November 2017

Tamil Nadu delegation visits Alluvium to discuss urban water issues and opportunities.

21.11.2017 - Posted by Simon Tilleard

In our Melbourne office we recently hosted a delegation from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The delegation included Mr Velumanu (Minister Municipal Administration, Rural Development, and Urban and Rural Water Supply), Mr Singh (Principal Secretary of the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department) and Mr Natarajan (CEO of Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company).
It was a great opportunity to meet with one of the more progressive Indian states for urban water management. We heard about their focus and priorities in the sector and shared some of our relevant past experience in areas such as river rejuvenation, stormwater drainage and treatment and broad-scale WSUD planning. 
Our international program manager, Simon Tilleard, will be undertaking a follow up visit to Tamil Nadu in December to further explore urban water related opportunities in the state.
Thanks to Gopi Shankar and Victorian Government Trade and Investment for their support.

Climate Change Science

3.11.2017 - Posted by Kane Travis

At Alluvium we have always believed that the value of our work is measured in our capacity to make a difference to the world we live in.

This extends to our work on natural resources and on the communities that rely on them for their quality of life. Over recent months we have turned our attention to climate change and adaptation measures and have been awarded two very different, but very important projects. 

In Melbourne Natural Capital Economics and Alluvium have teamed to deliver an Economic Vulnerability Assessment of Extreme Heat to Victoria. Working for DELWP, this work extends from infrastructure and rural production, through to impacts on urban populations. The work is a perfect example of where science and economics needs to be highly integrated to produce meaningful project outcomes. 
Heading about as far north as you can go we are helping the Douglas Shire Council in North Queensland to develop their Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy. Teaming with JBP our work here is focused on helping to build coastal communities understanding and resilience to future increased storm severity and sea level rises.

Lessons for effective on basin planning

2.11.2017 - Posted by Simon Tilleard
Alluvium experts reflect on recent basin planning related experiences in Australia, India, Myanmar and Thailand to draw 10 critical lessons for effective basin planning.

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