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Western Australia (WA) Branch Committee North West Study Tour

The WA Branch endeavours to serve its members and others in the water industry of WA by being the leading provider of forums for education and debate of issues in the industry.  

The WA Branch holds events to provide networking opportunities; transfer knowledge to water professionals; promote water industry affairs; increase the water industry's profile in the community; provide specific niche market forums for the industry and members; and promote innovation. 

The WA Young Water Professional (YWP) network exists to engage, represent, serve and inspire young or new water professionals up to the age of 35 or with less than 10 year’s experience.

Branch Committee

Garth Walter, Sacyr Water Australia 

Vice President:   
Helen McGettigan, Infrastructure WA 

Committee Members:  
Amir Vahdani, Bechtel Australia
Blair Shackleton
Cristiano Carvalho, Water Corporation
Damayanthi Chandrasekera
Daniel Ferguson, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Fabiana Tessele (Dr), Tessele Consultants 
Ian Kininmonth, Land Use Futures 
Jamie Porteous, Veolia Water Australia
Kanchana Karunaratna, Marsden Jacob Associates
Kelly Lavell, waterinsight/Hatch
Medhi Khiadani (Prof), Edith Cowan University 
Peter Moore PSM, P D Moore Consulting
Peter Spencer, Water Corporation
Sarah Lambert, WSP 
Stephanie Thompson, Stantec
Steven Paradiss, Interflow 


Young Water Professionals Subcommittee

Ivonne Tshuma, Water Corporation

Vice Chair: 
Jake Faranda, Syrinx Environmental

Committee Members:  
Chenoa Lange, Water Corporation
Dinithi Fernando, Stantec
Elvis Saric, Fortescue Future Industries
Leticia Marinho, Tessele Consultants 
Lukas Wimmler, Innovative Filtration Solutions 
Miriam Laizer, Pentium Water
Peter Rice, Environmental Engineers International  
Phillip Meng, Water Corporation
Shane Woods, BHP
Tess Mcallister, Rio Tinto



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Kyllie Whitehead  
02 9467 8420