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Biosolids and organics land application

The beneficial use of biosolids and organic wastes can achieve positive outcomes for producers, farmers, communities and the environment when managed appropriately.

Managing the beneficial use of biosolids and other organic wastes requires skills and experience across a range of disciplines. Our expertise in agriculture, land management, wastewater treatment and environmental risk mean that we have the depth and breadth of knowledge to identify how biosolids can provide the best value for both producers and users.

We manage the risks presented by nutrients, pathogens and contaminants to meet regulatory obligations, community expectations and long-term environmental sustainability. We can find the most suitable use for your product and provide you with the tools to manage it appropriately.

Our network extends from individual farm owners to water corporations, dairy and food processing businesses, industry bodies and regulators, as well as local and state governments.

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Matt Shanahan

Matt Shanahan

Principal

B.Tech. (Env.)

Matt has been working in the water/irrigation industry for the past 15 years, having spent the last 12 years with RMCG consulting to a range of private and government clients.  Matt has worked extensively in the field of recycled water and organics management, having prepared master plans, land capability assessments, irrigation management plans and environmental management plans for a range of clients.  He is also experienced in the development of works approval applications and undertaking technical assessments involving the management of soils, nutrients and salinity/sodicity.

Anna Kelliher

Anna Kelliher

Managing Principal

BA, BE (Hons), GAICD

Anna is an environmental engineer with 20 years’ experience in water and catchment management. She specialises in recycled water planning, irrigation modernisation, land capability assessment, environmental risk assessment and catchment condition reporting. Anna has experience working with industry, government, farmers and the community, and has developed sound teamwork, communication and project management skills.

Patrick Harton

Patrick Harton

Consultant

B.Env.Sci

Pat has practical knowledge of farming systems and irrigation practices with professional skills in environmental management including monitoring, auditing and reporting. Pat was previously employed as an Environmental Advisor – at various mining operations located across NSW and WA, where he gained valuable experience in regulatory compliance and environmental monitoring activities.

Hilary Hall

Hilary Hall

Senior Consultant

M.Eng.Sci. (Water & Wastewater Treatment), B.Eng. (Chem.)

Hilary is an experienced consulting engineer with expertise in wastewater treatment and biosolids management. She has experience in wastewater treatment design, operation, contaminant investigations and recycled water use. Hilary’s biosolids expertise includes strategic planning, options assessment, beneficial agricultural use and unregulated contaminants. With a background in wastewater operations, Hilary has a strong emphasis on developing management plans which are practical, site-specific and easy to understand.

Natasha Frazer

Natasha Frazer

Consultant

BSc (Chemical Systems)

Natasha has recently joined RMCG and has a degree and experience in Chemical Systems. She has an interest in the agri-food and environmental sectors and has theoretical and practical knowledge in process engineering, sustainability, agriculture and waste management.

Gemma Wakefield

Gemma Wakefield

Consultant

B.Eng. (Env)(Hons)

Gemma is an environmental engineer who is passionate about sustainable water management and environmental protection.

She has six years’ experience in the water sector with technical skills in water quality, water resources and groundwater. She has applied her broad range of skills to deliver several large and complex projects relating to the assessment and management of land, groundwater and surface water.

She has planned and delivered environmental assessment projects for a range of public and private clients. She has prepared reports including conceptual site models, drought response plans, technical discussion papers, as well as contributed to other corporate documents e.g. urban water strategy and annual reports.

Gemma has experience working with emerging contaminants, including the assessment and management of PFAS. Gemma has experience scoping, planning and reporting on environmental assessment works according to industry standards. She has working knowledge of environmental regulatory framework.

Gemma has undertaken modelling of water resources, including demand forecasting, drought testing and yield assessments. She has developed and implemented data management processes to improve efficiencies.

 

 

 

Dr Doris Blaesing

Dr Doris Blaesing

Associate

Dipl.Ing.Agr., Dr.rer.hort.

Doris has extensive experience in agricultural business development, resource management and R&D. She has a good understanding of agricultural production systems and supply chains. Her strengths are strategy and concept development, innovative thinking, problem solving, multi-disciplinary project management and communication on all levels with a broad range of people. Doris worked in public and private research, education, export and agribusinesses.