Ayeyarwady Basin – Discussion piece

1.02.2018 - Posted by Simon Tilleard
The Ayeyarwady Basin in Myanmar is vitally important to the country’s stock of natural capital, its economy, and the livelihoods of its people. Recent work by Natural Capital Economics and Alluvium estimated that the aggregate value of six key ecosystem services in the basin (agriculture, transport, fisheries, water supply, biodiversity and ecotourism) is in the range of USD 2.5 to USD 6.9 billion per annum (between 3-9% of total GDP for 2016).
In the attached discussion piece (click on the link below), Alluvium and Natural Capital Economics experts reflect on the potential for environmental flows to be incorporated into basin planning in Myanmar, and key principles that would help to ensure their success.

Regional Manager - NSW Operations

19.01.2018 - Posted by Matt Francey

We are looking for a smart, talented and passionate person to join us as the Regional Manager for our NSW Operations. Alluvium is a national leader in catchment and waterway management science, engineering and economics. 
We are passionate about the protection and enhancement of the world’s water resources, waterways, catchments and the communities that rely on them. We are seeking a manager who shares our vision and values. Ideally you will have a background in science, engineering or economics and will be able to demonstrate skills and passion for leading teams of professionals.
We see the role as being a mix of senior consulting and management and a large focus of the role will be expanding the technical offering of our teams in NSW and building the collaboration with other parts of the company.
If you feel it is time for a new challenge, we would love to talk to you. For a copy of the position description, contact details for further (completely confidential) discussion, and application details, please call Lucy Moon on 03 9421 2532 or email

Alluvium launches Mosaic Insights

3.01.2018 - Posted by Kane Travis

For some time we have been working on a plan to redefine thinking in relation to catchments, rivers, coasts, water resources and communities. In 2016 we launched Natural Capital Economics to complement our skills in biophysical science, social science and engineering. NCEconomics is a unique economics practice, committed to the integration of science and economics in decision making. Since its launch NCEconomics has grown rapidly, and has delivered some of the more complex climate change economics work across Australia.

Building on our strategy, we are excited to launch Mosaic Insights. Mosaic Insights is focused on understanding social landscapes, and with a unique, evidence-based approach, create resilient, liveable landscapes that connect people, support ecological systems and increase economic opportunities.

We are very pleased to announce that Neil McCarthy has joined us to lead Mosaic Insights. Neil was the Founding Executive for the International Urban Parks & GreenSpace Alliance, and currently CEO of World Urban Parks. He supports Melbourne Water as a member of their liveability panel. Neil brings big picture thinking as well as extensive experience in planning for better ways of encouraging interaction between communities and their environment. Neil starts in January and we look forward to the next step in our evolution as a business.

We have put together a brief document on how it all comes together if you are interested. Please click here.

New member of Alluvium Melbourne

21.12.2017 - Posted by Mark Stacey
We’re very pleased to be welcoming David Carew as a new member of Alluvium’s Melbourne team in early 2018. David is a restoration ecologist who has spent the last 10 years at Melbourne Water, providing vegetation advice to their River Health program and then overseeing the management of their Stormwater Quality Treatment Systems.
David’s ecological skills and design philosophy are an excellent complement to our existing team. We believe that coupling our existing portfolio with David’s experience will provide our clients with a unique service offering in ecological restoration of natural and stormwater systems. David starts with Alluvium in February 2018 and will be contactable via and 0407 045 517.

India Water Impact Summit

19.12.2017 - Posted by Tarika Khanna

Simon Tilleard and myself attended the India Water Impact Summit that was organized by Centre for Ganga River Basin Management & studies (CGANGA) and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) from 4-7 December 2017 in New Delhi, India.

The summit focused on transforming Ganga by providing much required motivation for developing water and environment infrastructure in the Ganga Basin and other water bodies in India by engaging with all local stakeholders and international experts. Nitin Gadkari, Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD&GR) addressed the gathering and emphasised action oriented work from hereon to achieve Ganga rejuvenation. He stated that the current government is receptive to ideas that are implementable, cost effective and can address the concerns of river Ganga. 

There were many parallel sessions, plenary sessions and technological presentations planned to discuss various themes during the summit. Simon Tilleard was one of the panellist in the session ‘urban river management and interlinking of water bodies at city scale’.

The session discussed the state of urban rivers and the local solutions that are available which however fail to be upscaled. The panellist discussed the successful examples of rural rivers revival and the poor implementation of sanitation plans of the city as the major concerns for urban rivers. The panellist from research institutes like Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur discussed the small-scale solutions that are implemented by them at institutional scale.

In addition, Simon discussed the concept of water sensitive cities which can address the urban rivers concern at city scale. The discussions also resulted in acknowledging that city wide solutions are present but the market for acceptance is slowly growing for the same.