What we do
Water Solutions Pty Ltd is a Brisbane-based engineering consultancy providing world-class solutions in all aspects of water engineering and water resources management.
Areas of Expertise
- Mine Water Management
- Mine Water Balance Modelling
- Water Quality Modelling and Management
- Dam Management for Water Supply and Tailings
- Dam Design and Safety
- Hydrological Risk Assessment
- Regulatory Risk Assessment
- Mine Closure Planning
- Mine Dewatering
- River Engineering, Hydraulics, and Diversion Design
- Hydraulic Structures Design and Water Resources Management
- Hydrological and Hydraulic Modelling
- Physical Modelling of Hydraulic Structures
- Water Resource Systems Modelling
- Flood Study and Flood Mitigation
- Water Hammer (Transient) Analysis for Pipeline Design
- Peer Review and Expert Witness
- OPSIM Application and Training
Water Solutions’ highly qualified, multi-disciplinary team are committed to maintaining standards of excellence, integrity and initiative to achieve innovation in engineering. Our experience and expertise enables us to understand and meet our clients’ requirements, while providing solutions that demonstrate our dedication to environmental and economic responsibility.
Since the founding of our company in 1995 by Dr John C. Macintosh, our dedication to delivering quality services has been well recognised by both industry and regulatory organisations.
By tailoring our services to individual projects, we can deliver long-term engineering solutions that are practical and innovative, and delivered on time and within budget. Water Solutions provides certainty in water.
Dr John C. Macintosh
BE(Hons) PhD HonFIEAust RPEQ CPEng
MANAGING DIRECTOR/PRINCIPAL WATER ENGINEER
Dr Macintosh has over 40 years professional civil engineering experience with the last 35 years in the water engineering field. His experience is broad and covers specialist investigation, design and computer modelling within the hydraulic, hydrological and hydrogeological fields. Ancillary areas of special interest include the practical application of new technologies, such as remote sensing and satellite imagery, radar for flood warning, and geographic information systems. His work as taken him to a variety of countries in Africa, South East Asia and the South Pacific on both aid based and commercially funded projects.
In October 1995 Dr Macintosh established Water Solutions Pty Ltd with the key objective of providing specialist services within the water resources and engineering fields.
Prior to this, Dr Macintosh worked for a number of established engineering consultants including: CMPS&F Environmental (Manager and Principal Engineer, Water Engineering Group); GHD Pty Ltd (Principal Engineer, Hydrology & Hydraulics); and BHP Engineering (Supervising Engineer, Water Engineering Group).
Dr Macintosh is an active member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia with current responsibilities including Immediate Past Chairman of the National Committee on Water Engineering and Member of the Queensland Division Water Panel (Past Chairman).
He is recipient of Engineers Australia’s award for Australian Professional Engineer of the Year (2016-17).