David Shepherd graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 with a Master of Environment (First Class Honours) degree majoring in Integrated Water Catchment Management. As a part of his studies, he completed an internship at the North Central Catchment Management Authority, which involved conducting a wetland rehabilitation feasibility study using remote sensing. David’s degree also gave him exposure to such software packages as RORB, AQUAPAK, WEAP, SIMHYD and ArcGIS to understand the applications of hydrological principles learnt in the course. Prior to this, David spent two years working as an exploration and mine gold geologist in Western Australia. This worked involved duties such as logging core and using MapInfo for gold exploration analysis.