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The application development team at WorleyParsons consists of engineering programmers from a variety of disciplines including: civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering.

WorleyParsons’ engineering programmers draw upon their solid engineering backgrounds to deliver software in a systematic and rigorous manner, whilst focussing on usability and end user problem solution.

As WorleyParsons developed the entire waterRIDE™ environment, our team is able to utilise this powerful engine to satisfy any spatial and GIS requirements of a project. waterRIDE™ was deliberately written with future expansion in mind. In this way, it can be readily adapted to suit any needs of a project.

We have extensive experience in managing spatial data in a smart and efficient manner. We have developed numerous asset management applications for clients, both with and without a spatial context. Such applications may integrate with existing corporate database systems, or new database systems may be developed as required.

Our existing line of waterRIDE™ applications can be customised with new features, or new applications can be developed.

The aim of any waterRIDE™ developed application is to streamline the access to information, and the delivery of usefulintelligence built from the base data.

The waterRIDE™ team has developed applications serving a wide range of industries, including:

  • Engineering
  • Scientific
  • Emergency Management
  • Insurance
  • Asset Management
  • People Management
  • Business Management
  • Sales and Marketing

Maritime Authority – Wharf Inspection Management Application

A major Maritime Authority commissioned WorleyParsons to develop a customised database application to assist in the management of their wharf inspection programme.

The application is designed to be used on site, to increase the efficiency of data collection during inspections, as well as in the office. On site, the application allows rapid population of standardised inspection templates, including the automatic capture of digital photos.

In the office, the system tracks wharf inspections, collates and issues ‘work orders’ to relevant contractors, and manages the completion of works. It also in inspection planning and scheduling and acts as a central repository for all inspections.


Water Authority Stormwater Channels Defect Management

This project, for a metropolitan water authority, was concerned with recording defects and features along hundreds of kilometres of the Authority’s stormwater channel assets. The job required the identification, assessment and logging of defects along the channels according to pre-set codes, and the preparation of summary reports and defect details for each stormwater channel system.

WorleyParsons utilised it’s waterRIDE™ library to develop a spatial database application that enabled the defect details, including photographs, to be rapidly and easily captured into a GIS database using a laptop computer in the field. The software was based on customisable form templates, guiding the user through

the data entry process to ensure consistency of data entry, whilst enabling easy editing of the forms to suit future requirements. The software also facilitated digital review of defects and the automatic creation of inspection reports and maintenance works packages.

The application greatly enhanced the accuracy and speed of data capture compared to previous manually intensive methods. The automatic creation of works packages reduced substantial office processing and duplicated effort


Desalination Plant – Estuary Pipeline Crossing – Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Application

This project involved the development of an application to monitor (in real time) water quality during dredging for the laying of pipeline across a large estuary..

The application takes raw data from real time sensors, processes the readings and publishes the data in a range of formats to a live website. The application issues alerts (SMS and email) when water quality parameters exceed user defined thresholds, or when sensors are malfunctioning. The application has inbuilt redundancy making use of both standard and wireless broadband technologies.

The system has recently been implemented in a fluvial environment for coal operations.


Council – Flood Decision Support System

A large South East Queensland Council commissioned WorleyParsons to develop a real time flood forecasting system based on rainfall and runoff predictions issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). The system runs, in real time, a MIKE11 hydraulic model of the Nerang river using a predicted hydrograph supplied by the BoM. This provides a time varying predicted flood surface.

The custom application, based on waterRIDE™ FLOOD Manager and the waterRIDE™ FLOOD Forecast Console, interrogates the time varying forecast flood surface to display information such as:
• peak (and developing) water levels, velocities, hazards etc
• time to evacuation route closure (time available for evacuation)

The system is designed to be run during a flood event

Company Executive Travel Tracking System

This project concerned the development of a spatial database for the tracking of company executives when travelling overseas. The system was designed to provide our client with necessary information should a natural or man made disaster occur.

The system was based on a GIS interface showing current location and proposed travel route on a world map. The backend of the system was a database which contained relevant contact, travel, itinerary, emergency and site specific information.

Custom built waterRIDE™ applications are primarily written in Delphi for the Windows operating system. Delphi is a commercial grade, rapid interface development environment. Consequently, custom applications can be developed to interface with datasets from any location, such as: the web, databases, files, attached devices, remote devices etc.


Generally, the following minimum system configuration is recommended:



Operating Systems:      Windows 2000, Windows XP (32 and 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)

Processors:      Minimum 1GHz, 2GHz recommended

RAM:    Minimum 1GB RAM, 2GB recommended