Professor Nick Bond

Professor Nick Bond is the Director of the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems and Research Theme Lead for Resilient Environments and Communities, at La Trobe University. Nick has over 20 years’ experience working on river and catchment management, with a focus on Australia’s water-stressed regions. He has strong connections across the water sector and currently sits […]

Keynote Speaker – Professor Susan Lawrence FAHA FSA

Keynote Address: Rivers of Gold , 7pm Tuesday 26/10 Human influence on Australian rivers is nothing new. Recent research has demonstrated that Victoria’s nineteenth-century mining boom dumped a deluge of sand, silt and gravel into local rivers for over 50 years. ‘Sludge’ permanently altered floodplains and river channels all over Victoria. Theimpact was particularly great […]

Andrew Briggs

Field Projects and Construction Works, 11.45am Thursday 28/10 Andrew is the River Health Project Manager with the North East Catchment Management Authority. He has extensive experience in river health restoration, with a strong focus on native fish and the reintroduction of fish habitat into waterways. Over the last decade he has played a major role […]

Professor Andrew Boulton

Welcome, 12.15pm Monday 25/10 with Lachlan CampbellPub Meal with a Side-Serve of Science, 6.30pm Wednesday 27/10 with Professor Gerry QuinnTying it All Together – Waterway Ecosystems in Human Modified Landscapes, 9.45am Thursday 28/10 with Professor Gerry Quinn Andrew has researched river and groundwater ecology for over 25 years, with particular interests in invertebrate ecology, river/groundwater […]

Chris Dwyer

Field Demonstrations, 1.30pm Tuesday 26/10 with Dr Michael Shackleton, Jo Slijkerman & Dr James Grove Chris is a Waterway Management Practice and Director/Engineer of Confluence Pty Ltd .  He has been working in the industry for the past two decades and has extensive experience across New South Wales and Victoria, as well as numerous other projects […]

Dr James Grove

Field Demonstrations, 1.30pm Tuesday 26/10 with Chris Dwyer, Dr Michael Shackleton, & Jo Slijkerman James is a geomorphologist who uses GIS and field research to undertake research on riverbank erosion, arctic fluvial geomorphology, river condition assessment.

Ross Hardie

Waterway Management, 10.45am Thursday 28/10 Ross is a founder and director of Alluvium Consulting, a past president of the River Basin Management Society and an inaugural fellow of the Peter Cullen Trust. Ross has worked in both local and state government, but has spent most of his career in private consulting, working on Australian and […]

Jamie Kaye

Jamie is a Principal Scientist in Water Technology’s Waterways and Ecology group based in Wangaratta.  He has spent the past 20 years working around rivers and riparian areas, assessing the condition of works and vegetation, and prescribing ways to improve health and habitat.  Much of Jamie’s work has involved the design and application of a range of monitoring methods […]