July 2016

The 8th Australian Stream Management Conference

28.07.2016 - Posted by Amanda Shipp

The 8th Australian Stream Management Conference will be held in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales from this Sunday to Wednesday. This will be a great opportunity to discuss new challenges and approaches in the management of streams, rivers, wetlands and estuaries throughout Australia.
Mark Stacey is a co-chair of the conference organising committee, and there will be several presentations from Alluvium throughout the program:
Land-sea Sediment Dynamics Of The Mackay Coastal Zone: The Role of Landscape Setting In The Integration Of Waterway, Estuary And Coastline Management.
-Elisa Zavadil, Alluvium, Neville Rosengren, Reef Catchments.
Mary River – Understanding Processes And Values To Inform Planning And Restoration.
-Jacqui Reid, Misko Ivezich, Alluvium, Tim Odgers, Seqwater, Denise Lindon, Sunshine Coast Council, Brad Wedlock, Mary River Catchment Coordination Committee.
I'm Still Thirsty: Ecological Risk Assessment For Prioritising Environmental Water Delivery.
-Nick Marsh, Truii Pty Ltd, Amanda Wealands, Amanda Shipp, Alluvium, Minna Tom, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
Environmental Flows By Proxy – A Case Study From Sarawak, Malaysia. 
-Michael Bain, Elisa Zavadil, Alluvium.
Sorting The Wheat From The Chaff In The Merricks Creek Estuary.
-Ross Hardie, Alluvium.
Are Victoria's Wetlands Changing? The Development Of A Method To Systematically Monitor The Extent, Water Regime And Vegetation Characteristics Of All Mapped Wetlands. 
-Mark Stacey, Alluvium, Peter Caccetta, Joanne Chia, CSIRO, David Barratt, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Reducing Sediment Loads To The Great Barrier Reef From The O'Connell River.
-Chris Dench, Reef Catchments, Misko Ivezich, Alluvium.
We look forward to seeing you all there.

Alluvium Townsville welcomes Fiona Chandler

7.07.2016 - Posted by Matt Francey

We are very excited to announce that Fiona Chandler is joining the Alluvium team as manager of our Townsville office in August. Fiona was born and bred in Bowen with the GBR as her back yard - scuba diving after school and taking days off school when the weather was good to go fishing with her dad. She is now keen to head north again after long and successful stints in SEQ (and even other places south of the border).
Fiona has been working as Executive Director, Communications and Adoption with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). Her role included leading the $1.1 million Adoption Pathways Research Program along with the Stakeholder Engagement, Communications and Adoption (including education and training) Portfolio.
She has recently been appointed as a Director of the Stormwater Industry Association Board (voluntary basis) and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Queensland. Fiona holds a degree in Applied Science majoring in Natural Systems and Wildlife Management, and a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management.
Her current CRCWSC position is a full time secondment from her permanent position as Program Manager with the International WaterCentre (IWC) based in Brisbane, where she led various programs including research, business development, training and capacity building, and knowledge services portfolios. In addition to working across Australia, Fiona has managed projects for a large number of global clients to design and deliver integrated water management solutions, and to build their technical and organisational capacity to achieve integrated water management outcomes. Prior to joining the IWC and the CRCWSC Fiona held the role of Executive Officer and Team Leader for the Water Cycle Policy and Stakeholder Management Team with the Water Resources Branch, Brisbane City Council.
She is passionate about sustainable water, stormwater and natural resource management, and building the capacity of these industry sectors. We know Fiona will add a lot to the Alluvium team in terms of integrated water management and its links to liveability all across the country, as well as adding her experience to the direction of our business across northern Australia.

Welcome Fiona!