Jonathon is a leading urban water practitioner who is actively involved in the development of best practice guidelines for urban stormwater, waterways, threatened species and recycling. He has over 25 years of experience in the urban water sector and joined Alluvium as a principal consultant in 2012 to provide strategic advice on sustainable water systems for built and natural environments.
Jonathon is an expert in understanding and managing the impact of urbanisation on catchment hydrology and ecological processes. Passionate about the transformation towards a more water sensitive cities approach, Jonathon draws on his strong background in technical design and understanding of stakeholder expectations and objectives to deliver projects from planning through to implementation. He has worked closely with Melbourne Water, local governments and developers to identify, evaluate, plan and deliver sustainable water initiatives for growth city planning using innovative research to manage the urban water cycle.
In addition to presenting at numerous forums and seminars, Jonathon has also delivered state-wide training sessions to industry on integrated water management, storm water harvesting and water sensitive urban design (WSUD). Jonathon’s expert urban hydrology skills have also been used by the likes of the Victorian Government agencies and Melbourne Water to inform eco-hydrology strategies for the protection of threatened species such as the Growling Grass Frog and Dwarf Galaxias. Jonathon’s skills and knowledge have been widely sought as an expert for Planning Panel and tribunal hearings.
Jonathon is currently providing water sensitive urban design advice to Melbourne’s leading developers and agencies such as Melbourne Water, the Victorian Planning Authority and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to assist with the vision of sustainable growth planning.