Ale has 15 years’ experience in the water industry assessing water supply and sewerage systems and developing strategic water solutions for Local Water Utilities in NSW and water providers around Australia.
She has prepared and managed several plans and strategies under the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s best-practice management framework. Projects completed under the framework umbrella are demand and drought management plans, development servicing plans (DSP) and DSP audits, Integrated Water Cycle Management strategies, strategic business plans and financial plans. Ale has facilitated several community consultation meetings and workshops as part of those projects.
Ale has participated in the review and consultation process of the 2016 Developer Charges Guidelines and the 2011 Strategic Business Plan and Financial Plan manuals facilitated by the Water Department of Planning and Environment. Her extensive knowledge and experience in the field provided the opportunity to coach and train young water professionals in the development of those plans.
Ale’s expertise is in water demand analyses and management, including regression analyses modelling of climate impacts on demand. She has experience developing customized end use, demand management and forecasting models for simple and complex water supply schemes in county councils, joint organizations and alliances around NSW, ACT, QLD and NT.
She is currently involved in two international projects to assist and provide water aid to developing countries with water security issues. One is assessing potential water sensitive urban design options to be implemented within the communities and improve water supply and sanitation issues. The other is undertaking a rainfall trend analyses and assess the impact on water availability and potential options to address water scarcity.