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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr Jane Roots

Jane has been working in catchment management and river restoration In Australia since 1995. She worked for the Murray-Darling Basin Commission in Canberra for seven years where she was Manager of the Lake Victoria Project and later, Executive Officer of the Community Advisory Committee of the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council. In 2002 Jane work for […]

Jo Slijkerman

Riparian Vegetation Field Demonstration, 3pm Monday 25/10Field Demonstrations, 1.30pm Tuesday 26/10 with Chris Dwyer, Dr Michael Shackleton, Dr James Grove Johanna is a scientist with over fifteen years’ experience in waterway management, monitoring and policy. She has completed field-based assessments of riparian areas around rivers and wetlands, monitoring design and management planning. She has provided […]

Dr Geoff Vietz

The Dirt on Managing Geomorphology and Sediments in Waterways, 9.15am Wednesday 27/10 Dr Geoff Vietz is a geomorphologist and water management specialist with 18 years experience in catchment, river and wetland management. Geoff is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where his research is focused on the geomorphology, ecohydraulics and sustainable management of […]