• Michael Bermingham

    Michael Bermingham

    Acting Manager (until March 2018)

    Michael has assumed the Acting Manager role for Clearwater, while Carol explores another opportunity within Melbourne Water.

    After 12 years working within the Victorian water industry, Michael is not new to Integrated Water Management. His initial role at Melbourne Water saw him deliver a number of initiatives working within the Stormwater Quality team and their Nitrogen Reduction, Nitrogen Offsets and Living Rivers programs. This technical base then led a career in project management, overseeing the delivery of major drainage and waterway enhancement projects. For the last 2 years, Michael has led the Major Projects Community Engagement team at Melbourne Water, providing community and stakeholders a voice in the delivery of Melbourne Water’s extensive capital works program.

    Michael’s strong technical base, leadership and networks across government and private sectors will ensure the Clearwater team continues to drive excellence across the industry.

    Michael is in the office Monday to Friday. 

  • Katia Bratieres

    Katia Bratieres

    Program Coordinator (Research & Design)

    Katia manages the design and delivery of a range of capacity building programs for Clearwater. In particular, she leads the integration process of 'research to practice' by working in partnership with a range of research organisations to ensure capacity building initiatives are informed by latest research, policy and practice. Katia's role also includes indentifying and leading the development of new service offerings and partnership opportunities for the Clearwater Program.

    Katia has over seven years research and industry experience in the urban water sector. She has a background in Civil Engineering and started her career at Monash University as a researcher in the field of urban stormwater, focusing on the development and improvement of passive treatment technologies (such as biofilters). She also worked with the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, coordinating stakeholder relations, communications and research development.

    Katia works 9 days a fortnight.

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  • Charlotte Beresford

    Charlotte Beresford

    Program Coordinator (Regional Victoria)

    Charlotte leads Clearwater's regional Victoria program Building Capacity for Integrated Water Management (IWM) in Victoria; a joint initiative with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Charlotte works in partnership with regional stakeholders to enable the delivery of IWM principles and practices in alignment with the State’s Water for Victoria strategy.

    Charlotte brings over 10 years of experience in IWM with a focus on urban water management. Prior to joining Clearwater, Charlotte led the training portfolio for the International WaterCentre, building capacity for both domestic and international audiences in IWM. She has also had experience in delivering IWM through various roles with Brisbane City Council, specifically involved in creek rehabilitation, WSUD mainstreaming, policy and strategy development, waterway daylighting and renaturalisation, flood risk management and urban design projects.

    Charlotte currently works Monday to Friday.

  • Tania Struzina

    Tania Struzina

    Project Officer

    Tania coordinates the design and delivery of Clearwater training and events and contributes to a range of stakeholder engagement activities. She has a background in environmental education and capacity building across a wide range of sectors. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communications and Masters in Environment and Planning.

    Tania held the position of Clearwater Training Coordinator from 2007 - 2012 and has extensive experience and knowledge in building capacity for sustainable urban water management.

    Tania's work history includes ECO-Buy Local Government Green Purchasing program at the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), MSSI Sustainability Institute in Melbourne University and Campus Planning at RMIT University, and in International Development with Oxfam Australia. She is passionate about environmental innovation and community participation in driving change.

    Tania currently works Tuesday, Thursday and alternate Monday's.

  • Maddy McKinley

    Maddy McKinley

    Project Officer (Regional Victoria)

    Maddy supports Clearwater's regional Victoria program Building Capacity for Integrated Water Management (IWM) in Victoria; a joint initiative with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Maddy & Charlotte work in partnership with regional stakeholders to enable the delivery of IWM principles and practices in alignment with the State’s Water for Victoria strategy.

    Maddy joins Clearwater from the Melbourne Water Public Affairs team, where she assisted the Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Communications and Media teams. Maddy is acting in Kat Hawkins' role while she is on extended leave from October 2017 to January 2018.

    Maddy is in the office from Monday to Friday. 

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  • Kat Hawkins

    Kat Hawkins

    Project Officer (Regional Victoria) - on extended leave until Feb 2018)

    Kat supports Clearwater's regional Victoria program Building Capacity for Integrated Water Management (IWM) in Victoria; a joint initiative with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Kat & Charlotte work in partnership with regional stakeholders to enable the delivery of IWM principles and practices in alignment with the State’s Water for Victoria strategy.

    Kat holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Environment), and has a local government background in environmental community education and behavioural change programs. Kat brings over 5 years of experience in the water industry, having come from the Regional Services team of Melbourne Water managing waterways for river health.

    Kat is on extended leave from October '17 to January '18. Please contact Maddy McKinley during this time.

  • Carol Jadraque

    Carol Jadraque

    Manager (on secondment until March 2018)

    Carol leads the Clearwater Program and associated strategic direction and organisational development. She currently works with the team to identify and act on opportunities to develop and deliver innovative capacity building activities that support and promote interdisciplinary uptake of sustainable urban water management.

    With yearlong professional experience across the sectors of natural resources management, communications, sustainability and innovation, Carol has achieved award-winning organisational improvement outcomes, applying strong leadership, strategic planning and change management capabilities.

    Carol possesses a Masters in Environment (Governance, Policy & Communications), a Bachelor and Diploma in Science and Applied Science (Natural Resources Management) and a BA equivalent in Arts (Literature/Media) and is passionate about leading change across the triple bottom line and in light of future generations!

    Carol is on secondment within another team at Melbourne Water until March 2018. Please contact michael Bermingham during this time.