The AWA Young Water Professionals (VIC) are hosting an exciting professional development seminar exploring the principles of Integrated Water Management (IWM). Keynote speaker Celeste Morgan (E2DesignLab) will be joined by two young water professionals leading the way in this emerging space for a pnael discussion. Dr Casey Furlong (GHD) and Jeddah Breman (SEW) will share their personal experiences working in the IWM field and discuss ways you can incorporate current IWM thinking into your day to day work. Lachlan Guthrie, IWM Specialist and YWP Sub-Committee member, will be our panel facilitator.
Thursday, 15 November 2018 | 5:30-8:30pm
at Jacobs, Level 16, 452 Flinders Street, Melbourne
This event invites you to engage and ask wide and varied questions, ensuring you will leave inspired with new ideas about the space of IWM. Join us for a night of exploration, curiosity and networking!
Celeste loves intersections. Not the kind with traffic lights - but the intersections of form and function, of the engineered and the natural, and of the planned and the unexpected. With both a design and a communications background, She has worked globally with a focus on sustainable design at a city scale, exploring opportunities to deliver new solutions in place-shaping projects ranging from urban growth areas to the London and Rio Olympic Parks. Having made Australia her home for the last five years, she is recognised a leading practitioner in Integrated Water Management - a field of many intersections. Celeste recently led the AWA award-winning Ballarat City IWM Plan and was a project leader for demonstration for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.
Casey has been working in the IWM field in Melbourne since 2011, when he worked across a number of teams at Melbourne Water. He completed a PhD investigating the planning of recycled water and stormwater harvesting projects in 2016, and was then funded by Melbourne Water to do a Post-Doctoral Fellowship investigating the role of water utilities in liveability. Casey has helped establish and support the Resilient Melbourne IWM Working and Alignment group since 2017. In April 2018 Casey began working for GHD as an IWM consultant, and has since been involved in a variety of projects relating to IWM and liveability.
Jeddah is an environmental engineer and urban water planner within the Liveable and Sustainable Futures team at South East Water. She is passionate about achieving sustainable water solutions through collaboration and her current role involves delivering and implementing the IWM Strategy for Fishermans Bend, which supports a large scale urban renewal in Melbourne. Previously she worked at Jacobs in the surface water and rural hydrology fields, as well as a researcher with the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and Monash University Civil Engineering Department.
To some, Lachlan is sometimes known as Mr IWM. He is a passionate YWP sub-committee member with a PhD in Water Management who has gained valuable experience working and learning in Australia as well as overseas in developing countries.