William Glamore

William Glamore
UNSW Water Research Laboratory
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(+61) 2 8071 9868

Will Glamore floodgate inspection UNSW WRLDr William Glamore is a Professor at the Water Research Laboratory. William has a Bachelor degree from the University of Colorado (Boulder) and a Doctorate in Civil/Environmental Engineering. He is an internationally recognised, award winning expert specialising in field, laboratory and numerical modelling studies related to wetland restoration and hydrology. He has been with WRL since 2003 and has managed and undertaken many large studies both domestically and overseas during this time.

His primary fields of interest are related to estuarine hydrodynamics and water quality including restoration of estuarine environments, acid sulphate soils, coastal wetlands, boat wake waves, outfall hydraulics and field testing, and related physical and numerical models.

William is particularly interested in restoring large wetland and riverine systems. His PhD (1999-2003) was the first long-term doctoral study to investigate the implications of restoring tidal flows to wetlands impacted by acid sulphate soils (awarded PhD of the Year at UoW). In 2005, William was awarded a Churchill Fellowship on “International Wetland Restoration Practices”.

In 2007, he was awarded both the PIANC Authors Award and the Kevin Stark Medal for Excellence in Coastal and Ocean Engineering. In 2008, he was the first Australian to be awarded the International De Paepe-Willems Award. In 2009, William was a selected invitee to the 6th China-Australia Symposium on Sustainable Coastal Wetlands Ecosystem. From 2010, he has been the course director of "Wetland Hydrology: Restoring the Basics". In 2013, William received the National Trust of Australia’s Natural Heritage Award as part of a long-term collaborative wetland restoration project (with Parks and Fisheries).

He was also awarded a Peter Cullen Fellowship in 2013 and completed the Science to Policy Leadership Program. In 2014, William was awarded the National Trust of Australia's Heritage Award and Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Award.  In 2015, he was awarded the Green Globe Award. William currently supervises 15 research projects and was appointed to the EPA's Expert Panel on PFAs Contamination (Williamtown RAAF Base; Chair of the Water Working Group). 

Professional Organisations and Industry Panels

  • Engineers Australia’s Sydney Water Panel – Board member (2003-2013)
  • PIANC Australia – Board Member (2005 - present)
  • Co-Chair of PIANC International's Young Professional Commission (2014-present)
  • Chair of PIANC Australia's YPCom (2013-present)
  • Queensland Nickel Independent Science Panel – Committee member (2011-2013)
  • ASCE’s Wetland and Sediment Management – member
  • Society of Wetland Scientists - member
  • Commonwealth Review Panels - (multiple panels since 2006)
  • EPA's PFAs Contamination Expert Panel (Williamtown) and Chair of Water Working Group (2015 - current)


  • PhD of the Year – University of Wollongong 2004
  • Churchill Fellowship – 2005
  • Engineers Australia’s Kevin Stark Medal for Excellence in Coastal and Ocean Engineering – 2007
  • PIANC Young Authours Award – 2007
  • International Willems - De Paepe Award – 2008
  • National Trust of Australia’s Heritage Award – 2013
  • Peter Cullen Trust Fellow – 2013
  • Engineers Australia's Engineering Excellence Award (NSW) - 2014
  • National Engineers Australia's Engineering Excellence Finalists - 2014 
  • Green Globe Award - 2015


William has secured over $7.5 million dollars of Catergory 1,2, and 3 research funding in the past 10 years. A detailed project list can be provided upon request.