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 currently works Monday to Thursday.
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 currently works Monday to Thursday.
Melissa manages the design and delivery of communication and engagement programs for Clearwater. Her responsibilities include digital engagement (website, e-newsletter etc), partnerships and capacity building. A key part to her role involves collaborating with stakeholders and partner organisations to identify knowledge sharing and network building initiatives for the Program.
Melissa has over nine years experience in communications, event management and stakeholder engagement servicing a wide range of government, community and large corporate stakeholders. Her key responsibilities have included developing and leading the execution of marketing and communications plans, as well as the design and delivery of event programs. She's passionate about the environment having completed revegetation programs across the Mallee Region and holds a Diploma of Ecotourism.
Melissa currently works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
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.
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.
Demi is a Seeing Eye Dog puppy under the care of Clearwater’s manager, Carol Jadraque, for the next 12 months. Demi joined the Clearwater team in November 2016 and accompanies Carol once a week to socialise her with corporate work environments she might encounter when she will be a fully trained Seeing Eye Dog.
Demi has no experience in IWM but enjoys water and waterways generally and contributes to Clearwater’s and Melbourne Water’s social triple bottom line. She really appreciates the flexibility that Melbourne Water’s work place provides and endeavours to pursue her current career path with Vision Australia: http://seda.visionaustralia.org/
Demi can be seen with Carol approximately once a week at the Melbourne Water offices.