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Our Townsville office is hiring!

22.06.2017 - Posted by Lucy Moon
Our Townsville Office is seeking to recruit passionate, experienced, and exceptional waterway engineers and / or geomorphologists with 2-5 years’ experience.

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Data audit project in Myanmar

16.06.2017 - Posted by Simon Tilleard




Running 2,170 kilometres directly through the centre of Myanmar, the Ayeyarwady River forms the cultural and economic heart of the country.
In recognition of the importance of the Ayeyarwady River to Myanmar’s development, and the need to make a sustainable plan for utilising its resources, the Government of Myanmar has begun developing a Basin Master Plan.
 
The datasets needed for informed evidence-based basin planning for the Ayeyarwady Basin have historically been dispersed across a number of agencies, storied in various formats and of unknown quality. The Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC) have therefore requested assistance in: i) undertaking a comprehensive review of available hydrometric and meteorological data in the basin; and ii) capacity building in quality control and database development. 
 
The Australian Water Partnership (AWP)-funded Activity 1 Hydrological data audit and capacity building in data management supported Alluvium, Hydronumerics and ALS Hydrographics to address this request through development of a consolidated and quality checked hydrological, meteorological, water quality and sediment database for the basin. The database forms the initial building block for development of a social, environmental and economic baseline for the Ayeyarwady Basin to inform development of the Basin Master Plan.
 
See the Australian Water Partnership news article here


 

River symposium 2017

6.06.2017 - Posted by Kane Travis
Very happy to say we were successful in having six papers accepted at the River Symposium in September.  It is great to see a number of papers with our clients and delivery partners.  Hoping to see everyone in Brisbane.
 
The cost of saving an icon from pollution: integrating science & economics to estimate the cost of meeting targets to help save the Great Barrier Reef (Alluvium, NCEconomics).
 
Integrated solutions takes an integrated team – Reshaping catchment and river health investment and action in the Wet Tropics (Alluvium, Terrain NRM, CANEGROWERS).
 
Waterway Science Conceptual Models: conceptual models to support collaborative decision-making  (Alluvium, Yorb, Melbourne Water, Natural Economy).
 
Urban stream restoration: Comparison of approaches in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (Alluvium).
 
Waterways are natural capital underpinning communities and businesses – A case study of Gold Coast Waterways (NCEconomics, Alluvium).
 
River Basin Planning – Drawing on the Australian Experience to Inform Basin Planning in India (Alluvium International, Institute of Sustainable Futures University of Technology, Access Water Management ,C2S2).
 

Tallebudgera Creek restoration works following Cyclone Debbie rainfall

1.06.2017 - Posted by Misko Ivezich
I recently attended a field trip in the Gold Coast and Logan area with the River Basin Management Society. On Tallebudgera Creek we visited bank restoration works which we designed with Gold Coast City Council in 2014. The works consisted of timber logs, large boulders and revegetation to stabilise a several hundred metre long stretch of bank within Smales Park.
 
The works got their first real test in late March this year when over a metre of rainfall fell within the catchment associated with Cyclone Debbie. The rainfall resulted in significant flooding which caused widespread damage across Tallebudgera Valley. The works have held up really well and the establishing vegetation looks fantastic. There are also good scour holes below the logs which provide resting pools and habitat for the native fish populations including Australasian bass, Empire gudgeon, Crimson-spotted rainbowfish, Australian smelt and Striped gudgeon. The below sequence of photos show the bank before the works, immediately after the works and following the flood in March this year.
 
The work Gold Coast City Council have undertaken to get the vegetation established so quickly has been fantastic. 
 
 

The eroding bank on Tallebudgera Creek in Smales Park in 2014 


The works after construction in early 2015


The works after the flood in March 2017



The vegetation establishment across the site has been significant in just over two years 

Alluvium International is hiring!

6.04.2017 - Posted by Lucy Moon
Alluvium International (AI) is part of the Alluvium Holdings Group of companies. AI was set up in early 2016 to formalise Alluvium’s approach to working in the international market focussing on the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to draw on Alluvium’s skills and expertise to contribute to solutions to large scale and complex issues facing water resources and communities in the region.
AI works with clients such as the Asian Development Bank and Australian Water Partnership in countries such as India, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand.

Overview of role
 
AI is looking to hire a new staff member to be based in India (other locations may be considered for exemplary applicants). The staff member will be responsible for delivering technical inputs to AI projects as well as undertaking business development activities. It is envisaged that the chosen candidate will begin by spending a minimum of a month in Australia working at one or several Alluvium offices to understand how Alluvium operates and to build links within the business.
The chosen candidate will then be expected to be based in India (other locations in South or South-East Asia may be considered for exemplary applicants).

A guide of what the role will include is provided below:
 
• Delivery of technical inputs on AI projects (ranging from river science; river engineering; water resource modelling; water resources management/planning; and urban water design and strategy)
(approximately 70% of time)
• Business development including tracking and development of business opportunities; building relationships with potential partners and clients; and preparation of proposals
(approximately 30% of time)
 
Key requirements
 
The role requires:
• Broad understanding and skills in the field of water resources management – whilst a suitable technical focus would be an asset, the chosen candidate will need to be able and willing to work on a diverse range of projects (hydrology, geomorphology, modelling, policy analysis and advice, climate change etc.)
• Excellent communications skills – with the ability to write well in English as well as communicate and engage constructively with a broad range of clients, partners and other Alluvium staff
• Excellent initiative, self-motivation and organisation abilities – the position is likely to be overseen remotely which means the chosen candidate needs to be able to work with limited oversight and support
• Shared vision and values – AI places a strong focus on trying to contribute to the sustainable development of water resources in the Indo-Pacific Region and are looking for someone who shares this vision
• Connections with in-country organisations (government, donor and private) is desirable but not essential
• Experience with bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor agencies (e.g. DFAT, Asian Development Bank, World Bank) is desirable but not essential

Application
 
To apply please send a one page cover letter addressing these key requirements and a resume to simon.tilleard@alluvium.com.au by 28th April 2017.
If you have any questions on the role then please contact the Alluvium International CEO, Simon Tilleard, on the above email address or +61 490 267 116