Project experience

Relevant recent project experience includes:


  • Assessment of river related environmental impacts of flow changes from proposed water resources development on the Cache La Poudre River, Colorado, USA (US Army Corps of Engineers, Colorado, USA)
  • Advise on impact of environmental flow requirements on urban water supply (Central Highlands Water)
  • Advise on mining related sediment impacts on rivers at various mine sites in PNG (Various)
  • Develop audit process for bulk water entitlements (Gippsland Water)
  • Report on environmental issues associated with stormwater harvesting from urban drains and waterways (Melbourne Water)
  • Advise on implications of sea level rise for Gippsland Lakes flooding (Department of Sustainability and Environment, Vic and Water Technology).
  • Analyse sediment transport issues associated with proposed dam removal on the Nicholson River (East Gippsland Water)
  • Investigate environmental flow requirements for the Gippsland Lakes (West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority)
  • Investigate the decline of dissolved oxygen in the Yarra River and develop models to predict DO to allow for timely intervention (eWater CRC and Melbourne Water)
  • Provide training on hydrology to Bureau staff (Bureau of Meteorology)
  • Advise on environmental flows for the Wingecaribee River (Sydney Water Board)
  • Coordinate, develop and teach, Graduate Certificate in River Health Management (University of Melbourne. 2005 – continuing)
  • Contribute to Sustainable Rivers Audit, Murray Darling Basin Commission.
  • Assess water yield and impacts of extraction for the Weda Bay Nickel project.
  • Advise on developing a water research focus for Monash University including collaboration with International Water Centre (Monash University)
  • Advise on project “MID 2030: a review of the future of the Macalister Irrigation District” (Southern Rural Water)
  • Review lower Goulburn Floodplain management proposals (Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority).
  • Design and implementation of erosion control works on the Mekong River in Vietnam (AusAID)
  • Advise on implications of revisions to Australian Rainfall and Runoff for flood management in Victoria (Department of Sustainability and Environment)
  • Review technical aspects of work undertaken as part of flood studies throughout Victoria (Department of Sustainability and Environment)

Principals of Moroka also have extensive board, advisory committee, and auditing experience including:

  • Director, Yarra Valley Water (2007-2012)
  • Deputy Chair, Yarra Valley Water (2007-2009)
  • Director, Southern Rural Water (1995-2001)
  • Member, NSW Planning Assessment Commission advising on impacts of underground mine development on water resources values (2008 – 2010)
  • Panel Member, Living Murray, Murray Darling Basin Commission. Assessing water saving for the environment (2007 – 2011)
  • Member, specialist advisory panel for development of river health management policy for Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (2008-2009)
  • Director, Greening Australia (Vic) (2010-2012)
  • Chair, scientific advisory committee for Red Gum National Parks (Parks Victoria) (2010 – 2012)
  • Member, advisory committee for the development of river health assessment procedure for Tasmania (NRM South) (2007-2008)
  • Member, steering committee, development of river health assessment methods for ephemeral rivers (Land and Water RDC)
  • Auditor, Surface Water Management Audits of mine sites including impacts on rivers for NSW Department of Planning (2008-2009).
  • NSW Department of Planning, Surface Water Management Auditor, Wilpinjong Coal, Peabody Energy
  • Member of panel for developing a river health strategy for Pennyroyal Creek (Corangamite Catchment Management Authority)
  • Member of scientific advisory panel (Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria).
  • Member of selection panel for environmental auditors (Environmental Protection Authority, Victoria)