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Recycled water and organic waste management

We are industry experts in recycled water and organic waste management, working with government agencies, water corporations and industry to produce sustainable, viable and practical outcomes.

We design practical fit-for-purpose systems to manage recycled water and organic waste in a manner that is good for the environment and good for business. We consider these resources in the context of broader integrated water and land management.

Our services include strategic planning, economic analysis of options, water and nutrient balance modelling, concept design, works approval applications, environmental risk assessment, land capability assessment, auditing, and negotiation of reuse contracts. Recently we have expanded our offering in development of environmental offset schemes, monitoring of soils and groundwater, and wastewater treatment.

We focus on sustainable management of recycled water and organic wastes and support our clients to align with regulatory requirements. We have experience covering domestic wastewater, municipal sewerage treatment outputs and industrial (particularly food processing) wastes.

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.

Nathan Scholes

Nathan Scholes

Senior Consultant

B.Eng. (Env.) (Hons)

Nathan is an environmental engineer with over ten years’ experience in soil and groundwater contamination, hydrogeological assessments, waste management and reuse. He has a strong understanding of the environmental compliance obligations associated with these fields. Nathan has project managed multiple projects including Groundwater Reviews/Assessments, Environmental Site Assessments, Risk Assessments, Environment Improvement Plans, Land Capability Assessments and Agricultural Waste Reuse Schemes.

Hilary Hall

Hilary Hall

Senior Consultant

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

Hilary is an experienced consulting engineer in the water and wastewater industries. She has expertise in technical investigations, detailed design, design reviews, sampling programs and technical documentation. She has particular expertise in all facets of the design, commissioning, operation and optimisation of wastewater treatment plants.

Anna Kelliher

Anna Kelliher

Principal

BA, BE (Hons), GAICD

Anna is an environmental engineer with 15 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.

Dr Anne-Maree Boland

Dr Anne-Maree Boland

Managing Principal

PhD., B.Ag.Sci.

Anne-Maree has 25 years’ experience in dealing with natural resource and water management in agricultural industries. This has included research and development and consulting in the areas of sustainable management practices, water use efficiency, recycled water and environmental management systems. Anne-Maree has been a Non-Executive Director for GWRDC and IAL, is a Churchill Fellow and recipient of the University of Melbourne Chancellors Prize. She has extensive experience as a knowledge broker and establishing partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups including government, water and agricultural industries.

Duncan Wallis

Duncan Wallis

Senior Consultant

BEng (Ag), MEng (Env), CPEng.

Duncan is a Chartered Engineer with 25 years’ experience in environmental, irrigation, agricultural, drinking water, domestic wastewater, sewerage, trade waste, recycled water and catchment management engineering in the public and private sectors.

He specialises in water related infrastructure planning and investigations and uses skills and tools such as GIS mapping, spatial data analysis and network analysis to develop practical solutions to complex problems and uses the ‘power’ of spatial data analysis to convey information effectively.

He can communicate technical concepts in non-technical forums and has experience consulting and working with farmers and landholders, government departments and wider community on route planning for pipelines and shared trails including rail trails. He has recently prepared successful EPA works approval applications for major food processing companies and expert witness statements in agricultural settings.

Duncan is currently involved in Australian Water and Wastewater’s mentor program and reviews articles for their Water Journal. He previously helped run the Institute of Engineers’ EngQuest regional program for students.

Rob Rendell

Rob Rendell

Senior Fellow

B.Eng. (Ag), CPAg., GAICD

Rob has more than 40 years’ experience in irrigation, groundwater drainage, salinity management, project management, extension, reclaimed water re-use, practical irrigation farming and farm management, agricultural industry benchmarking and sustainability indicators.  Rob’s wide range of experience from the practical to the technical/managerial and also to strategy and policy, gives him ability to contribute at many levels. He is recognised as a leader in the water and irrigated agriculture sector.

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.

Suzanne Pollock

Suzanne Pollock

Consultant

B.App.Sci. (Env.Mgt.)

Suzanne has had experience across a wide variety of projects, from loss assessment to town drainage studies and has experience in data collection, soil analysis, irrigation management, land capability studies, GIS mapping and groundwater analysis.

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.

Ian Douglas

Ian Douglas

Consultant

M.Sc.(Ag/Env), B.Sc.(Env.Mgt), Adv.Cert.Ag.

Ian is an soil scientist and environmental consultant with particular expertise in soil and land suitability assessment and soil nutrient cycles. Ian has experience evaluating the interactions between soils physical properties, the landscape and climate. He has also carried out resources risk assessments and agricultural land value classification.