Date: Tuesday 8 June 2021
Time: 6pm-7pm (AEST)
Venue: Online via Zoom (Link will be emailed the day before event)
Cost: Free for all members
To help guide this discussion we have compiled a fantastic panel from a range of different sectors, consisting of Andrew Baker (CDM Smith), Adam Bradley (DTF), Anne Northway (EPA), and Ian Kluckow (Golder).
Andrew Barker leads CDM Smith’s Environmental/PFAS Analytics Discipline, guiding CDM Smith through the modernisation of our environmental digital tools and solutions. For 15 years his experience as a scientist across the contaminated land and wider environmental consulting industry has encompassed a range of analytical activities including GIS/spatial analytics, contaminated site assessment and remediation planning, risk analysis, modelling, and the development of interactive and automated reporting platforms specifically for environmental issues.
Andrew works on projects and opportunities involving environmental programs to support ongoing site use, closure, management and/or remediation. He works with diverse project teams to implement new approaches to decision making and analysis using digital solutions and approaches such as machine learning, contaminant fingerprinting, and remote/spatial statistical analytics.
Adam Bradley is an environmental scientist with over 20 years experience in the contaminated land industry and is the Senior Manager, Environment and Planning of the Land and Property team of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. The Land and Property team undertakes the sale and acquisition of land on behalf of the State and Adam’s role in the team is to ensure that prior to sale or purchase, land is appropriately assessed for contamination. Additionally, with DTF responsible for managing legacy sites of the former Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria, Adam has managed remediation works at former Gasworks sites in Fitzroy, Highett, Bendigo and Bacchus Marsh.
Anne Northway has worked for EPA Victoria for over eleven years in various roles within the Applied Sciences Directorate and the Environmental Audit Unit. In her role as Senior Applied Scientist – Land and Groundwater, Anne provides a range of specialist scientific support and expertise to the organisation relating to the contamination of land and groundwater, as well as other issues relating to contaminated sites.
Anne is experienced in the development and interpretation of environmental regulations, policies and guidance documents relating to contaminated land and groundwater, including the Victorian Environmental Audit System. She has recently drafted new contaminated land subordinate legislation as part of the Environment Protection Act 2017. She previously led groundwater science and policy reviews as part of the State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) Review.
Anne developed her knowledge of soil, soil vapour and groundwater assessment and remediation as an environmental consultant, hydrogeologist, project manager and auditors’ assistant for over 8 years prior to joining EPA Victoria in 2010. Anne is passionate about providing high quality technical advice and supporting other professionals by sharing her expertise and knowledge.
Ian Kluckow is a Principal of Golder Associates, a WSP Company. He has over 30 years of experience in the implementation and management of site investigations, remediation and risk-based assessments related to geotechnical and environmental engineering. Ian has led and/or managed a number of landmark projects in Australia including the remediation of the 470 hectare Defence Albion Explosives Factory for redevelopment into the Cairnlea residential subdivision, the remediation of the Orica chemical and explosives facility in Deer Park, the design of the remediation of Defence Site Maribyrnong, the assessment and remediation of the Fitzroy and Bendigo Gasworks and remediation of other complex sites such as the Scoresby Quarry and brickworks site, the Kodak Coburg manufacturing facility and the Highett Gasworks. Ian specialises in the identification and management of uncertainty as it relates to contaminated land.