Mellissa Bradley, Water Sensitive SA’s Program Manager, has recently moved to SA Water’s Resilient Water Futures project, helping to create and deliver an urban water security plan for the next 50 years – a testament to her credibility and connectivity in the South Australian urban water management sphere. Mellissa will return to Water Sensitive SA in the middle of 2024, and has assumed the position of Program Director until that time.
Keeping Water Sensitive SA forging ahead during this time will be two familiar faces that many of you know.
Belinda Dohring, Senior Sustainability Advisor at City of Adelaide, has taken on the Program Manager role in Mellissa’s absence. Belinda has 20 years’ experience in water policy and projects within the local government sector, including delivering strategic water plans for the Cities of West Torrens and Adelaide, helping to establish AdaptWest, and working with the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. She has a climate adaptation lens over water sensitive urban design, and is positioning urban stormwater to be integral for more city greening, heat resilience and cooling as the climate changes.
Dr Kerri Muller, has taken on the role of Principal Ecologist. She 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 continues in her role as Water Sensitive SA’s Communications & Events Manager, supporting the program’s production and delivery of stakeholder communication, education, seminars and training.