Alluvium CEO Matt Francey is known for his leadership and depth of experience in urban water, natural resource management (NRM) and river restoration and he has worked across multiple sectors including academia, government and consulting.
Facilitating interdisciplinary teams has been a hallmark of Matt’s career and he has managed a number of large, complex projects including the Flow Requirements for Key Ecosystem Functions for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and the preparation of a Synthesis Report on the Framework for Australian River and Wetland Health for the National Water Commission.
Matt’s passion for rivers encompasses rural and urban environments and he is a recognised leader in the urban water sector. In early 2002, he founded and led the Stormwater Quality team at Melbourne Water. Under Matt’s leadership, the team developed and managed the Lower Yarra and Living Rivers programs with a focus on water sensitive urban design and implementation of stormwater controls for development. Key projects during that period included the development and implementation of the nitrogen offsets program for Port Phillip Bay, and the preparation of WSUD Engineering Procedures: Stormwater, which became the standard technical document for WSUD design.
Matt’s PhD, looking at the generation of urban stormwater pollutants, was completed in 2010 and he has published papers and presented at conferences across Australia and internationally.