Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Rebecca Tharme

Australia

Rebecca Tharme, United Kingdom

Dr Rebecca Tharme is the Director of Riverfutures, a research-for-development company she founded in 2015, to develop policy appropriate solutions and capacity for environmental water management in river basins of the developing world. She is also an Adjunct Principal Research Fellow of the Australian Rivers Institute and chairs the Water Future international programme working group

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Anne Poelina

Australia

Anne Poelina

Australia

Anne Poelina, Australia

Dr Michelle Lim is a Lecturer at Adelaide Law School, Australia. Her research occurs at the intersection between biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Michelle completed a double degree in Science (Ecosystem Management) and Law and a PhD on legal and institutional arrangements for transboundary biodiversity conservation at the University of New England. Michelle's post-doctoral research, based at the UNESCO

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Avril Horne

Australia

Avril Horne

Australia

Avril Horne, Australia.

Dr Avril Horne is a water policy specialist, with fifteen years’ experience across a range of interdisciplinary projects having spent time in consulting, government and academia. Avril has been involved a range of regional river health prioritisation projects and environmental flow assessments. As an assistant director in the water group at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, she

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Peter Phillips

Australia

Peter Phillips, Australia

Peter Phillips is PhD student at La Trobe University Bendigo and Environmental Science teacher from Echuca. He grew up on the banks of Murray and enjoys exploring the rivers of the Murray Darling Basin by canoe. He has twice paddled the full length of the Murray River. In 2016 Peter completed a 2,200 km field trip investigating the

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Anne Jensen

Australia

Anne Jensen

Australia

Anne Jensen, Australia.

Dr Anne Jensen is an environmental consultant with a long and passionate interest in the River Murray and wetland environments in Australia. Her career has spanned developing government policies and management strategies, managing on-ground wetland repair projects, undertaking research of floodplain ecosystems, and providing technical advisory services as a consultant. Her projects have covered most wetlands in South

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Sarah Baines

Australia

Sarah Baines

Australia

Sarah Baines, Canada

Sarah Baines is a Master’s candidate in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. With a background in physical geography, Sarah spent over ten years working with co-management boards, Indigenous governments, and the mining industry on the assessment and regulation of natural resource development projects in Canada’s north. This experience,

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Jeff Opperman

Australia

Jeff Opperman

Australia

Jeff Opperman,United States

Jeff Opperman is WWF's global lead scientist for freshwater. Previously he was the lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy's Great Rivers Program. Jeff is the lead author on the book 'Floodplains' published by the University of California Press in summer 2017.

Presentation Title: Hydropower by Design: system-scale solutions for sustainable energy, river conservation and environmental flows

The world confronts a

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Niken Nur Widyakusuma

Australia

Presentation Title:WOMEN IN RIVER SCHOOL:  WOMEN INFORMAL EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE RIVER DEVELOPMENT.

Srikandi Sungai Indonesia (SSI) or Indonesian Women in River was formed on the idea of Vice Rector for Research and Community Service, Universitas Gadjah Mada namely Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc. As a form of academic follow-up on the implementation of the first Indonesian River Congress. SSI

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Kaye Cavanagh

Australia

Kaye Cavanagh

Australia

Kaye Cavanagh, Australia

Kaye Cavanagh is the Principal Officer (Natural Resources) at Ipswich City Council. Kaye has been actively involved in the delivery of multidisciplinary natural resource management and environmental sustainability programs at a local government level for over 20 years, and she is extremely passionate about supporting rising stars within the water and environment sector. A key focus has been on

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Janice Kerr

Australia

Janice Kerr

Australia

Janice Kerr, Australia

Janice Kerr has been working in the field of aquatic ecology for 15 years and has most recently been working with the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines in Toowoomba to deliver amongst other things the Environmental Flows Assessment Program. This role provides technical knowledge on aquatic ecology that underpins the science requirements for Water Planning and

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Simon Williams

Australia

Simon Williams, Australia

Simon Williams has been managing the Snowy Water Initiative (SWI) for over 17 years, and been instrumental in the (i) development of Snowy flow science, (ii) operational water management, (iii) inter-governmental water governance, and (iv) has been a key figure in the interaction with the local and Aboriginal communities. Simon has had the unique opportunity to develop a

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Kimberly Schonek

Australia

Kimberly Schonek, USA

Kimberly Schonek has worked with The Nature Conservancy for 8 years to restore and protect flows in the Verde River. Previously, Ms. Schonek worked with the Oregon Water Trust developing water transactions and a comprehensive monitoring program. Ms. Schonek holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management with an emphasis in hydrology.

Presentation Title:Verde River Flow and Habitat Restoration Initiative

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Ashish Sharma

Australia

Ashish Sharma

Australia

Ashish Sharma, Australia

Presentation Title: Urban flooding increasing, while the countryside dries up - the dichotomous impact of rising global temperatures

Rising temperature have been expected and shown to result in increases in short-duration rainfall extremes across the world. Additionally, it has been shown (doi:10.1038/ngeo2456) that storms will intensify, causing derived flood peaks to rise more. This leads us to speculate that flood peaks

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Jim Wilcox

Australia

Jim Wilcox

Australia

Jim Wilcox, USA

Presentation Title:Restoring Ecosystem Services in the Sierra Nevada, California

Evidence of human habitation has reached every corner of the globe, and montane valley ecosystems have been one of the last places to become inhabited.  Prior to manipulation for human use, these ecosystems provided services such as seasonal water retention and release from vernally inundated meadows and valleys, providing productive

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Chris Spray

Australia

Chris Spray

Australia

Chris Spray, UK

Professor Chris J Spray MBE, FRSA Chair of Water Science and Policy School of Social Sciences University of Dundee

Presentation Title:Building with Nature: Adapting to Environmental Change through innovative catchment management in the Tweed UNESCO HELP Basin, Scotland

Nature based solutions, which look to work at the landscape scale as part of a suite of potential adaptation measures are an

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Sheikh Rokonuzzaman

Australia

Sheikh Rokonuzzaman, Bangladesh

Writer and researcher Sheikh Rokon is the founding Secretary General of Riverine People, a Dhaka-based national civil society initiative on river and water. He has been writing and researching on green, ecology, water and rivers. He is known for his expertise on India-Bangladesh trans-boundary river issues, youth engagement in river movement,

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Astria Nugrahany

Australia

Astria Nugrahany, Indonesia

Astria finished her BSc Degree in Water Resources Engineering at Brawijaya University of Malang, Indonesia. She started her career at Jasa Tirta I Public Corporation, a River Basin Organization which is a State Owned Company of the Government of Indonesia that managed the operation, maintenance and development of water resources and its infrastructures. The works that she had done

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Mick Callan

Australia

Mick Callan

Australia

Mick Callan, Australia

Mick Callan is the Project Support Officer for the Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance where he works with 18 member councils across the Central West of NSW to develop, implement and review environmental projects, as well as organising capacity building events such as meetings, registered training, forums, workshops and conferences. Mick has previously worked in Local Government

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Paul Hackney

Australia

Paul Hackney

Australia

Paul Hackney, Australia

Dr Paul Hackney is a water professional with 30 years experience in the water sector, with a PhD in water treatment technology. He has worked in academia, consultancy, local, state and federal government in both the UK and Australia. Currently he works for the City of Parramatta Council, a local government agency in metropolitan Sydney. At the Council

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Andrew Kelly

Australia

Andrew Kelly

Australia

Andrew Kelly, Australia

Andrew Kelly has been the Yarra Riverkeeper since November 2014 when he took over from Ian Penrose, the previous spokesperson of the Association. Andrew was a general committee member for several years before being elected Vice-president. He retains this role on the committee. He has a long term interest in water and geography, and is a graduate in history,

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Melita Grant

Australia

Melita Grant

Australia

Melita Grant, Australia

Melita Grant is a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney and specialises in water resources management and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in international development, with a focus on equality and inclusion. Melita has an academic background in Political Science and Environmental Management, and expertise in governance, institutional and policy analysis, applying this

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Suparana Katyaini

Australia

Dr. Suparana Katyaini is a post-doctoral researcher at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She was the recipient of the inaugural Vera Thiess Fellowship for advancing women’s participation in water and river management in 2016-17 from IRF. As a part of the fellowship she worked on ‘women’s voices from Brahmaputra River’.

Presentation Title: Deliberations on gender inclusive transboundary water governance:  Women’s Voices from

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Brian Jackson

Australia

Brian Jackson

Australia

Brian Jackson, Australia

I hold a CPEng and an MSc in hydrology (summa cum laude). I am an adaptive water resources manager, modeller and hydrologist with 20 years of experience in implementing integrated water resources management. I have been at the forefront of implementing the internationally respected water act of South Africa through my employment at both the national Department of

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Sarah Clift

Australia

Sarah Clift

Australia

Sarah Clift, Australia

Sarah Holland Clift is the Coordinator of the Parramatta River Catchment Group, an alliance of 11 local Councils and 4 State Government agencies in Sydney, Australia, who are working together to make the Parramatta River swimmable again by 2025. Sarah has over 14 years’ professional experience working in natural resource management, coordinating a range of national, statewide and

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Natasha Bellis Copy

Australia

Natasha Bellis, United States

Natasha Bellis joined the Deschutes River Conservancy in 2016. She provides strategic oversight of the organization’s stream flow restoration programs including negotiating stream flow restoration agreements and convening and facilitating stakeholder processes in priority reaches. Natasha holds a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana with a focus on collaborative conservation and a JD from Lewis

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Matthew Brooks

Australia

Matthew Brooks, Australia

Matthew Brooks the Geofabric Project Manager joined the Bureau Geofabric Team in August 2010. Matthew has previously worked at the Murray Darling Basin Authority and Dept. of Environment (within ERIN), providing database, content management and geospatial services support for environmental management programs since 1998. Matthew has a passion for providing GIS and data services that inform sustainable environmental

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Ramiro Aragon

Australia

Ramiro Aragon

Australia

Ramiro Aragon, USA

Ramiro Aragon is a Graduate student at Oregon State University. He has collaborated as field biologist for non-profit organizations in Mexico and the USA on migratory and non-migratory bird monitoring programs. Currently, Ramiro is using LiDAR technology to characterize forest structure and derive metrics to model bird species occupancy, including the Slender billed nuthatch in the Willamette Valley

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Jacques van Delft

Australia

Jacques van Delft, South Africa

Jacques van Delft is the Hydropower specialist for Bloemwater, a water utility in Bloemfontein South Africa. He has been working for Bloemwater for eighteen years as an Electrical Technician. In 2011 he became involved with the Water Research Commission of South Africa and the University of Pretoria in a study on the possibility of Conduit Hydropower

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Stefan Szylkarski

Australia

Stefan Szylkarski, Australia

Presentation Title: A combined hydrological-hydrodynamic data assimilation approach for improving river flow forecasting.

Data assimilation is an important part of river forecast systems to improve forecasts and increase forecast lead time. State-of-the-art forecast systems include assimilation of water level and discharge measurements for updating the hydrodynamic state of the river model. In this case, the impact of the data

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Bill Williamson

Australia

Bill Williamson, Australia

From 2013 Bill has worked in the Sustaining the Basin Irrigated Farm Modernisation Program which creates water savings for both irrigators and the environment. Bill has extensive experience in irrigation and crop management in commercial farming. Prior to working with NSW DPI, he has worked as an irrigation agronomist in cotton, winegrapes and citrus and grown

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Genevieve Hubert

Australia

Genevieve Hubert, United States

Genevieve Hubert manages the Deschutes River Conservancy’s environmental water transactions programs: water leasing, permanent transfers, water conservation projects, the DRC’s ground-water mitigation bank, and the Blue Water fund raising program. Gen joined the DRC in November 2005. She coordinates with 8 irrigation districts and over 200 landowners to protect 60-90 cfs annually through the instream leasing program.

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Natasha Bellis

Australia

Natasha Bellis, United States

Natasha Bellis joined the Deschutes River Conservancy in 2016. She provides strategic oversight of the organization’s stream flow restoration programs including negotiating stream flow restoration agreements and convening and facilitating stakeholder processes in priority reaches. Natasha holds a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana with a focus on collaborative conservation and a JD from

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Lin Cheng

Australia

Lin Cheng

Australia

Presentation Title:Re-operation of the Three Gorges Dam for Environmental Flows.

The construction of the Three Gorges Dam, along with other development in the Yangtze River basin, has had a profound impact on the flow and sediment regime of the Yangtze River. This has had major impacts on the geomorphology and ecology of the river downstream of the TGD, with related impacts

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Gregorio Garcia

Australia

Gregorio Garcia, Philippines

PASIG RIVER REHABILITATION COMMISSION

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) is a government agency under the Office of the President created in January 1999 by virtue of Executive order No. 54, as amended by Executive order No. 65, to ensure that the Pasig River System is rehabilitated to its historically pristine condition conducive for aquatic life and resources as well

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Kashif Shaad

Australia

Kashif Shaad

Australia

Kashif Shaad, Singapore

Dr Kashif Shaad has been working on the development of the Freshwater Health Index tool for Conservation International as the technical lead. He concluded his doctoral research in Environmental Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2015, under which he developed eco-hydraulic models for surface-groundwater interaction in modified river reaches. He also holds a Masters in Hydroinformatics and his research

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Nyein Thandar Ko

Australia

Nyein Thandar Ko, Netherlands

I am nationality of Myanmar. I was working as a lecturer at the Yangon Technological University in Myanmar. Now, I am studying as a Ph.D student at Water Management Department in Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. I am working about "Monitoring of River Health of Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar" as my Ph.D thesis. In that case,

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Tamara Boyd

Australia

Tamara Boyd

Australia

Tamara Boyd, Australia

Dr Tamara Boyd is an environmental engineer with a PhD in the use of markets to manage natural resources. Tamara is the founding director of Intrinsic Scope, providing professional consulting services, and a non-executive director of the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority. She has previously managed river and wetland health for Parks Victoria and groundwater reform for the Victorian

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Lori Gould

Australia

Lori Gould

Australia

Lori Gould, Australia

Lori Gould is Principal of an environmental consulting business – GrassRoots Environmental which specialises in natural resource management, particularly riparian rehabilitation and community engagement. In her spare time she works at Jerrabomberra Wetlands in the ACT as Program Manager for Science and Community Engagement. Prior to this Lori was a Senior Project Manager for 15 years with Greening

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Munyaradzi Chitakira

Australia

Munyaradzi Chitakira, South Africa

A former post-doctoral fellow and an emerging researcher, Dr Munyaradzi (Munya) Chitakira holds an Honours degree is in Geography, a Masters degree in Environmental Policy and Planning and a PhD in Environment and Society. Munya has a couple of years of experience as a researcher, tutor and lecturer in the environmental management field, in universities in Zimbabwe

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Taroi Rawiri

Australia

Taroi Rawiri

Australia

Taroi Rawiri, New Zealand

Ko Tainui te Waka, Ko Taupiri te Maunga, Ko Waikato te Awa, Ko Waikato te Iwi, Ko Te Awamarahi te Marae, Ko Taroi Rawiri toku ingoa. Kia ora im Taroi from Waikato Tainui, Im a masters student at the University of Waikato, completing a Masters in Geography focussing on River Restoration. Im also the Environmental Manager at

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Prof Dr Suratman M.sc.

Australia

Prof Dr Suratman M.sc., Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc Vice Rector for Research and Community Services, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc. was born in Klaten, Central Java in June, 6th 1954. His inaugural title of Professor was gain in 2007 by the ceremonial speech theme "Spatial Based Land Resources Management in the Sustainable Development in Indonesia. He

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Erin O’Donnell

Australia

Erin O'Donnell, Australia.

Erin is an environmental water law and policy specialist. She has worked in environmental planning and management and water governance since 2002, in both the private and public sectors. Erin’s research explores the role of the new legal institutions and organizations in delivering efficient, effective and legitimate environmental water management. Erin’s research focus is the challenge of providing

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Ivars Reinfelds

Australia

Ivars Reinfelds, Australia.

Dr Ivars Reinfelds is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Primary Industries with expertise in ecohydrology, fluvial geomorphology and environmental water management. Ivars has specialist skills in 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling, GIS, image analysis and spatial science which he applies to the development objective techniques for evidence-based decision making around water access rules and development

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Simon Fane

Australia

Simon Fane

Australia

Simon Fane, Australia.

Simon has nearly 20 years of experience in urban water. He is an expert in supply-demand planning, sustainable water management and options assessment with his PhD addressing these topics.
Simon has provided technical and policy advice to Commonwealth, State and Local Governments and water utilities across Australia. For the last five years Simon has been working for the

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Misko Ivezich

Australia

Misko Ivezich

Australia

Misko is a stream restoration engineer who specialises in the interactions between hydrology, hydraulics,sediment transport processes and fluvial geomorphology. He enjoys working with stakeholders to find pragmatic stream and floodplain restoration solutions which improve river health and social outcomes.

Assessing stream condition to inform management to protect the Great Barrier Reef

The waterways within the Mackay-Whitsundays region typically drain the eastern slopes

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Erina Watene-Rawiri

Australia

Erina Watene-Rawiri, New Zealand

Erina Watene-Rawiri is from the Waikato-Tainui tribe in New Zealand. She is currently working for her tribe at the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, and her work is focused on River Research. She is married to Taroi Rawiri and they have 3 beautiful tamariki.

Presentation Title: Indigenous Priorities for River Restoration in Aotearoa (New Zealand)

The Waikato River is the

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Paula D’Santos

Australia

Paula D'Santos, Australia

Paula has been working as an environmental water manager for the past 17 years.  She currently works for NSW Office of Environment and Heritage as a Senior Team Leader for the South-west Environmental Water and Floodplain unit which is responsible for environmental water management across southern NSW. Her career in environmental water management started with the

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Robyn Watts

Australia

Robyn Watts

Australia

Robyn Watts, Australia

Robyn Watts is a Professor of Environmental Science in the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University, Australia. She undertakes research on the ecology, biodiversity, management and restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Specific areas of expertise include flow-ecology relationships, river rehabilitation through the modification of the operation of dams, and ecosystem responses to environmental

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Lauren Zielinski

Australia

Lauren Zielinski, United States

Lauren Zielinski specializes in the monitoring and evaluation of river systems, focusing on river restoration and environmental flow projects. She holds a BSc in Earth and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources and Climate Risk from Columbia University in the United States and is also a recent graduate of IHE Delft in the Netherlands with an MSc in Ecohydrology.

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Jaye Lobegeiger

Australia

Jaye Lobegeiger, Australia

Jaye is a Senior Scientist in DSITI's Water Planning Ecology group. For over a decade she has worked on ecohydrological research projects and ecological risk assessments that support State Government water planning. Her areas of expertise are the habitats and biota of dryland rivers, particularly in the northern Murray-Darling Basin and north and west Queensland, and

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Gordon O’Brien

Australia

Gordon is the Ecology Lecturer of the School of Biology and Environmental Sciences of the University of Mpumalanga, South Africa. His expertise includes ecological risk assessments, aquatic ecology, fisheries research and water resources management. He is the programme leader of the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Programme and works and collaborates globally.

River Connectivity and Fish Migrations for People and the Environment: Lessons

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Prafulkumar V Timbadiya

Australia

Prafulkumar V Timbadiya, India

BE (Civil), M.E(WRE), PhD Received "IEI Young Engineer Award-2015 in Civil Engineering Discipline in India Received 'ASCE Best Case Study Award-2016' for the publication in Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.

Session: 18-Sep-2017 at late afternoon session

Session Name: Eco-hydrology and Monitoring – Breakout Session – Monday – Late Afternoon

Chairman: Ms. Walpole

Time: 4:15pm

Presentation Title: Assessment of Environmental Flows for the Tapi River basin,

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Stephen Packer

Australia

Stephen Packer, Australia

EPA Staff member

Presentation Title: Writing a Water Quality Improvement Plan for the Mount Lofty Ranges - How to get improvement when there is no perceived problem?

If we get 60% of Adelaide’s drinking water and a large proportion of food, vegetables, fruit, and milk and wine, from the Mount Lofty Ranges Watershed, then how can the water quality be bad? There

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Steve Skull, Carole Sweatman, Joe Marani

Australia

Steve Skull, Australia

Steve Skull is the Regional Manager for Alluvium in SEQ and has played a significant role in understanding river health management issues which contribute to the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Steve led the delivery of the Reef 2050 Costings review and represents Alluvium in the Wet Tropics MIP.

Carole Sweatman, Australia

Carole Sweatman is the CEO of Terrain NRM and

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Kate Fitzpatrick

Australia

Kate Fitzpatrick, United State

Kate is Program Director for the Deschutes River Conservancy in Central Oregon. The mission of the DRC is to restore streamflow and water quality in the Deschutes Basin. Kate develops and implements collaborative, incentive-based strategies to restore water to the rivers and streams of the basin. She coordinates the Basin Study Work Group, a multi-stakeholder collaborative managing a

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Marisa Hossick

Australia

Marisa Hossick, United States

Marisa Hossick is the Outreach Manager for the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) in Bend, Oregon. For the past 7 years, Marisa has worked on engaging the DRC’s audience through storytelling, photography, marketing, social media, graphic design as well as strategic fundraising and management. Marisa is also a professional photographer and uses her skills to document the beauty

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Victoria Penko

Australia

Victoria Penko, Australia

Victoria Penko is Executive Manager Governance and Relationships at the Victorian Environmental Water Holder. A former UK journalist and national newspaper and magazine editor, Victoria has spent twenty years driving strategic communications campaigns for environmental agencies. Since 2004, Victoria has specialised in engaging communities in the benefits of supporting healthy rivers and wetlands – and the plants and animals

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Natalie Stalenberg

Australia

Natalie Stalenberg, Australia

After completing a Bachelor of Environmental Management at Flinders University in South Australia, Natalie spent over 10 years working in various South Australian government agencies on water quality, water security, environmental flows and water allocation planning. Natalie later completed a Masters in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, which led her to the Murray Darling Basin Authority where she

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Leonie Woodham

Australia

Leonie Woodham, Australia

Leonie Woodham is a business owner, a poet and a community leader. In 2016 she was a participant in the Rivers and Ranges Community Leadership course, where she and her team produced a Water ways project which was then delivered as a pilot in a classroom. The project was very successful and became the basis for a class resource

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Siwan Lovett

Australia

Siwan Lovett

Australia

Siwan Lovet, Australia

Siwan has been working in natural resources management for the past 20 years and has a love of rivers, people and storytelling. When not out on the river working with local communities, Siwan is facilitating leadership and team-building workshops. She manages the on-ground Rivers of Carbon initiative, as well as the Australian River Restoration Centre that she established to

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Nagarajan Ramakrishnan

Australia

Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, India

Professor Nagaraian is with the center of studies in Resources engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His research include water supply source availability and demand, water stress analysis on macro and micro level, using remote sensing and GIS.

Presentation Title: Assessment of river basin in semi-arid region, Peninsular India

Water infrastructures (storage and distribution) were constructed and maintained to meet the

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Oliver Maennicke

Australia

Oliver Maennicke, Australia

Oliver Maennicke, Master’s in Water Resource Management from Dresden University of Technology, Germany joined WWF International in 2012 and has been working within water stewardship- and corporate relation teams, managing the development of WWF Water Risk Filter (WRF) project. He supports and works with the user of the WRF, a spatial water risk assessment tool for SMEs, multinational companies

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Partha Susarla

Australia

Partha Susarla, Australia

Kylie - Is an Environmental manager with more than 20 years experience.
Partha Susarla is a strategic planning manager with more than 25 years of experience.
Both are working at Unitywater for the last 7 years.

Presentation Title: Maroochy River Wetland restoration: an affordable green infrastructure solution with benefits for environment, and habitat

The Maroochy River is one of several high-profile rivers

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Jean-Michel Benier

Australia

Jean-Michel Benier, Australia

Jean-Michel Benier is currently the Team Leader for Waterways Asset Management at Melbourne Water, Victoria. He has over 15 years of waterway management experience across academic, consulting and government organisations. Jean-Michel is at the forefront of building Melbourne Water’s waterways asset management capabilities. He genuinely believes that considering waterways as assets, according to asset management principles,

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Niloo Tara

Australia

Niloo Tara

Australia

Niloo Tara, Australia

Niloo Tara is a senior environmental engineer has around 9 years of experience is design and management of Watersmart assets, Water health enhancement project and flood plain management in Brisbane City Council. She is passionate about WSUD concept and believes that the best outcome will achieve from multi-disciplinary approach. In the last few years she has been focusing

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Sue Jackson

Australia

Sue Jackson

Australia

Sue Jackson, Australia

Sue Jackson is a geographer with over 20 years’ experience researching the social dimensions of NRM, particularly community-based conservation initiatives and institutions. She has research interests in systems of resource governance, including customary Indigenous resource rights, and Indigenous capacity building for improved participation in NRM and planning, as well as the social and cultural values associated with

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Sarah Laborde

Australia

Sarah Laborde

Australia

Sarah Laborde, Australia

Sarah Laborde is a postdoctoral researcher at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia. She is an environmental anthropologist with a background in geology and water resources engineering, and a broad research interest in the complex and dynamic interconnections between people and aquatic ecosystems. She is currently working on social-ecological health in the Fitzroy River Basin, Western

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Angus Webb

Australia

Angus Webb

Australia

Angus Webb, Australia

Dr Angus Webb is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research centres on the study and restoration of large-scale environmental problems in freshwater systems. Angus is heavily involved in the monitoring, evaluation and adaptive management of environmental water delivered under the Australian government’s Murray-Darling Basin Plan, leading the

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Michael Douglas

Australia

Michael Douglas, Australia

Michael Douglas is a Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Western Australia and a University Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University. He is Hub Leader of the Northern Australian Environmental Resources Hub: a 6 year research initiative focussed on supporting the sustainable development in northern Australia, funded by the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program. He

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Matthew Coleman

Australia

Matthew Coleman, Australia

Matthew Coleman & Peter Bridgeman have both worked at the Murray–Darling Basin Authority for the last decade. Their role lies at the interface between hydrology and environmental outcomes for the water-dependent ecosystem. They helped design and coordinate the hydrological modelling work that was a key component of the Basin Plan. This legislation that was passed by the Australian Government

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David Bell

Australia

David Bell

Australia

David Bell, Australia

David Bell is Director of Environmental Water Planning at the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. David took a lead role in developing the Environmental Watering Plan and Basin Watering Strategy, both key elements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. He has responsibility for preparing the Basin annual environmental watering priorities and is chief architect of the thinking behind trajectory mapping. Previously,

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Ingrid Takken

Australia

Ingrid Takken

Australia

Ingrid Takken, Australia

Ingrid Takken has a background in surface water hydrology and geomorphology. Her PhD involved research and modelling of the impact of linear landscape features and soil roughness on the patterns of overland flow and erosion in agricultural catchments. During her post-doctoral research and subsequent academic career she studied hydrologic connectivity and the impact of roads on sediment delivery. Since

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Hilary Johnson

Australia

Hilary Johnson, Australia

Mr Hilary Johnson is a Director within the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, a division of the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy. The Office supports the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, a statutory position responsible for managing the environmental water entitlements owned by the Australian Government in the Murray-Darling Basin. Hilary has worked for over 8 years

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Michael Stewardson

Australia

Michael Stewardson, Australia

Michael Stewardson leads the Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources Discipline Group in the Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne. He has over 20 years experience in interdisciplinary river science research and its application to management and policy. Working with the environmental water management industry, Michael undertakes research and development of tools to improve the application of

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Ying Tian

Australia

Ying Tian

Australia

Ying Tian, China

Li Yuanyuan is Vice-President and Professor of the General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design (GIWP) at the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) of China, the most important technical agency supporting China’s national water resources development and strategy planning, water policy research, formulation and management. His fields of expertise include water resources management mechanisms, interactions between

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Louise Burge

Australia

Louise Burge

Australia

Louise Burge, Australia

Louise Burge and her family operate a mixed agricultural enterprise in the Southern Riverina region of New South Wales (Australia) She has an extensive background in many fields of natural resource management and has represented the farming sector at Federal and State Level. Louise is a past board member of NSW Farmer’s Association, Murray Catchment Management Board and the

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Wenxue Li

Australia

Wenxue Li

Australia

Wenxue Li, China

Yellow River Conservancy Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources, Zhengzhou, 450003, China

Presentation Title: To explore for A New Philosophy for Governance on the Floodplains of the Lower Yellow River under New Circumstances

The floodplain of the Lower Yellow River, of a total area of 3,544 km2, is not only an area for flood conveyance and sediment trapping, but also the

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Nicole Ramilo

Australia

Nicole Ramilo

Australia

Nicole completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering at Griffith University, graduating with honours in 2001. Currently working at BMT she has over 16 years of experience in a wide range of environmental and water engineering projects, working both in local government and the consulting industry. Nicole'€™s key areas of expertise include integrated catchment and Total Water Cycle Management

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Lucy Cameron

Australia

Lucy Cameron

Australia

Lucy Cameron, Australia

Lucy Cameron Lucy is a Senior Planner at Glenelg Hopkins CMA, located in south-west Victoria, Australia. Her 15 year career in waterway management has been diverse, but predominantly spent improving the geomorphology and riparian zones of the Glenelg River. More recently, Lucy co-founded the Waterway Management Twinning Program with Adam Bester, from Glenelg Hopkins CMA, and Siwan Lovett

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Tara Davis

Australia

Tara Davis

Australia

Tara Davis,  USA

Tara has worked in conservation for fourteen years focusing on river restoration as well as non-profit management and fundraising. A fourth generation native to the USA’s west coast, she received a Bachelor’s Degree from Santa Clara University, California in Environmental Science and a Masters in Water Resources Management emphasizing watershed health in developing nations from the University of New

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Olita Ogonjo

Australia

Olita Ogonjo

Australia

Olita Ogonjo, Kenya

Tom  Alletson is the Waterways Program Leader at Tweed Shire Council.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Coastal Management and Masters of Integrated Water Management.  Tom has worked in catchment management for 20 years in the community, private and public sectors, with experience in Australia, Africa and the UK.  For the last 15 years Tom has been responsible

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Brian Kemp

Australia

Brian Kemp

Australia

Brian Kemp, Canada.

Graduated from Fleming College (Lindsay, ON) in 1987 with a diploma in Forest Recreation, specializing in Outdoor Education.

Have worked in many facets of the environmental field including; forestry, stream degradation studies, public awareness/community relations, park management planning, Conservation Area development and maintenance, land securement, as well as outdoor environmental education.

Currently General Manager - Conservation Lands at Lake Simcoe

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Daivd Winfield

Australia

Daivd Winfield, Australia

David Winfield is a water resources professional with 19 years’ experience at state and national level. With Alluvium since 2015, David has played a leading role advising on water policy, river basin planning, evaluation and reporting projects for New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA). In 2016, he was appointed with

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Lyndal Hasselman

Australia

Lyndal Hasselman, Australia.

Lyndal has worked in private consulting as an evaluator, in State and Commonwealth governments doing strategic planning and as a researcher. Most recently Lyndal has completed a PhD examining the compatibility of adaptive management and accountability arrangements of the Murray-Darling Basin. Her work remains motivated by the need for practical solutions and improvements in the way that water

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Ester Galende Sanchez

Australia

Ester Galende Sanchez, Ireland.

Perseverant, self-motivated, and results-oriented, I am a Forest engineer specialized in natural resources management, but also in Political Science, Sociology, and Governance.

This education provides me a trans-disciplinary vision of environmental issues and qualifies me for working on fields as sustainable development, climate change or environmental governance.

During last year, I was working in Peru for the NGO CONDESAN

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Elisa Zavadil

Australia

Elisa Zavadil

Australia

Elisa Zavadil, Australia.

Elisa is a specialist in waterway health, with an engineering and earth science background, which spans 15 years of research and consulting in the disciplines of fluvial, floodplain and coastal zone dynamics. Elisa’s PhD research focused on advancing the integration of geomorphology and ecology in river research and management. In recent years, Elisa has focused on the development

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Simon Hunter

Australia

Simon Hunter

Australia

Simon Hunter is a Senior Environmental Scientist with the Water and Wetlands Team, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney. Since 2013, Simon has lead the ecological assessment work for the NSW Healthy Floodplains Project across six northern valleys in NSW's Murray-Darling Basin - the Gwydir, Border Rivers, Upper Namoi, Lower Namoi, Macquarie, and the unregulated Barwon-Darling River valley. Simon

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Daniela Rosero

Australia

Daniela Rosero, United States.

Ecohydrology researcher working in the field of environmental flows methods, implementation, and legislation.

Presentation Title: Mismatch between legislation and technical guidelines for environmental flows, a review from Ecuador.

In Integrated Water Resources Management, environmental flow regime considerations are of growing interest to find a balance between meeting water demand (i.e. drinking water supply, agriculture or energy production)

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Pia Weber

Australia

Pia Weber

Australia

Pia Weber, Chile.

Chilean Environmental and Administrative Attorney, with post-graduate Diplomas and teaching experience. Currently, I am studying at the University of Melbourne an LL.M. Previously, I worked as a legal adviser at the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency and legal analyst for the Governments Transparency Council.

Working for the government has given me practical experience into how policies are formulated,

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Eva Abal

Australia

Eva Abal

Australia

Eva Abal, Australia.

Eva’s scientific expertise and research interests include strategic research and management framework development towards a clear path to impact; building partnerships amongst research, government and industry; science leadership and coordination of multidisciplinary projects; and effective science communication through Ecosystem Report Cards in advocating for Integrated Water Resources Management. Eva renders professional advise on water and land resources in

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Barry Hart

Australia

Barry Hart

Australia

Professor Barry Hart is Director of environmental consulting company Water Science Pty Ltd, an Emeritus Professor at Monash University, a board member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and a non-executive Director of Alluvium Consulting Australia Pty Ltd.  Prof Hart has established an international reputation in the fields of water resources decision-making, ecological risk assessment, environmental flow decision-making, water quality and

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Amanda Morgan

Australia

Amanda Morgan

Australia

Amanda Morgan, Australia.

Bronwyn Powell is an experienced water professional, researcher and manager, and has worked in the aid and community development sectors for over 17 years. Bronwyn is currently the Knowledge and Learning Manager of the Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund, a $103m initiative supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade managed by Palladium. In

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Piet Filet

Australia

Piet Filet

Australia

Piet Filet, Australia.

A land and water management specialist with rural research, consulting, NGO and local and state government policy/implementation experience. My research and policy development interests include the design and evaluation of integrated land use/environmental impacts, catchment management and flood risk management strategies. Through an extensive national and international network, I also facilitate knowledge exchange collaborations with flood risk management

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Shelley Scoullar

Australia

Shelley Scoullar, Australia.

My name is Shelley Scoullar. I am a rice farmer while my husband works off farm, a mother of three and passionate about my environment. I have a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma of Education. I am currently chair of West Berriquin Irrigators and delegate to Southern Riverina Irrigators. I am also co-founder of NAPREC

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Partha Susarla and Kylie Crouch

Australia

Partha Susarla, Australia.

Partha Susarla is a strategic planning manager with more than 25 years of experience.
Both are working at Unitywater for the last 7 years.

Kylie Crouch, Australia.

Kylie - Is an Environmental manager with more than 20 years experience.

 

Presentation Title:Maroochy River Wetland restoration: an affordable green infrastructure solution with benefits for environment, and habitat

The Maroochy River is one of several high-profile rivers

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Paul Frazier

Australia

Paul Frazier

Australia

Paul Frazier, Australia.

Dr Paul Frazier is project leader for the Gwydir River LTIM and Junction of the Warrego-Darling River systems LTIM projects.  He has been studying river and floodplain inundation interactions for over 20 years.  He is an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of New England.

Presentation Title:Monitoring the outcomes of environmental watering: Long-term intervention monitoring in the Gwydir River.

In

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Andrew Herron

Australia

Andrew Herron

Australia

Andrew Herron, Australia.

Andrew is a Senior water consultant with Eco Logical Australia. He has worked in the hydrology industry for over 10 years and has presented papers at Australian and international conferences on topics including river health indicators, climate change assessments, flood forecasting and catchment modelling.

Presentation Title:When 1ML ≠ 1ML – Floodplain inundation to maintain environmental values.

The Warrego long term

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Natalie Holland

Australia

Natalie Holland, Australia.

Natalie Holland has a career spanning over 17 years working in the not-for-profit conservation sector in Australia.  Currently, Natalie is the Conservation Projects Manager for The Nature Conservancy’s Australia Program, supporting the Conservancy’s Murray Darling Basin Program.  Previously at The Conservancy, she led a capacity building program for indigenous groups across Northern Australia in the use of Healthy

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Jessica Davison & Helen Watts

Australia

Jessica Davison & Helen Watts, Australia.

Ben Gawne Ben Gawne is currently Professor of Environmental Flows within the Institute of Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra.
Currently, Ben’s major responsibilities are leadership of the MDFRC’s Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project (Funded by the Federal Environment Department) and the Commonwealth Environmental Waterholder’s Long-Term Intervention Monitoring project.
Between 2002 and 2015,

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Natalie Stalenberg

Australia

Natalie Stalenberg, Australia.

After completing a Bachelor of Environmental Management at Flinders University, Natalie spent over 10 years working in various South Australian government agencies on water quality, water security, environmental flows and water allocation planning. Natalie later completed a Masters in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, which led her to the Murray Darling Basin Authority where she worked with Traditional

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John Conallin

Australia

John Conallin

Australia

John Conallin, Netherlands.

John is a M&E expert and science co-ordinator based at IHE Delft, Netherlands. His main interests and professional roles are focused around the design and facilitation of monitoring and evaluation in social-ecological programs within Integrated Water Resource Management. Specifically he concentrates on finding social and ecologically appropriate outcomes within environmental flow programs using stakeholder driven and evidence based

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Erin O’Donnell

Australia

Erin O'Donnell, Australia.

Erin is an environmental water law and policy specialist. She has worked in environmental planning and management and water governance since 2002, in both the private and public sectors. Erin’s research explores the role of the new legal institutions and organizations in delivering efficient, effective and legitimate environmental water management. Erin’s research focus is the challenge of providing

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James Peters

Australia

James Peters

Australia

James Peters, Australia.

James Peters is a Senior Policy Officer involved in water allocation planning. His role in the development of water allocation plans includes working with the community to ensure that all values of water resources are captured and reflected in policy decisions which maximise environmental, social and economic benefits. Joseph Sullivan is an environmental professional with over 12 years’

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Lucy Cameron and Siwan Lovett

Australia

Lucy Cameron, Australia.
Lucy is a Senior Planner at Glenelg Hopkins CMA, located in south-west Victoria, Australia. Her 15 year career in waterway management has been diverse, but predominantly spent improving the geomorphology and riparian zones of the Glenelg River. More recently, Lucy co-founded the Waterway Management Twinning Program with Adam Bester, from Glenelg Hopkins CMA, and Siwan Lovett of

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Tara Davis

Australia

Tara Davis

Australia

Tara Davis, USA.

Tara has worked in conservation for fourteen years focusing on river restoration as well as non-profit management and fundraising. A fourth generation native to the USA’s west coast, she received a Bachelor’s Degree from Santa Clara University, California in Environmental Science and a Masters in Water Resources Management emphasizing watershed health in developing nations from the University of

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Brian Kemp

Australia

Brian Kemp

Australia

Brian Kemp, Canada.

Graduated from Fleming College (Lindsay, ON) in 1987 with a diploma in Forest Recreation, specializing in Outdoor Education.

Have worked in many facets of the environmental field including; forestry, stream degradation studies, public awareness/community relations, park management planning, Conservation Area development and maintenance, land securement, as well as outdoor environmental education.

Currently General Manager - Conservation Lands at Lake Simcoe

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Daivd Winfield

Australia

Daivd Winfield, Australia.

David Winfield is a water resources professional with 19 years’ experience at state and national level. With Alluvium since 2015, David has played a leading role advising on water policy, river basin planning, evaluation and reporting projects for New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA). In 2016, he was appointed with

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Virginia Marshall

Australia

Virginia Marshall, Australia.

Dr Virginia Marshall
PhD (law) LLM, GDLP, LLB, BA (Hons), B Voc Ed & Training

First Aboriginal woman to gain a PhD in Law from Macquarie University, Virginia’s thesis won the prestigious Stanner Award in 2015; Pre-eminent scholar in Aboriginal water rights and interests; peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in law textbooks.
Principal Solicitor [2013 – current] | Triple

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Michael Wrathall

Australia

Michael Wrathall, Australia.

Michael Wrathall recently commenced as Manager Knowledge Coordination at the NSW Department of Primary Industries – Water. He has 15 years professional experience in water resource management in the public and private sectors in Australia, the United Kingdom and Samoa. As a senior member of the surface water management team from 2010 to 2017, he was responsible for

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Yinsheng Zhang

Australia

Yinsheng Zhang, China.

Prof. Yinsheng Zhang

Presentation Title:Impacts of snow/glacier variability over the hydrologic regimes in upper Indus River Basin.

Glacierized river basins with insufficient summer rain but abundant in snow- and glacier-melt water, are highly suspected by reduction and seasonal alteration in the annual stream-flows owing to climate change. However, the glacio-hydrological observations and investigations to address the linkage between stream-flow fluctuations

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Priyantha Jayakody

Australia

Priyantha Jayakody, Australia.

Priyantha Jayakody is a hydrologist in the Surface Water Resource Management group at DPI Water (NSW Department of Primary Industries). He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from the Mississippi State University. His doctoral research was focused on water quantity and quality modelling under different climate

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Richard Cresswell

Australia

Richard Cresswell, Australia.

Richard is Water Discipline Lead at Eco Logical Australia and a Principal Hydrogeologist, with particular expertise in hydrodynamics, geochemistry and isotopes. He has over 30 years research experience across a range of disciplines, including geology, archaeology, meteoritics, geomorphology and biomedicine and has spent the last 15 years dedicated to water resources. He has authored over 40 science journal

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J.M. Chandramali Jayawardana

Australia

J.M. Chandramali Jayawardana, Sri Lanka.

Dr J.M.C.K Jayawardana is a senior lecturer attached to the Department of Natural Resources, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. She completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka specialized in the field of Zoology. She obtained her MPhil degree from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in the

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Shane White

Australia

Shane White

Australia

Shane White, Australia.

Shane White is an Honours student at The National Marine Science Centre, Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, NSW. His study focuses on the biogeochemical impacts of intensive horticulture in freshwater ecosystems and the fluxes of nutrients, metals and pesticides over changing hydrological conditions.

Presentation Title:Impacts of blueberry horticulture on stream water quality.

Runoff from surrounding lands and groundwater seepage can

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Helen Keenan

Australia

Helen Keenan

Australia

Helen Keenan, Australia.

Helen Keenan is an aquatic ecologist from Sydney, Australia. She has worked in river management for almost two decades, and on the development of environmental flows in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River for the last seven.  Helen holds a PhD in palaeoecology from Macquarie University (Sydney), focussing on the changes in fossil diatom communities from lake sediments on subantarctic Macquarie

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Will Mooney

Australia

Will Mooney

Australia

Will Mooney, Australia

Will Mooney is Executive Officer for the Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN).

Presentation Title: ‘This is our inherent right’. Reflecting on 10 years of advocacy for water justice: achievements, challenges and future directions.

November 2017 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Echuca Declaration – a ground-breaking statement by First Nations from along the Murray River that

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Jamie Woods

Australia

Jamie Woods

Australia

Jamie Woods, Australia

Jamie woods,Ranger Toogimbie Indigenous Protected Area
Jamie has been the Ranger at Toogimbie since 2008 he has vast experience in land management and water management with Jamie overseeing the delivery of water onto the wetlands areas. Jamie lives on country with the wetlands right at his front door.he continues to work with our stakeholder for improved water and

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Naomi Simmonds

Australia

Naomi Simmonds, New Zealand

I am a mother of two, I affiliate to Raukawa, Ngati Huri and descend from two main waters, the Waihou and the Waikato. I am also a lecturer in Geography and Environmental Planning at Waikato University. My research interests include Maori and Indigenous geographies, Maori resource management, hapu and iwi sustainability initiatives, Indigenous water rights and responsibilities, Kaupapa

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Simon Costanzo

Australia

Simon Costanzo, United States.

Simon Costanzo is an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, but is a native to Brisbane where he was born and he's happy to be back!

Presentation Title:Developing a basin health report card for the Orinoco River in Colombia: a stakeholder driven approach to environmental assessment, management and planning.

River basin report cards

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Daniel Ahn

Australia

Daniel Ahn

Australia

Daniel Ahn, New Zealand

Matthew Davis has 25-years of experience working in water resource management. He is a principal at Aguas Engineering and Environmental Limited where he has undertaken work on stormwater quality management and water infrastructure resiliency. Matthew taught at the University of Auckland as a visiting lecturer from 2014-5, while from 2007-14 he had oversight of the stormwater research

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Lydia Cetin

Australia

Lydia Cetin

Australia

Lydia Cetin, Australia

Dr Lydia Cetin is a water quality modeller with eleven years of experience in the fields of catchment hydrology and water quality management. Lydia has conducted numerous projects in Australia and New Zealand informing natural resource management planning and policy development, undertaking water quality risk assessments, mixing zone modelling, and catchment-scale pollutant export modelling.

Presentation Title: INTEGRATED CATCHMENT-RIVER MODELLING OF THE

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Elisa Zavadil

Australia

Elisa Zavadil

Australia

Elisa Zavadil, Australia

Elisa is a specialist in waterway health, with an engineering and earth science background, which spans 15 years of research and consulting in the disciplines of fluvial, floodplain and coastal zone dynamics. Elisa’s PhD research focused on advancing the integration of geomorphology and ecology in river research and management. In recent years, Elisa has focused on the development and

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Amy Russell

Australia

Amy Russell

Australia

Amy Russell, Australia

Amy Russell, project officer at the North Central Catchment Management Authority in northern Victoria, supports a number of projects across the CMA region including the delivery of environmental water to key wetlands; pest plant and animal management and has an important role implementing the flood recovery program.

Having worked at the North Central CMA for 5.5 years, Amy

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Joel Boyd

Australia

Joel Boyd

Australia

Joel Boyd, Australia

Joel is Community Delivery Manager and Ben is Aboriginal Water Officer with Wimmera CMA.  We work closely with Barengi Gadjin Land Council to build relationships and community capacity, and support community aspirations for the Wimmera River system.  We are focused on emerging Aboriginal economic development opportunities in cultural and natural resource management in the Wimmera CMA region.

Presentation Title: River Yarns

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Jane Walker

Australia

Jane Walker

Australia

Jane Walker, Australia

Dr Jane Walker is the Partnerships Project Coordinator at Glenelg Hopkins CMA. Jane's field of interest is in effective partnerships with Traditional Owners and Indigenous communities for the improved health of people and Country. Jane has previously worked for the Central Land Council and South African National Parks in community based conservation initiatives.

Tyson Lovett-Murray is a Gunditjmara

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Rene Woods

Australia

Rene Woods

Australia

Rene Woods, Australia

Rene Woods is a Nari Nari man from south-west New South Wales in Australia. Rene has been involved with the management of Aboriginal culture, heritage and natural resources for many years, and is currently working as an Aboriginal Heritage Conservation Officer in the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. As chairperson of the Murray Lower Darling

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Wade Hadwen

Australia

Wade Hadwen

Australia

Wade Hadwen, Australia

Dr Wade Hadwen is a Lecturer and a member of the Australian Rivers Institute and the Griffith Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University. He has over 20 years of experience working in riverine and coastal ecosystems, and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and industry monographs. Wade’s research examines the relationships

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Greg McMahon

Australia

Greg McMahon

Australia

Greg McMahon, Australia.

Presentation Title: Is climate change responsible for the rising cost of natural disasters?

While the increase in the global average air temperature since pre-industrial times is now well established, this increase is poorly correlated with the occurrence of extreme weather events and their local impacts in terms of property losses. This talk will examine rising insured and economic

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Adrian Martins

Australia

Adrian Martins, Australia

Adrian Martins is a Project Manager for the North Central Catchment Management Authority based in Bendigo, Victoria. He has 20 years of experience working across a range of multi-disciplinary natural resource management projects with a strong focus on the delivery of terrestrial, river health and wetland conservation and rehabilitation activities.  Adrian enjoys collaborating with a wide range of

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Arturo Garcia

Australia

Arturo Garcia

Australia

Arturo Garcia, Mexico

Tara has worked in conservation for fifteen years focusing on river restoration as well as non-profit management and fundraising. A fourth generation native to the USA’s west coast, she received a Bachelor’s Degree from Santa Clara University, California in Environmental Science and a Masters in Water Resources Management emphasizing watershed health in developing nations from the

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Mark Drew

Australia

Mark Drew

Australia

Mark Drew, United States

Dr. Mark Drew is California Trout’s Sierra Headwaters Program Director. Mark is the founder and prior Director of the Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program. Prior to joining CalTrout, Mark worked as The Nature Conservancy’s Southeastern Caribbean Program’s Protected Areas Specialist. Prior to working for The Nature Conservancy, Mark spent almost 15 years involved, both

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Luke Kidd

Australia

Luke Kidd

Australia

Luke Kidd, Australia

Luke is a Senior Environmental Engineer of BMT WBM with 15 years of experience in the field of environmental engineering, natural resource management and environmental impact assessment. Luke has practiced and managed projects relating to catchment and receiving water quality modelling, flooding, hydrology, aquatic ecology, GIS and spatial modelling and environmental planning. Luke has applied this knowledge to

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Mary Bonet

Australia

Mary Bonet

Australia

Mary Bonet, Australia

Mary has been involved in Landcare and conservation in the Southern Tablelands region for the past 15 years working on a variety of projects including as facilitator for the Kanangra Boyd to Wyangala link and recently joining the Rivers of Carbon team on projects around Goulburn NSW. She manages a small farm in Breadalbane NSW with

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Paula Hanasz

Australia

Paula Hanasz

Australia

Paula Hanasz, Australia

Paula Hanasz has recently completed a PhD at the Australian National University. Paula’s PhD thesis explored the hydropolitics of the Ganges-Brahmaputra problemshed. She investigated the effects of international organisations on transboundary water conflict and cooperation.
Prior to starting her PhD, Paula Hanasz worked as a national security and defence consultant at Noetic Solutions. She has also

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Frederick Bouckaert

Australia

Frederick Bouckaert has extensive experience in ecological field monitoring and analysis, including macroinvertebrate monitoring in the Swan River (WA), algal monitoring in the ACT, assessment of impacts from uranium mining in Kakadu National Park and coordinating the Sustainable Rivers Audit (SRA) for the Murray-Darling Basin. He joined the Murray-Darling Basin Commission/Authority in 2002, and lead the SRA team as a

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Mr Ross Bigwood

Ross is a natural resource management practitioner with 20 years experience in natural resource management, project planning and delivery, extension and training. He has worked with all levels of government, industry bodies, utility providers and community to achieve whole-of-catchment improvements to the way in which we manage our land and water assets.
Ross is currently the Team Leader for the

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Chathura Sanjeewa

Australia

Chathura Sanjeewa, Sri Lanka

I work as a Civil & Environmental Engineer to the National Water Supply & Drainage Board which is the governmental organization responsible for drinking water and sanitation in Sri lanka. I have completed Master of Science degree in Integrated Water Resources Management and also currently following M.Sc in Construction Management. At present I’m the Youth Focal Point to

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Michael Wrathall

Australia

Michael Wrathall, Australia

Michael Wrathall recently commenced as Manager Knowledge Coordination at the NSW Department of Primary Industries – Water. He has 15 years professional experience in water resource management in the public and private sectors in Australia, the United Kingdom and Samoa. As a senior member of the surface water management team from 2010 to 2017, he was responsible for

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Yinsheng Zhang

Australia

Yinsheng Zhang, China

Prof. Yinsheng Zhang

Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS

Research Interest: Land surface hydrological processes

Presentation Title: Impacts of snow/glacier variability over the hydrologic regimes in upper Indus River Basin.

Glacierized river basins with insufficient summer rain but abundant in snow- and glacier-melt water, are highly suspected by reduction and seasonal alteration in the annual stream-flows owing to climate change. However, the

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Priyantha Jayakody

Australia

Priyantha Jayakody, Australia

Priyantha Jayakody is a hydrologist in the Surface Water Resource Management group at DPI Water (NSW Department of Primary Industries). He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from the Mississippi State University. His doctoral research was focused on water quantity and quality modelling under

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Paul Sayers

Australia

Paul Sayers

Australia

Paul Sayers, United Kingdom

Paul Sayers is a Chartered Engineer and a Partner at SPL, a consultancy specialising in the strategic management of the water environment and its associated risks. Previously a Board Director of HR Wallingford Ltd, Paul has over twenty-five years international experience in all aspects of water management from real term flood and coastal forecasting and warning to

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John Koehn

Australia

John Koehn

Australia

John Koehn, Australia

Dr John Koehn has been working with fish and flows for 35 years. He has undertaken a wide range of research on many of the freshwater fishes of south-eastern Australia, especially in the Murray-Darling Basin. He is currently using new and existing knowledge to assist management decisions for the use of environmental water under the Murray-Darling

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Heather McGinness

Australia

Heather McGinness, Australia

Dr Heather McGinness is an Ecologist conducting research aimed at informing sustainable natural resource management. She provides solutions to management problems such as how, when and where to apply environmental flows in the context of competing environmental and consumptive water needs – for both in-stream benefits and sustainability in the broader landscape. She has a strong

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Darren Ryder

Australia

Darren Ryder

Australia

Darren Ryder, Australia

Darren Ryder is an Associate Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Restoration in the School of Environmental and Rural Science at the University of New England, Armidale NSW. His research focusses on community and ecosystem ecology, with an emphasis on the study of biodiversity, food web structure and the restoration of landscapes. Darren works closely with the

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Peter Pollard

Australia

Peter Pollard

Australia

Peter Pollard, Australia

Ass. Prof. Peter Pollard (PhD in Chemical Engineering and Microbiology; University of Queensland) has 36 years of research experience in microbial ecology. He has contributed meaningfully to the understanding of the critical role of microbes  (algae, cyanobacteria, bacteria and viruses) in the biogeochemical cycles of aquatic environments on local and global scales. He has a long research history

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Angela Arthington

Australia

Angela Arthington, Australia

Angela Arthington is a research ecologist focusing on river and fish conservation, especially through the science and management of environmental flows. Her research findings underpin several globally adopted environmental flow frameworks (DRIFT, ELOHA). Environmental flows research culminated in ““Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium” (2012, University of California Press). Angela received the honorary “Making a

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Cliff Kelly

Australia

Cliff Kelly

Australia

Cliff Kelly, New Zealand

Kia ora, my name is Cliff kelly. I am a middle aged male of Aotearoa New Zealand. My ancestry links me to both the indigenous Māori peoples of NZ and the colonial English. I am an avid research and student in the environmental space, currently engaged in masters thesis research in geography and environmental planning at

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Cate Brown

Australia

Cate Brown

Australia

Cate Brown, South Africa

Principal Specialist - Environmental, Social and Governance Department IFC. PhD. Environmental Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, works on hydropower financing globally.

Presentation Title: GOOD PRACTICE NOTE: DOWNSTREAM FLOW REGIMES AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL FLOWS MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR HYDROPOWER PROJECTS

The World Bank Group has provided significant financial support for the development of hydroelectric power projects

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Fiona Spruzen

Australia

Fiona Spruzen

Australia

Fiona Spruzen, Australia

Fiona Spruzen has a background in marine science and a PhD in Shorebird Ecology. After working with penguins in Antarctica, Fiona found herself working for the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment in the Environmental Water team, and has been there ever since. Fiona enjoys the policy challenges of working in this area, and working with passionate colleagues in

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Katie Burns

Australia

Katie Burns

Australia

Katie Burns, Australia

Katie is a Senior Project Manager in the Integrated Water and Catchments Division of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, State Government of Victoria. She is responsible for facilitating catchment based integrated water management by water sector organisations for the Werribee and Maribyrnong Rivers of greater Metropolitan Melbourne.
Katie has a civil engineering foundation and a Masters

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Caitlin Davis

Australia

Caitlin Davis

Australia

Caitlin Davis, Australia

Caitlin Davis has been a Senior Environmental Water Coordinator with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) for four years. The VEWH is an independent statutory authority responsible for managing Victoria's environmental water entitlements to achieve environmental benefits for Victoria's rivers, wetlands and floodplains. Caitlin has also worked in water policy development and research.

Presentation Title: Making every drop count

There has been

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Matthew Davis

Australia

Matthew Davis

Australia

Matthew Davis, New Zealand

Matthew Davis has 25-years of experience working in water resource management.  He is a principal at Aguas Engineering and Environmental Limited where he has undertaken work on stormwater quality management and water infrastructure resiliency.  Matthew taught at the University of Auckland as a visiting lecturer from 2014-5, while from 2007-14 he had oversight of the stormwater research programme

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Robert Baldwin

Australia

Rob Baldwin is the General Manager, Planning and Development at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and has been with them for 18 years. He is responsible for the delivery of a proactive program to ensure a sustainable Lake Simcoe watershed with a client focused approach. Rob has focused on applying innovative approaches related to watershed management in several areas

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Ivan Zavadsky

Ivan Zavadsky

Sustainable Hydropower in the Danube River Basin

Aware of the fact that hydropower plants offer an additional reduction potential for greenhouse gases but recognizing as well their negative impacts on the riverine ecology, in 2013 the ICPDR adopted  Guiding Principles on integrating environmental aspects in the use of hydropower. The Guiding Principles (GPs) are not legally binding but serving as a

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Craig Wilson

Australia

Craig Wilson

Australia

Craig Wilson, Australia

Craig Wilson is an environmental management professional with 20 years of experience in the maritime transport industry having worked at the Ports of Townsville, Port Hedland and now Brisbane. Craig holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science and a Masters Degree in Environmental and Business Management.
Throughout his career Craig has been exposed to a wide cross section of

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Jim Binney

Australia

Jim Binney

Australia

Jim Binney, Australia

Jim Binney – Director. Natural Capital Economics
Jim is a resource and environmental economic practitioner. He has undertaken in excess of 150 consulting assignments in the last ten years. Cost-benefit and cost effectiveness analysis are tools used in most of his projects. A major focus of his work is the integration of environmental values into mainstream decision making

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Kane Travis

Australia

Kane Travis

Australia

Kane Travis, Australia

Steve Skull is the Regional Manager for Alluvium in SEQ and has played a significant role in understanding river health management issues which contribute to the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Steve led the delivery of the Reef 2050 Costings review and represents Alluvium in the Wet Tropics MIP.
Carole Sweatman is the CEO of Terrain NRM and

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Paul Sayers

Australia

Paul Sayers

Australia

Paul Sayers, United Kingdom

Paul Sayers is a Chartered Engineer and a Partner at SPL, a consultancy specialising in the strategic management of the water environment and its associated risks. Previously a Board Director of HR Wallingford Ltd, Paul has over twenty-five years international experience in all aspects of water management from real term flood and coastal forecasting and warning to

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Justin Foley

Australia

Justin Foley

Australia

Justin Foley, Australia

Mr Justin Foley, Program Manager, ACT Healthy Waterways Project, Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, ACT Government.

Justin has extensive experience in natural resource planning (with a primary focus on water) and administration across all spheres of government. In his current role, he is responsible for delivering the ACT Healthy Waterways Project representing a total investment of $93.5 million in

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Lee Okjeong

Australia

Lee Okjeong

Australia

Lee Okjeong, South Korea

Okjeong Lee is a graduate student, and Sangdan Kim is her advisor. They belong to Pukyong National University. They are currently conducting research on climate change and extreme rainfall. This research was supported by a grant ‘Development of the Evaluation Technology for Complex Causes of Inundation Vulnerability and the Response Plans in Coastal Urban Areas for Adaptation to

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Tsitso Mocumi

Australia

Tsitso Mocumi

Australia

Tsitso Mocumi, South Africa

Tsitso Carol Mocumi is a young, responsible, diligent and self-driven individual always on the lookout for opportunities where she can make a meaningful contribution whether it is in an organization or an individual’s life. She has just over 7 years professional experience gained during her employment at various firms directly involved in the water sector in South

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Phil Slessar

Australia

Phil Slessar

Australia

04 Phill Slessar, Mark ToomeyPhil Slessar, Australia

Phil is the environmental flows officer at the North Central Catchment Management Authority (Victoria) for the Loddon River and the Birch’s Creek systems.
Phil has 30+ years’ experience working with waterways in both Victoria and New South Wales, including fresh, estuarine, marine and urban storm water quality management, and environmental flow management for rivers

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Rhys Anderson

Australia

Rhys Anderson

Australia

Rhys Anderson, Australia

Rhys is the Water Business Leader for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at Arup, based in Melbourne. He is an innovative thinker and has experience in water recycling and reuse projects, stormwater management and the integration of water into the urban landscape. In 2014, Rhys was recognised to be in the Top 30 under 30 by the Property

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Lyndal Hasselman

Australia

Lyndal Hasselman, Australia

Lyndal has worked in private consulting as an evaluator, in State and Commonwealth governments doing strategic planning and as a researcher. Most recently Lyndal has completed a PhD examining the compatibility of adaptive management and accountability arrangements of the Murray-Darling Basin. Her work remains motivated by the need for practical solutions and improvements in the way that water and

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Suzanne Witteveen

Australia

Suzanne Witteveen, Australia

Suzanne Witteveen loves working in Victoria's environmental water program policy and oversight, where she has been for six years. Prior to this she undertook other environmental and water management roles in WA and TAS.

Presentation Title: Victoria’s state framework for environmental water outcomes

Since the establishment of the Environmental Water Reserve (EWR) in the state of Victoria, a legislative and policy framework

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Claire Robinson

Australia

Claire Robinson, United States

Claire Robinson is  founder & Managing Director of Amigos de los Rios, 501©3 in Los Angeles, California. Her multi-disciplinary background in art, business & design has led to unique success in creating a culturally relevant Emerald Necklace River Greenway network in East Los Angeles County that serves as model for Green infrastructure Practices throughout US. She has an

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Jamie Ruprecht

Australia

Jamie Ruprecht, Australia

Jamie Ruprecht is an internationally recognised estuaries and wetlands expert specialising in field, laboratory and numerical modelling studies related to estuarine dynamics and wetland hydrology.  He has been a Project Engineer at the WRL for the past 6 years. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Masters in Engineering Science from

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Erin O’Donnell

Australia

Erin O'Donnell, Australia

Erin is an environmental water law and policy specialist. She has worked in environmental planning and management and water governance since 2002, in both the private and public sectors. Erin’s research explores the role of the new legal institutions and organizations in delivering efficient, effective and legitimate environmental water management. Erin’s research focus is the challenge of providing sufficient

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Ester Galende Sanchez

Australia

Ester Galende Sanchez, Ireland

Perseverant, self-motivated, and results-oriented, I am a Forest engineer specialized in natural resources management, but also in Political Science, Sociology, and Governance.

This education provides me a trans-disciplinary vision of environmental issues and qualifies me for working on fields as sustainable development, climate change or environmental governance.

During last year, I was working in Peru for the NGO CONDESAN within

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Carl Tippler

Australia

Carl Tippler

Australia

Carl Tippler, Australia

Carl has specialist skills in aquatic and riparian ecology which he has applied to a range of projects including advisory roles on urban waterway projects, strategic biodiversity planning, rezoning and development applications, flora and fauna surveys, aquatic and riparian ecosystem assessment, surface and ground water quality assessment and waterway restoration.
In 2013, Carl commenced doctoral studies at Macquarie University

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Natalie Holland

Australia

Natalie Holland, Australia

Natalie Holland has a career spanning over 17 years working in the not-for-profit conservation sector in Australia.  Currently, Natalie is the Conservation Projects Manager for The Nature Conservancy’s Australia Program, supporting the Conservancy’s Murray Darling Basin Program.  Previously at The Conservancy, she led a capacity building program for indigenous groups across Northern Australia in the use of Healthy Country

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Anaru Begbie

Australia

Anaru Begbie

Australia

Anaru Begbie, New Zealand

A land and water management specialist with rural research, consulting, NGO and local and state government policy/implementation experience. My research and policy development interests include the design and evaluation of integrated land use/environmental impacts, catchment management and flood risk management strategies. Through an extensive national and international network, I also facilitate knowledge exchange collaborations with flood risk

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Nuki Nicholson

Australia

Nuki Nicholson, New Zealand

E tū ana au ki te taumata o Tūturu
E rere ana i ngā wai karekare o Pūarenga
Ko Wāhiao te Tūpuna Whare
Ko Te Pākira te Marae
Ko Tuhourangi te Hapū
Ko Te Arawa te iwi, Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Mere raua ko Bill Royal oku Matua
Ko Nuki Nicholson ahau

Married to Taparoto, we are

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Pema Dorji

Australia

Pema Dorji

Australia

Pema Dorji, Bhutan

Pema Dorji is currently working as Manager, Environment & Social Unit of the premiere hydropower company in Bhutan, Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd. and he has completed his Masters in Environmental Science (Water Management) under the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship in 2015-2016 from University of South Australia, Adelaide. He has Bachelors in Applied Physical Sciences from Delhi University,

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Lauren Zielinski

Australia

Lauren Zielinski, United States

Lauren Zielinski specializes in the monitoring and evaluation of river systems, focusing on river restoration and environmental flow projects. She holds a BSc in Earth and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources and Climate Risk from Columbia University in the United States and is also a recent graduate of IHE Delft in the Netherlands with an MSc in Ecohydrology. She

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Reece Hill

Australia

Reece Hill

Australia

Reece Hill, New Zealand

Dr Reece Hill is the Senior Soil Scientist at the Waikato Regional Council, New Zealand and the Immediate Past President of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science. Dr Hill trained in pedology and soil stratigraphy and has worked at council for 15 years. Over that period he has implemented monitoring programmes for soil conservation, soil quality, riparian

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Keri Neilson

Australia

Keri Neilson

Australia

Keri Neilson, New Zealand

Keri Neilson works as the Trust Fund Manager for the Waikato River Authority where she oversees the delivery of more than 100 projects being undertaken with funding from the Waikato River Clean-up Trust.  Prior to this she worked for more than 20 years in catchment, lake and conservation management in New Zealand with roles in local and central

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Ben Stewart-Koster

Australia

Ben Stewart-Koster, Australia

Ben Stewart-Koster, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
Nguyen Dieu-Anh, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
Michele Burford, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
Jason Condon, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, School of Agricultural & Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University
Nguyen-Van Qui, Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture and Applied Biology, Can Tho University
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Erwando Rachmadi

Australia

Erwando Rachmadi, Indonesia

Author is Chief of Water Services Division III at Jasa Tirta I Public Corporation on Indonesia. He received Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Universitas Parahyangan and Master of Science for Construction Contract Management from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is currently working on Jasa Tirta I Public Corporation, a river basin organisation which have a task to manage water resources

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Kylee Carpenter

Australia

Kylee Carpenter, Australia

Victoria Penko is Executive Manager Governance and Relationships at the Victorian Environmental Water Holder. A former UK journalist and national newspaper and magazine editor, Victoria has spent twenty years  driving strategic communications campaigns for environmental agencies. Since 2004, Victoria has specialised in engaging communities in the benefits of supporting healthy rivers and wetlands – and the plants and animals

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Natasha Bellis

Australia

Natasha Bellis, United States

Natasha Bellis joined the Deschutes River Conservancy in 2016. She provides strategic oversight of the organization’s stream flow restoration programs including negotiating stream flow restoration agreements and convening and facilitating stakeholder processes in priority reaches. Natasha holds a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana with a focus on collaborative conservation and a JD from Lewis

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Vanessa Ramos

Australia

Vanessa Ramos

Australia

Vanessa Ramos, Portugal

Environmental engineer and, currently, a PhD researcher in the Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment Division of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). Her PhD, has been developed in close collaboration with the main entity responsible to manage dams’ operations (EDP Produção), having as main goal the establishment of relationships between hydrology and ecology (i.e. biological

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Vanh Mixap and Yu Yu Htay

Australia

Vanh Mixap and Yu Yu Htay, Cambodia

 

Presentation Title: Women’s voices from the Mekong – How we are tackling SDG 5 and 6

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Jessica Blackman

Australia

Jessica Blackman, Australia

Brisbane City Council

Presentation Title: Green Heart Schools - Youth leadership and our water resilient future

Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Schools program works with teachers, students and school communities throughout Brisbane to develop and deliver a range of creative and innovative projects which engage and involve young people in creating a clean, green and sustainable city. The Student Environmental Leadership

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Nicole McCasker

Australia

Nicole McCasker, Australia

Dr Paul Humphries' research interests mostly relate to rivers and their ecology. While he has worked mostly on fish-related topics, he also has an interest in macroinvertebrates and macrophytes. Most of his work in the last 20 years has been on the relationship between riverine biota and flow. Since 1996, he has focussed on aspects of the spawning

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Tony Weber

Australia

Tony Weber

Australia

Tony Weber, Australia

Tony Weber is one of Australia’s leading practitioners in the catchment modelling and water quality field. Prior to joining Alluvium he worked at BMT WBM for 13 years where he led the water quality discipline across their Australian operations. Tony has over 27 years’ experience in the water industry delivering a range of catchment modelling, water sensitive urban design,

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Carole Sweatman

Australia

Carole Sweatman, Australia

Presentation Title: A water quality project for productive, profitable communities and a healthy reef.

The Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP) is founded on the belief that long term change and sustainable communities must come from the hearts and minds of the people of the Wet Tropics. In a first for reef water quality projects, the MIP is a

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Juan Ossa Moreno

Australia

Juan Ossa Moreno, Australia

PhD student at the University of Queensland

Presentation Title: Hydro-economic modelling in mining regions: A case study in the Aconcagua Catchment

Hydro-economic models (HEMs) are increasingly being used to improve water resources management on a regional scale. HEMs are made of two components and a coupling methodology; the first one is the analysis of the physical processes in the hydrological

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David Barratt

Australia

David Barratt

Australia

 

David Barratt, Australia

Presentation Title: Development of a Catchment Post-Emergency Recovery Plan for the Upper Murrumbidgee

Formal post-emergency recovery plans are intended to provide structure to what is often otherwise relatively ad-hoc activity. Recovery programs and processes can have a lasting impact on communities and the environment.

 

The ACT and Region Catchment Post-Emergency Recovery Plan aims to facilitate better management and rehabilitation of catchments within

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Joel Dalberger

Joel is an aspiring water professional currently working for multi-disciplinary design firm McGregor Coxall in Sydney. Working for geotechnical consultancies in Sydney and Fiji, combined with international programs in Vietnam and India, he has developed strong understanding of the major environmental and water management issues facing cities and communities in both developed and developing countries. Joel is a 2019 Ken

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Rashmi Shrestha

I am a researcher with more than six years of experience in research in areas of water management, hydropower development, benefit sharing in hydropower development, hydropower-irrigation trade off and environment and cultural flows. My research interests are how different stakeholder exercise power and right over water resource, and how equitable use of water can be achieved. Overall through my research

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Dabin Liu

Dabin Liu, working in the Department of Sediment Research, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), has taken mainly researches for years on sediment transporting, river bed evolution, offshore circulation, estuarine and coastal dynamic processes.

Numerical Simulation Of Typhoon Influence On Marine Dynamic Elements In The Pearl River Estuary

Taking the Pearl River Estuary and its adjacent sea area as

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Arran Corbett

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

Application Of New Technologies For Timely, Reliable Water Data

Improvements in instrumentation, telemetry solutions and novel approaches to streamflow measurement have been evaluated and deployed in Queensland to support the sustainable management of our water resources.  Queensland is now seen as a world-leader in the adoption of indirect measurement of streamflow utilising video images collected from

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Ryan Davis

An applied scientist and environmental manager, Ryan works in Brisbane City Council's Waterway Health Integration team. The team is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Brisbane's Total Water Cycle Management Plan and 'WaterSmart' agenda. Ryan's role is in the collection and application of practical science to increase systems resilience in urban waterways and maximise associated triple-bottom line outcomes.

Development Of A

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Morag Stewart

Morag has a background in aquatic ecology, catchment planning and extreme climbing.

Optimising On-ground Investment For Source Water Protection In South East Queensland

Protection of source water catchments is an essential component of providing a safe and cost effective drinking water supply. A common problem for water authorities is determining where and what to do in applying a limited budget for source

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Nathaniel Parker

Nat is an environmental engineer, with experience in managing stream bank and gully erosion and monitoring and managing environmental rehabilitation programs. Nat also has conducted water quality research to monitor the effectiveness of erosion control measures and has advocated the advantages of using drone technologies for the collection of water quality data. Nat will discuss a project (undertaken by partners

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Tim Malthus

Research Group Leader - Coastal Sensing and Modelling Group

Integrating Citizen Science, Low Cost Optical Sensors And Satellite Data For Observations Of Water Quality And Algal Blooms

Passive optical remote sensing approaches are a key tool for improving the current understanding and monitoring of inland water quality. We describe here a method which integrates in situ observations and satellite observations into a

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Thanapon Piman

Dr.Thanapon Piman is Water Cluster Lead and Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia Centre, Thailand. He has 17 years’ work experience in water resources engineering, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), transboundary river basin planning and management, ecosystem valuation, climate change and adaptation. He has considerable professional experience in modeling and monitoring the potential impacts of water resources development

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Jocelyn Dela-Cruz

Jocelyn is a Senior Team Leader and Principal Scientist at the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment. She leads the Place Based Science team, which undertakes scientific research to inform evidenced based policy and decision making. Over the last 5 years, Jocelyn's research has underpinned state-wide reforms on water quality and waterway health management, with an explicit focus on

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Buyani Thomy

Buyani is an environmental economist with Natural Capital Economics in Brisbane. His work involves undertaking research and consulting projects on economic valuation of environmental resources. Most of his work focuses on identifying and valuing benefits of investment in restoration, preservation and management of natural resources such as waterways, urban parks, and groundwater resources. His work involves close collaboration with engineers

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Petaia Mafuiele

Petaia Mafulele is currently working as the Operation and Maintenance Manager for the Rural Division - Samoa Water Authroigyt. Petaia is 36 years old and has been working for the Authority for almost 5 years now. He is currently in his second three years contractual term after his reappointment in July 2018. Petaia graduated from the University of Canterbury New

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Rachael Nasplezes

Rachael Nasplezes has been in the field of sustainable business development and natural resource management for over 2 decades. Her early career began with a 6 year stint in South Africa working with deep rural communities to build and enable young entrepreneurs in the field of eco-business. Rachael recently completed a New Venture Leadership Certificate with the world renowned MIT

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Emily Saeck

In her role as Senior Scientist at Healthy Land and Water, Dr Emily Saeck monitors social benefits, human health and waterway condition in South East Queensland. This research and data contributes to the annual Healthy Land and Water Report Card. Dr Saeck has almost 15 years experience in marine science and currently holds an adjunct research fellow position at Griffith

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Johan Kaspers

Johan Kaspers had led several leisure companies as manager/director when he founded Brederode Leisure Consultancy in 2009. With this consultancy he has carried out many strategic projects for governments and leisure organisations. From 2013 onwards he played a central role in engaging communities along the river Waal in The Netherlands. In his work he was able to support and stimulate

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Megan McLeod

A hydrogeologist by training, Megan is the Chief Operating Officer and Technical Manager of the Alliance for Water Stewardship Asia-Pacific. Megan has been involved in water stewardship since before the International Water Stewardship Standard was launched in 2014. Megan has developed and delivered water stewardship training, and advised on world-leading water stewardship projects, including the Renmark Irrigation Trust Water Stewardship

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Mara Wolkenhauer

Moving from Marine Science to Waterway Health to Water Recycling, Mara is now a Business Development Manager at the University of Otago, focusing on science translation and facilitating science-industry collaborations. As a connector, Mara's expertise are in idea-generation, inspiring others to talk about their work and passion together, realising the potential for mutual benefit for all involved, including the environment.

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Marije ten Napel

Marije ten Napel is a Scientist in the Queensland Government's Water Quality and Investigations Team. She uses Remote Sensing and ESRI Web Applications to create innovative ways of visualising data and communicating this data to stakeholders.

Using Geospatial Tools to Tell a Story About Water Quality in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments

The Water Quality & Investigations Team (WQI) of the Department

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Eduardo, Jr. Bornilla

A chemical engineer from the Philippines who works as freelance environmental research consultant for water quality management and climate change. He completed core courses in MS Marine Science at the same university where he worked on this study for his thesis. He will be an incoming student at the Griffith University - Nathan under the Master of Integrated Water Management

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Michael Linde

Michael Linde works at the Port of Brisbane as a Senior Environment Advisor.

An Innovative Approach To Sediment Modelling At The Port Of Brisbane

The Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) and Seaport OPX Pty Ltd (SOPL) have developed a unique sediment forecasting tool through a novel approach to modelling. The presentation details achievements to date

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Tony McAlister

Tony McAlister

Laidley Creek Rain On Grid Modelling – The Application And Interfacing Of Advanced Calibrated Radar Rainfall And Distributed Rainfall Runoff Modelling Techniques To Provide Unique Insights Into Catchment And Flood Plain Behaviour.

As a component of the Griffith University lead and Ian Potter Foundation funded Building Catchment Resilience project, an advanced data and modelling framework  has been developed that is

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Megan Powell

I have a background in spatial science and wetland ecology to support government decision making and programs. I am passionate about science to support policy change and better management of water dependent ecosystems and diversity.

Mapping And Modelling For The Protection Of Waterways And Water Dependent Ecosystems In Urban Catchments.

Protection of ecosystems with water dependencies in urban catchments requires prioritisation of

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Mr Ed Beling

Ed is a principal marine scientist and chartered civil engineer. His career background and specialist skills lie in the fields of wastewater strategies, numerical modelling, effluent management and environmental impact assessments. Ed also heads up Intrawater which is a specialist consultancy dedicated to the provision of robust scientific and engineering advice to government agencies and water utilities.
Partha Susarla will

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Peter Kuras

Peter Kuras

Brisbane’s Waterway Asset Management Planning To Support Resilient Rivers

Brisbane's waterways are an essential component of the environmental, social and economic health of our river city. Our waterways provide a multitude of services to residents and visitors including amenity and recreation areas that significantly contributes to the liveability of Brisbane, corridors for walking and

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Ana Terrazas

Ana Terrazas is originally from Mexico and has lived in numerous cities, including Perth where she had multiple roles working at a non-government organisation and at the Department of Water. Ana’s highlight achievements include delivering a $9 million Urban Waterways Renewal Program on behalf of the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare. Ana was responsible for applying water sensitive

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Ravindu Anjana Thuda Hewage

I am an undergraduate following a B.Sc. Hons degree on Biotechnology at the Faculty of Science, Horizon Campus, Malabe. I am following water resources and water modelling for my final year research project. Also, I work as a Naturalist and my interests are on water resources and wildlife conservation.

Soil Loss Estimation From The Upper Kelani River Catchment, Sri Lanka.

Soil erosion

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Andy Lowes

Andy Lowes has been involved in environmental watering programs within the Murray-Darling Basin for over 6 years. Formerly with the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, he now works with The Living Murray Initiative at the Murray Darling Basin Authority. His roles have included planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating the use of water for the environment. His focus is now on improving

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Mohammed Rezwan

Mohammed Rezwan is Founding Executive Director of Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha. He invented ‘floating education system’ to ensure access to all year-round education and river conservation in flood-prone areas. He developed, expanded, and sustained floating schools over 17 years. Now floating schools are in operation in nine countries. Drawing on his architectural expertise, he designs spaces on boats that successfully accommodating

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Au Shion Yee

Philippines

Au Shion Yee

Philippines

Shion is a Senior Water Resources Specialist currently working with the Manila-based Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) East Asia Department responsible for leading design, processing and implementing of loan projects and technical assistance programs in the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia.

Prior to joining ADB, he worked on a range of water infrastructure policy and strategic planning roles

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