Urban water specialist Dan O’Halloran works with communities, government and industry to develop integrated water management strategies across lot, development and city scales. Dan has an academic background in economics, engineering and sustainability but gains much of his professional enjoyment through stakeholder engagement; bringing people together, understanding and conceptualising their needs, then working out the best option to suit their requirements.

Dan has worked in the private and public sector for 18 years, across water and sewerage infrastructure planning, stormwater management, waterway health and urban liveability. Through these experiences Dan believes rethinking how we deliver urban water services will be critical to delivering urban amenity and achieving long term sustainability.

Dan has prepared IWM plans for Councils and towns, including the City of Melton, Maribyrnong City Council, the township of Hamilton and the Shire of Wellington to name a few. He has delivered masterplanning work for Greening the Pipeline in Melbourne’s West, the Elsternwick park options assessment (combining water quality, flood mitigation and stormwater reuse). In past roles he has managed the Melbourne Airport Water use Strategy (Project Manager), the stormwater and water sensitive urban design components of the City of Sydney’s Decentralised Water Master Plan and the City Scale Alternative Water Options Project (Project Manager) for the Smart Water Fund Melbourne.