ACT Regional Manager
David joined Alluvium in July 2011 after 17 years in environmental and agricultural agencies in the Australian Public Service. Initially joining the Australian Nature Conservation Agency in 1995, David spent the last three years of his career in the Service as Director of Water Resources Assessment at the Bureau of Meteorology. Prior to that, David was a Director in the Bureau of Rural Sciences, leading teams in drought assessment, climate science and water resources reporting.
At Alluvium, David has led and managed many projects on the development of monitoring, evaluation and reporting programs, or auditing of environmental program performance. These include the development of technical guidelines for monitoring and reporting on the performance of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, the development of a monitoring and reporting framework for the Commonwealth Biodiversity Fund, and the evaluation of five year outcomes under the Commonwealth Caring for our Country Program. David also contributed to a review of risk management frameworks for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and an independent evaluation of riparian enhancement investment initiatives for the Lachlan CMA.
Recently, David has been actively involved in high profile auditing, planning and design work underpinning investment of over $90 million in stormwater treatment systems and integrated urban water management plans in the ACT, and the development of an ACT and Region Catchment Post-emergency Recovery Plan.
David has 22 years’ experience in catchment to continental-scale natural resources assessment and reporting in Australia. In the 1990s, David undertook forest biodiversity assessments as part of the development of Regional Forest Agreements between State and Australian governments. He was also involved with research and development on the application of risk management frameworks to climate change adaptation in agriculture, including the use of land management practices to improve the hydrological resilience of agricultural landscapes.