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  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 in the north east […]

Andrew Briggs

Field Projects and Construction Works 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 in project managing […]

Professor Andrew Boulton

Pub Meal with a Side-Serve of Science – Tying it All Together – Waterway Ecosystems in Human Modified Landscapes Andrew has researched river and groundwater ecology for over 25 years, with particular interests in invertebrate ecology, river/groundwater health assessment, temporary streams and effects of drought and environmental flow allocations.  He has lectured in several universities in […]

Chris Dwyer

Field Demonstrations 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 spread around Australia. Chris’ key focus is the investigation, design and implementation of […]

Dr James Grove

Field Demonstrations 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 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 international stream management […]

Jamie Kaye

Jamie is a Principal Scientist at Water Technology’s Waterways and Ecology group based in Wangaratta. He has spent the past 25 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 […]