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Flood, Stormwater & Waterway Management

Owen Richards

Principal Engineer

Owen joined Engeny in November 2023 and is a Principal Engineer. Owen boasts extensive experience in environmental and civil engineering in both public and private sectors spanning almost 30 years. His diverse portfolio includes expertise in sea level rise, coastal vulnerability, storm surge assessments, subdivision design, sewer and water infrastructure, water planning, and IWCM. He is also an expert in various sustainable techniques such as WSUD, SuDS, and NBS, including the Asia Sponge City Concept projects.

Throughout his career, Owen has made notable contributions to the field of engineering, especially in the Asia Pacific region. During his tenure at Bonacci Water and AECOM in Perth as Technical Practice Leader – Sustainable Water, he has gained recognition as a creative engineering leader known for his innovative approach towards integrated water and source control stormwater. His award-winning source control stormwater management system, which is the largest for any public authority in the Southern Hemisphere, became the catalyst for his first invention, KerbiDrain™, the Continuous Porous Aggregate Stormwater Inlet System.

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