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Prof Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University
Prof Andrew Ball, RMIT University
Johannes Biala, Centre for Recycling of Organic Waste and Nutrients, The University of Queensland
Nigel Blieschke, Torbreck Vintners
Elisabeth Blik, WildBlueGlobal
Elisabeth has undertaken several recycled organics projects for NSW EPA, Sustainability Victoria, local & regional councils, and private industry. These have included: the supply and aggregation of organic material; high-end methodology; and research reports on market capacity.
She loves the natural environment, good food, hard work, dirt, and most other things living (sometimes including people).
Dr Michael Crawford, CRC for High Performance Soils
Susie Chapman, Healthy Land and Water
Dr Georgina Davis, Qld Farmers' Federation
Ross Fox, Fishburn Watson O'Brien Lawyers
Sean Galdermans, WTT Australia
To maximize WTT Australia’s success and provide local support to its clientele, Sean moved to Sydney in February ‘18.
Sean delivers over seven years’ industry experience designing Waste Treatment Facilities (AWT) across the world, dealing with different waste streams, legislations and business models.
Bill Grant, Blue Environment
Brice Kaddatz, Macadamia & Horticultural Services
Amanda Kane, NSW EPA
Dr Bronwyn Laycock, School of Chemical Engineering, UQ
Dr Muriel Lepesteur-Thompson, EPA Victoria
John Logan, Axiom Research
John has an special interest in contributing to the development of Australian agriculture, he has considerable insight into agrarian related industries gained through extensive hands-on rural experience as a graduate of Orange Agricultural College and time spent working on the land and in rural service related roles.
John has conducted targeted regional research projects and large-scale national assignments for local and multinational agribusiness clients.
Dr Ash Martin, Microbiology Laboratories Australia
Declan McDonald, SESL Australia
He holds a B.Sc in Urban Horticulture (UTS) and a Master of Sustainable Agriculture (University of Sydney).
He has a strong background in Urban Horticulture, Agricultural Production and Natural Resource Management through his work in Private Enterprise, State and Local Governments, and Catchment Management Authorities.
He has authored / co-authored a number of publications aimed at improving understanding and management of soil as a living realm which include the use of compost on agricultural land. He is currently working with large agricultural and horticultural enterprises to develop strategies and practices to maximise the benefit of compost applications for a range of land uses. He developed and previously presented to the AORA 2016 conference a calculator to guide fertiliser reduction when used in association with compost.
In his current position of Senior Soil Scientist with SESL Australia he is responsible for high level technical input for corporate and private farms, land assessments, major redevelopment work aimed at re-using site soils, and urban renewal projects, all while continuing to follow his passion for sustainable management of our soil resources.