Dr Geoff Vietz is a geomorphologist and water management specialist with 18 years experience in catchment, river and wetland management.
Geoff is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where his research is focused on the geomorphology, ecohydraulics and sustainable management of streams and wetlands.
He has authored or co-authored over 100 journal papers or technical reports and lectured on fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, river rehabilitation and environmental flows. He is a former co-leader of the stream ecology program for the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and a member of the Waterway Ecosystem Research Group.
Geoff is also the principal of Streamology (Streamology.com.au), a consulting company focused on narrowing the research-consulting divide and ensuring novel and appropriate solutions are applied to waterway, wetland and water resources management. Geoff has been in technical and managerial roles on projects throughout Australia and internationally. His specialties include geomorphic investigations and environmental flow studies as they apply to both rural and urban environments, in addition to extensive experience in river rehabilitation, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic water resources management. Geoff is immediate past-president of the River Basin Management Society and a Fellow of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust.
Vietz, G. J., Sammonds, M. J., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Rutherfurd, I. D., Stewardson, M. J., 2014, Ecologically relevant geomorphic attributes of streams are impaired by even low levels of watershed effective imperviousness, Geomorphology 206:67-78.
Fletcher, T.D., Vietz, G.J., Walsh, C.J., 2014. Protection of stream ecosystems from urban stormwater runoff: the multiple benefits of an ecohydrological approch, Progress in Physical Geography. Published online May 27, doi: 10.1177/0309133314537671
Vietz, G.J., Rutherfurd, I.D., Walsh, C.J., EnChee, Y., Hatt, B.E., 2014. The unaccounted costs of conventional urban development: protecting stream systems in an age of urban sprawl, in: Australian Stream Management Conference, Catchments to Coast (G.J. Vietz, I.D. Rutherfurd, R.M. Hughes, eds. ), June 30 to July 2, 2014. Townsville, Queensland, pp. 37-44.
Vietz, G. J., 2013, Water(way) sensitive urban design: Addressing the causes of channel degradation through catchment-scale management of water and sediment, in: Proceedings of the 8th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference (Institution of Engineers Australia, ed. ), Gold Coast, Australia, 25-29 November, 2013. http://www.wsud2013.org/files/pdf/wsud13_proceedings_peer-review_reduced2.pdf.
Sammonds, M., Vietz, G., Costelloe, J., 2013, Using water destined for irrigation to conserve wetland ecosystems: Is it feasible?, Water Resources Research, DOI 10.1002/wrcr.20338. 49(8):4662-4671.
Vietz, G. J., Sammonds, M. J., Stewardson, M. J., 2013, Impacts of flow regulation on slackwaters in river channels, Water Resources Research 49(4):1797.
Virahsawmy, H., Stewardson, M. J., Vietz, G. J., Fletcher, T. D., 2013, Factors that affect the hydraulic performance of raingardens: Implications for design and maintenance. Facteurs influençant la performance hydraulique des jardins de pluie : implications pour la conception et l’entretien, in: Novatech (F. L. Bertrand-Krajewski, T. D. Fletcher, eds. ), Lyon, France, June 23 to 27, 2013.
Vietz, G.J., Rutherfurd, I.D., Stewardson, MS., and B.L. Finlayson, 2012. Hydrodynamics and sedimentology of concave benches in a lowland river. Geomorphology, 147-148, 86-101, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.07.033.
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B2 Sediment Budgets: Major Sources And Fate Of Sediments In Streams, Wetlands, Estuaries A..
A3 Channel Prediction: Geomorphic Change And Disturbance Thresholds For The Protection Or ..
Variability in stream ecosystem response to urbanization: Unraveling the influences of phy..
Sediment Sensitive Cities: Understanding The Issues Associated With Altered Urban Sediment..
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Urban stream renovation: incorporating societal objectives to achieve ecological improvements
Robert F Smith, Robert J Hawley, Martin W Neale, Geoff J Vietz, Erika Diaz-Pascacio, Jan Herrmann, Anthony C Lovell, Chris Prescott, Blanca Rios-Touma, Benjamin Smith, Ryan M Utz
Journal article | 2016 | Freshwater Science
Factors that affect the hydraulic performance of raingardens: implications for design and maintenance
Harry K Virahsawmy, Michael J Stewardson, Geoff Vietz, Tim D Fletcher
Conference Proceedings | 2014 | Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on planning and technologies for sustainable management of Water in the City
An environmental economic assessment of water sharing alternatives for the Broken catchment in the Northern Victoria
T Ramilan, R Farquharson, B George, DM Sammonds, G Vietz, J Yen, W Shenton, K Dassanyake, B Cullen, M Stewardson, A Western
Conference Proceedings | 2011 | 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
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Senior Research Fellow
Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
Peter Cullen Water And Environment Trust Pty Ltd University Of Canberra, Canberra Act 2601
Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust Pty Ltd
River Basin Management Society
Australian And New Zealand Geomorphology Group
Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING
DOCTOR OF ARTS
PhD (Fluvial Geomorphology)
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
University of Melbourne