Environment

  • River and wetland management
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Hydrology and environmental flows
  • Field data collection
  • Data analysis, databases, spreadsheets

Completed projects

Environmental watering – audit of observational evidence (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

In partnership with IRP Environmental Consultants, we carried out an extensive audit of web-based environmental data that may support the setting of environmental watering objectives in the Murray-Darling Basin.  This project  was a great opportunity to see how government and community organisations are engaging with the community around environmental water management through the web and social media.

Stream management plan for Emu Creek (Weddin Shire Council)

In partnership with IRP Environmental Consultants, our team completed a thorough assessment of the riparian vegetation, geomorphic condition, and options for rehabilitation for this small creek that flows through the town of Grenfell.  I contributed to the riparian vegetation assessment and final report compilation and editing.

Snowy River rehabilitation (Southern Rivers CMA / NSW Environmental Trust)

Preparing the final report on the outcomes of a four year grant program of rehabilitation work on the Snowy River.

Assessment of environmental flows in the Snowy River (NSW Office of Water)

A hydrologic assessment of changes to the flow regime of the Snowy River after the introduction of Stage 1 environmental flows (2002-2005).

Northern Marsh Bypass Channel Review of Environmental Factors (State Water)

Environmental impact assessment for remedial works on the Northern Marsh Bypass Channel in Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve (my first opportunity to revisit the Marshes after completing my Honours thesis there many years ago).  The work included field inspections, threatened species assessment,  preparation of 2 REFs, and referral to the Australian Government for assessment under the EPBC Act.

Beach watch (Sydney Water)

Analysis of water quality and beach usage data for 41 Sydney beaches to help prioritise sites for a wet weather overflow abatement program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Water, Dubbo

Environmental impact assessment for remedial works on the Northern Marsh Bypass Channel in Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve.

Included:

Threatened species assessment

Preparation of 2 REF’s

Referral to Federal Govt for assessment under EPBC Act.

 

 

 

Sydney Water

Analysis of water quality and beach usage data for 41 Sydney beaches to help prioritise sites for a wet weather overflow abatement program.

SMEC Australia

Rapid field assessment of terrestrial flora and fauna habitat within Transgrid power easements in six National Parks.