Water Sensitive SA

Our team

On behalf of the project partners, the Program Manager (Mellissa Bradley) and Communication and Events Manager (Kathryn Bothe) are responsible for the delivery of the Water Sensitive SA program under a service contract with the AMLR NRM Board.

You can contact any of the team via our Contact us page.

Mellissa Bradley
Program Director
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Mellissa has more than 25 years’ experience working within the fields of civil design, development assessment, policy development, environmental management and construction management for stormwater and wastewater re-use schemes.

Her cross-disciplinary experience has enabled her to translate technical information and research into a form suitable for use by decision makers, policy writers and practitioners, providing the guidance and evidence base needed for urban greening and water sensitive cities transitions.

Mellissa is committed to supporting industry and government achieve a cultural shift and build the technical capability required to mainstream water sensitive urban design practices.

For her contribution to urban water management, Mellissa was the recipient of the Leadership Award at the South Australian 2019 Smart Water Awards.

Belinda Dohring
Program Manager

Belinda has worked in strategic water policy and a diverse range of environmental projects for over 20 years in both state and local government as an environmental manager, she has a keen interest in delivering high quality, sustainable outcomes for the natural world that provide multiple benefits for local communities.

Her experience includes holistic policy development for water resources, carbon emissions, climate change adaptation and site contamination focussing on stakeholder engagement, implementation planning and changing behaviours to long established business practices particularly in local government, together with the on-ground delivery of practical projects.

At a regional level, Belinda was instrumental in establishing the climate adaptation partnership in the western suburbs, which is now the successful AdaptWest Program, a large-scale roll out of home and community facility solar panel systems via the Solar Communities Program and more recently lead the installation of recycled wastewater infrastructure for major international events in the Adelaide Park Lands – the first of its kind in South Australia.

Belinda is focused on ensuring natural ecosystems can thrive as the climate changes and that Adelaide is prepared for hotter, drier conditions and extreme rainfall events, all of which impact the sustainability of the urban environment.

Dr Kerri Muller
Principal Ecologist
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Kerri has extensive knowledge of, and 30 years’ experience in, constructed and natural wetlands, water resources and infrastructure management, and a suite of significant NRM projects throughout the Murray Darling Basin and remote South Australia. Kerri approaches her work with a strong understanding of ecological first principles and has an appreciation of the unique challenges associated with each site. Her capacity to bridge the gap between science, policy and practice have enabled Kerri to deliver many creative solutions to long- and short-term environmental challenges.


Kathryn Bothe
Communications & Events Manager
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Kathryn’s skills as a project manager, specialising in event management of awards programs, corporate events, training and seminars, have been honed during her years of project and stakeholder management roles across a range of industries including water, technology and mining and for many different mediums – from annual reports to websites.

Kathryn delivers consistently high-calibre events, seminars and training, and her attention to detail ensures consistency of written communications and client branding. Kathryn has a high level of proficiency in the use of a vast range of computer software and is able to navigate and adopt new technology to support continuous improvement and efficiency.

Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.