, Review of Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation Modelling, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2010/18
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Ruprecht J; Miller BM; Flocard F, 2011, Dye Tracer Testing of The Sydney Desalination Plant Outfall: 29th and 30th March 2011, WRL TR2011/08
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Wasko CD, 2011, Assessment of Flood Hazard in Urban Floodplains, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2011/12
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Wasko CD, 2011, Progress Report 3, Kuala Belait Stormwater Network Modelling, WRL TR2010/03
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Rayner D; Miller BM; Glamore W; Smith G, 2011, Sydney Harbour Catchment Water Quality Improvement Plan: Data Compilation and Review, WRL TR2011/07
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Coghlan IR, 2011, Hunter River Water Quality Model Stage 2: Model Calibration and Verification Report, WRL TR2011/03
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith G; Coghlan IR, 2011, Hunter River Water Quality Model Stage 3: Scenario Modelling, WRL TR2011/23
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Mariani A; Smith G; Glamore W, 2011, Estimation of Critical Shear for Transport of In-Sewer Solids Low Flow Sewers Project, WRL TR2011/09
    Reports | 2010
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Shand TD; Cox RJ; Blacka MJ; Smith GP, 2010, Appropriate Safety Criteria for Vehicles in Floods, WRL Research Report RR241, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, WRL Research Report, WRL RR241
    Reports | 2009
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Rayner DS; Miller BM, 2009, Hydraulic Testing of Sydney Desalination Riser Cap, 5-Port Riser Cap, UNSW Water Research Laboratory, Manly Vale NSW, Technical Report 2009/08
    Reports | 2009
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Miller BM; Smith GP; Tarrade L, 2009, Physical Modelling of Sydney Desalination Outfall at 500 ML/Day Operation with Two Risers, UNSW Water Research Laboratory, Manly Vale, Sydney, WRL Technical Report 2009/07
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; modra B; Felder S, 2017, 'Experimental Testing of Flood Hazard Curves for a Partially Submerged Vehicle', in Brady P; Felder S (ed.), 13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference, 13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference, Sydney, presented at 13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference, Sydney, 13 November 2017 - 16 November 2017, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=385993390620334;res=IELENG
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Miller BM; Smith GP; Ruprecht JE, 2016, 'Laboratory and Numerical Modelling Compared with Field Trials of Dilution at the Sydney Desalination Plant Outfall', in International Symposium on Outfall Systems, 2016 Industrial and Municipal Discharges: Design, Treatment, Environment, International Symposium on Outfall Systems, Ottawa, Canada, presented at International Symposium on Outfall Systems, Ottawa, Canada, 10 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Smith GP; Mack M, 2014, 'Practical Considerations for Interpreting Flood Hazard', in Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, Engineers Australia, Perth, pp. 293 - 301, presented at 35th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, 24 February 2014 - 27 February 2014, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=389233953218405;res=IELENG
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Riley M; Smith GP; Wasko CD, 2012, 'Review of flood hazard prediction on urban floodplains', in Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2012, Sydney, NSW, pp. 628 - 636, presented at Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2012, Sydney, NSW, 19 November 2012 - 22 November 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Rahman P; Sharma A; Smith G, 2011, 'Estimating design floods for gauged urban catchments under climate change conditions case study: Cooks river, Sydney', in 34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, pp. 356 - 363
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Rahman P; Sharma A; Smith G, 2011, 'Estimating Design Floods for Gauged Urban Catchments under Climate Change Conditions', in Proceedings of Hydrology and water resources, 34th IAHR World Congress, Engineers Australia, Canberra, Australia, presented at 34th IAHR World Congress, Newcastle, -
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Mr Grantley Paul Smith
    Sakal A; Smith G; Klinting A, 2006, 'Managing Catchment Inflows using Real-time Flow Forecasting', in 30th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium: Past, Present & Future, 30th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium: Past, Present & Future, presented at 30th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium: Past, Present & Future, 04 December 2006 - 07 December 2006

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