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For his innovation in design, Nick Taylor wins the 2016 AWA Best e-Journal

Congratulations to Nick Taylor, Associate Civil Engineer in WSP’s Water team for receiving the ‘2016 Award for Best e-Journal’ at the Australian Water Association (AWA) awards that were held in Sydney in May.


(L to R: Christina Tonkin (ANZ), Peter Moore (President, AWA) Nick Taylor, John Parker (son of Guy Parker, Award Patron)


Mr Taylor together with David Kent, a Technical Executive in WSP’s Water team and partners Kim Woodbury, Matthew Lewis and Mura Muralitharan co-authored the winning e-journal titled, Green Square: Protecting Communities and Enabling Urban Renewal Through Effective Flood Risk Management.

WSP in collaboration with United Group Engineering, Seymour Whyte Constructions and RPS Manidis Roberts formed the Drying Green (DG) Alliance in 2015 to help deliver the $16 billion Green Square redevelopment, which is Australia’s largest urban renewal project. Green Square was a former industrial site known as the ‘Waterloo swamp’ and is prone to major flooding during periods of heavy rainfall. The DG Alliance shared a common goal of developing a sustainable, innovative and respectful solution for the flooding. The overall design included a new 2.5 km long underground drain largely installed using micro-tunnelling. The completion of the Alliance’s work in late 2017, will allow the ongoing development of the Green Square area, delivering a safe and vibrant urban environment for a community of 60,000 residents.

Channel widening near Alexandra Canal outfall (artists impression)


Dean Toomey, General Manager Water commended Nick, David and the DG Alliance team,

“This project will transform the local area into a dynamic and connected community. The e-journal showcases high quality engineering solutions which involved complex hydraulic conditions. It also featured innovative construction techniques with the use of a micro-tunnelling approach. Green Square is located close to Sydney Airport and the CBD, and is on track to become a world-class mixed-use resilient precinct.”

The complete e-journal will be published in the August edition of Current, the AWA magazine.

To read the media release from AWA please click here.

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