Victoria Chapter

AGM Annual Dinner – Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Misadventures I Have Known

Dr Rick Evans

Dr Rick Evans is currently the Australia President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. He started his working life as a Civil Engineer, however, after completing his PhD on Finite Element analysis at the University of New South Wales. His first job was at the Country Roads Board, in Victoria, where he was mainly focussed on geotechnical matters, but he gradually began to concentrate on groundwater issues. After a few years as a private consultant, working largely for the SEC Victoria, he joined Hydrotechnology, which was part of the Rural Water Commission. In 1995, Hydrotechnology became part of Sinclair Knight Merz, where Rick has remained to this day.

In 2004, Rick was awarded one of the inaugural Land & Water Australia, Senior Research Fellowships. These Fellowships are intended to fund research into the sustainable management of our primary industries and rural and regional communities. In 2007, as a result of his Fellowship, Rick published several landmark reports on the impact of groundwater use on Australia’s rivers.

It is no surprise, that over his forty years of practice, Rick has been involved on many projects with significant geotechnical and hydrogeological challenges. So his talk promises to be both interesting and informative.

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