Natural Hazards & Resilience

Rhelm deliver a range of services in the quantification, evaluation and management of natural hazards to seek greater resilience both now and into the future with a changing climate.

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    Flood Risk and Resilience

    Rhelm’s skills in flood risk and resilience and floodplain management are renowned in the industry. This includes the full suite of services including rainfall and streamflow analysis, hydrological and hydraulic modelling, concept design and economic evaluation of potential risk management works, policy and planning review and advice, flood resilient building concept design, emergency planning and community engagement and education.

    We work closely with local and state government clients to ensure we employ a robust approach to all aspects of floodplain management. Rhelm’s team have been at the forefront of technical development in the industry, providing leading research for various domestic and international conferences, and providing key input to Australian Rainfall and Runoff and leading industry guidelines, such as the NSW Flood Risk Management Manual.

    Rhelm is a corporate member of Floodplain Management Australia.

  • Coastal Risk and Resilience

    Rhelm’s team of specialists look at coastal management starting from the processes and people through to coastal management programs that seek to take account of the engineering, environment, economics and engagement. Our engineers, scientists and economists offer a wide range of services, including:

    • Scoping Studies
    • Coastal Data Compilation and Analysis
    • Community and Stakeholder Engagement
    • Coastal Hazard Assessment
    • Coastal Planning
    • Coastal Management Options Identification and Analysis
    • Economic Assessment of Options
    • Risk Assessment
    • Coastal Management Plan and Program Preparation

    Our team has experience across a wide spectrum of coastal environments including the open coast, ICOLLs, other types of estuaries and nearshore and offshore projects (including Deep Sea Mining and its effects on the coastal zone).

  • Climate Risk and Resilience

    Climate risk affects a multitude of natural hazards. Creating long term resilience requires a sound knowledge of the potential influence’s climate change will play on those hazards, acknowledging there is still much that is unknown.

    Rhelm directly applies guidelines and research to provide advice on the magnification of hazards by climate change in the spheres of drought, flood and coastal processes. We also collaborate with specialists in other natural hazards to consider the full range of hazards for projects with an overall resilience goal. This can include bushfire, heat, landslip, earthquake and tsunami.

    Rhelm is proud to reduce our carbon footprint by offsetting our carbon emissions with Greenfleet.