People

Prof Tim Fletcher (The University of Melbourne)

Tim has expertise in stormwater quality, treatment and impacts, with research focued on modelling stormwater flows, quality and the performance of novel stormwater treatment and harvesting systems. He has been involved in a range of green infrastructure such as biofiltration, infiltration and green roofs.
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Assoc Prof Chris Walsh (The University of Melbourne)

Chris Walsh has been working and writing on the ecology of streams in urban areas for 14 years. His research group has a strongly applied focus, working closely with research groups that are leading the development of low-impact urban design and stormwater management.
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Dr Nick Bond (Griffith University)

Nick is a Senior Research Fellow with the Australian Rivers Institute with more than 15 years experience working on aquatic ecosystems. His primary research interests are in the effects of flow variability on stream biota, and integrating this knowledge into catchment scale planning and restoration.
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Dr Peter Morison (Melbourne Water)

Peter has 15 years industrial experience as a scientist, manager, and urban water practitioner. He has worked in catchment management organisations, state government agencies, local governments, and as a consultant to various government organisations managing a diverse portfolio of natural resource and urban water management projects
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Dr Rhys Coleman (Melbourne Water)

Rhys is an aquatic ecologist who currently manages the waterways and wetlands research program at Melbourne Water – including projects relating to the stormwater management, protection of aquatic biodiversity, vegetation management, aquatic recreation and public health, environmental flows, and catchment impacts on estuaries and bays. He has 17 years industry experience as both a manager and researcher, such as the coordination of waterway monitoring and investigation programs, development of waterway management strategies and industry partner for a number of collaborative research projects and centres.
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Dr Matthew Burns (The University of Melbourne)

Matt is a hydrologist working on the links between urban stormwater and stream degradation. His interests are in a range of environmental fields, specifically in catchment hydrology, the modelling and performance of stormwater source-control measures, and ecohydrology
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Dr Samantha Imberger (The University of Melbourne)

Sam is a freshwater ecologist currently working on the ‘Little Stringybark Creek Project’ which seeks to restore the structure and function of an urban stream (Little Stringybark Creek) through the application of catchment scale water sensitive urban design.
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Mr Hugh Duncan (The University of Melbourne/Melbourne Water)

Hugh is a hydrologist seconded to the MWRPP from Melbourne Water, with experience in water supply, forest hydrology, water demand management, urban hydrology, waterways, and hydrologic modelling.
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Dr Fiona Ede (The University of Melbourne)

Fiona is an restoration ecologist with a focus on riparian areas. She has worked on several projects in collaboration with management agencies, from assessing impacts of invasive plant species on seedling recruitment, through to evaluating riparian fencing and revegetation programs. She is particularly interested in improving the outcomes of revegetation activities, with her current research focused on testing the potential of direct seeding as a revegetation technique for Melbourne Water.
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Dr Joe Greet (The University of Melbourne)

Joe is a wetland ecologist whose research focuses on improving our ability to restore wetland environments. His current projects include: improving hydrological conditions within the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve; control of Phragmites expansion at Seaford Wetlands; and the prospects of direct seeding as means of revegetating riparian environments.
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Dr Chris Szota (The University of Melbourne)

Chris is a plant ecophysiologist, working on selecting plants and substrates which improve the performance of stormwater control measures including: green roofs, street tree pits and raingardens. His research activities include monitoring systems in the field, glasshouse experiments and development of models which describe both stormwater retention and plant performance.
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Dr Darren Bos (The University of Melbourne)

Darren is an ecologist with extensive community engagement experience, especially the administration of financial incentives and community grant programs that are aimed at improving environmental condition. In addition to his research, Darren coordinates the knowledge exchange activities of the partnership.
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