Water Journal : Water Journal August 2012
industry news New ACT Manager for SKM Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Pike as the firm's new Australian Capital Territory Manager. Mr Pike joined the firm in Canberra earlier the year as a Senior Strategic Consultant, principally working with clients in the Buildings and Transport Infrastructure market. In his new role, Mr Pike will be drawing on the extensive experience he has gained in consulting to the Federal Government through previous roles with several leading management consultants in Australia and the United Kingdom. Mr Pike has worked across most Federal Government portfolios including Defence, Energy and Resources, Climate Change, Infrastructure and other policy agencies. "I look forward to working with our team to bring the broad range of skills and experiences that SKM can offer to Federal Government clients," said Mr Pike. GHD Sunshine Coast Appointment Murray Smith has joined the team of GHD on the Sunshine Coast as Principal Engineer -- Regional Water, providing more than 30 years of experience in the management and development of natural resources and the agricultural activities reliant on the sustainable development of these resources. His knowledge extends through infrastructure planning and development, resource management and licensing, irrigation planning, design and extension, project management, and policy development. Murray's most recent tenure was a four-year stretch as CEO of the AU$2 billion Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP). As the founding employee of the project, he led a team to modernise the delivery system of the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District in northern Victoria, a 6500-km channel network spanning from Yarrawonga to beyond Swan Hill. The project was recently recognised for its achievements in saving water through innovative water management at the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) 63rd International Executive Council meeting and the 7th Asian Regional Conference held in Adelaide. Having joined the workforce with the Queensland Irrigation and Water Supply Commission (now known as the Department of Natural Resources and Mines), Murray then established a strong association with regional farmers through work with Canegrowers, and subsequently joined Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative Limited (CICL) as CEO. At CICL, Murray implemented a strategic direction for the irrigation district, which saw it set the world benchmark for water delivery efficiency and a range of other environmental performance outcomes. As GHD's Global Market Leader Water Chris Hertle commented, "Having Murray on board with us means direct impact to our people and our clients. With so much experience, and documented recognition of the pioneering nature of his work, Murray further positions GHD to guide our clients towards improvements in water security and agricultural production systems in their local communities and more broadly in terms of food security." BIOSOLIDS -- For insights on how using Biosolids can provide benefits for your company including reducing your carbon footprint, contact Bill Barber, Technical Director on 02 8934 0056. Or email email@example.com for a copy of his keynote presentation on this topic at the recent AWA Biosolids National Conference. aecom.com AN UNTAPPED RESOURCE?
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