Bruce Whitehill has recently joined the Alluvium Sydney Office, broadening the skills of the office into the rural water and NRM space.
Before joining Alluvium, Bruce’s most recent role with the NSW Government was as Program Coordinator of NSW State Priority Projects for the NSW Department of Industry - DPI Water Division. In this role Bruce was responsible for a six year program valued at $396M, delivering four major projects for water efficiency and recovery in NSW. Prior to this Bruce was Program Director of NSW Government’s implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Bruce will be working with David Winfield, Kane Travis and Ross Hardie in undertaking projects to broaden our presence in the rural NRM space in NSW.
Most recently Bruce was successful in leading the proposal for the WaterNSW to undertake an audit of the Sydney Water Supply Catchment Lands. The declared catchment covers almost 16,000 square kilometres and comprises the water supply systems of the Blue Mountains, Shoalhaven, Upper Nepean, Warragamba, and Woronora. There are nine indicators used to describe the state of the catchment, these being the indicators for soil erosion, macroinvertebrates, fish, riparian vegetation, native vegetation, wetlands, physical form, ecosystem and raw water quality, and cyanobacterial blooms. There are six indicators – land use, sites of pollution and potential contamination, population settlements and patterns, fire, groundwater availability and nutrient loads – used to describe various pressures on the catchment; while the indicator of community attitudes, aspirations and engagement is an indicator of societal response. The surface water flows indicator has two components, one that describes a pressure on river health and the other the hydrological state of catchment streams; while the environmental flows indicator has one component that is a response indicator and a second that describes a pressure on river health.
Further details on Bruce can be found on his Linkedin profile https://au.linkedin.com/in/bruce-whitehill-7b1a8055.