Riversymposium is supported by -  
 
The University of QueenslandInternational Riverfoundation
Griffith UniversityQueensland Government
International WaterCentreBrisbane City Council
 

 
 

 
Riversymposium Program Committee
 
Prof Stuart Bunn - Australian Rivers Institute
Ms Fiona Chandler - International WaterCentre
Ms Karen Delfau - Synexe Consulting
Mr Marcus Howard - AusAID
Mr Rod Hughes - Swan River Trust
Mr Brad Lewis - Arc Consulting Group Pty Ltd
 

 
Riversymposium Management Committee
 
Chair - Mr Barry Ball - The University of Queensland
 

Barry has recently left Brisbane City Council to take up the role of Deputy Director of the newly established Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland. Part of his role is to work in the International WaterCentre as the Manager Water Policy. Barry has worked in both State and Local Government in his 35year career, predominately in the water sector. His most recent roles in Brisbane City Council were the Manager Strategic Planning and Manager Water Resources.

Some of Barry’s recent achievements include the establishment of the Moreton Bay Waterways and Catchment Partnership, adoption as formal Council policy by Brisbane an integrated “whole of water” strategy and establishment of a whole of region Water Quality Monitoring Program.

Barry is on the Urban Water Advisory Committee for the National Water Commission and has held Board positions on the CRC Catchment Hydrology, CRC Coastal Zone, International Riverfoundation and Environment Professional Board at Griffith University.

   
Prof Stuart Bunn - Director, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
Professor Bunn is the Director of the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane. His major research interests are in the ecology of river and wetland systems with a particular focus on ecosystem processes, and he has published widely on this topic.
 
Stuart has extensive experience working with international and Australian government agencies on water resource management issues. He is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the Global Water System Project, the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Council and the Deputy Chair of the Scientific Expert Panel for the Southeast Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership. He also leads the Australian Climate Adaptation Research Network for Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity and in 2008 was appointed as a National Water Commissioner.
 
In 2007, Professor Bunn was awarded the Australian Society for Limnology Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research and management of Australia’s inland waters.
 
Mr Greg Claydon - Executive Director of Strategic Water Initiatives, Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland Government   
 
Greg Claydon is currently the Executive Director of Strategic Water Initiatives with the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management. He is responsible for development of statewide strategic water policy, ground water policy, water trading policy and all water related legislation, Queensland’s contributions to national water policies and programs, all regional water supply strategies and water infrastructure planning outside South-East Queensland.
 
Greg has tertiary qualifications in agricultural engineering and has held positions in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Emerald, Ayr and St George in Queensland and in Canberra. He also has work experience in New Zealand, Canada, USA, the Caribbean, Japan, Singapore and Turkey.
 
Greg was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) in the 2009 Australia Day Honours Awards for outstanding public service in natural resources management and water reform.
 
Ms Julie McLellan - Manager for Water Resources, Brisbane City Council

 

Julie holds a Degree in Applied Science (Chemistry) with Graduate Diplomas in Training, Development and Assessment. Julie qualified as an Australian Institute of Company Directors member; she is on the Board of Directors of International RiverFoundation and previously the Board of Directors, CRC for Water Quality and Treatment.

Julie is Brisbane City Councils Water Resources Manager responsible for leading and developing Council’s WaterSmart Strategy delivering total water cycle solutions for the City of Brisbane. Council’s strategy focuses on innovative solutions for sustainable water supply, waterway health management, flood risk management and capacity building.

Julie has built a strong communication and stakeholder engagement framework for a WaterSmart Brisbane delivering a $165m program, including the Lord Mayors Taskforce on Suburban flooding agenda and Council’s award winning online Floodwise Property Report and overland flow mapping. Julie is actively involved in waterway health management and restoration programs. She implemented local programs such as Councils’ Creek Rangers who provide education, training and strategic leadership, along with supporting on ground works, to Brisbane’s Catchment Groups. Julie has a passion for continuing to evolve the water industry through productive partnerships.

Julie has over 20 years experience in senior positions in the water industry with an extensive and diverse background in water management.
 
Mr Mark Pascoe - Chief Executive, International WaterCentre

 

Mark Pascoe has worked for his 30 year career in the water industry – predominately in Brisbane, Australia. He spent many years with Brisbane City Council where his most recent position was as the Manager, Water and Sewerage. He was for a brief period the Queensland Operations Manager of Woodward-Clyde Pty Ltd, an environmental engineering consultancy. He left the BCC role to take up the position of Deputy Director, International Water Association in London, which he held for three years before recently returning to Brisbane.
 
Mark has held positions of President, Australian Water Association; Board Member, Water Services Association of Australia; Board Member, Co-operative Research Centre, Water Quality and Treatment; Board Member, Global Water Research Coalition. Recently he has been elected as the President of the Australian Water Partnership (the Australian presence of the Global Water Partnership) and is a Director of Environment Business Australia.
 
Mark is the CEO of the International WaterCentre where his role is to lead the development of the Joint Venture in providing solutions to Water Management issues for national and international clients.
 
Mr Matthew Reddy - CEO, International RiverFoundation
Matthew joined the RiverFoundation in 2010 after a career spanning carbon, renewable energy, clean technology investment and natural resource management.

As a passionate practitioner in environmental and management consulting his main areas of expertise cover project financing, capital raising and the application of market based instruments in carbon and ecosystem services.

With national and international project experience including environmental management systems, catchment scale implementation of biodiverse forest carbon sinks, degraded river restoration, native grasslands, freshwater biodiversity and wetlands he brings a breadth of integrated, practical expertise to the RiverFoundation.

A feature of all the initiatives that Matthew has led is the collaborative approach to achieving long term on-ground results.

Matthew has worked for Australian Partnered Investments, Power Alliance Holdings, Carbon Advantage, Landcare CarbonSMART, Landcare Australia Ltd, and holds a BA from Southern Cross University and an MBA from Ballarat University.