Justin Foley 'ACT Healthy Waterways - an Update’

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 12:30pm

Justin, is Program Manager, ACT Healthy Waterways Project, a joint initiative of the ACT and the Australian governments to improve the quality of water entering our lakes and waterways.  It includes the construction of infrastructure – like wetlands, ponds and rain gardens, and involves research trials.

Abstract

ACT Healthy Waterways is a joint initiative of the ACT and Australian governments to improve the quality of water entering our lakes and waterways and flowing downstream into the Murrumbidgee River system.  The project includes the construction of infrastructure – like wetlands, ponds and rain gardens – as well as research trials, a community education campaign and improvements to water monitoring practices.  Join Justin for an update on the Project and to find out more about the ‘bigger stormwater picture’.

Biography

Justin Foley is, Program Manager, ACT Healthy Waterways Project, Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, ACT Government.  In his current role, He is responsible for delivering the ACT Healthy Waterways Project representing a total investment of $93.5 million in water quality infrastructure and improved water management across the ACT region. Justin has extensive experience in natural resource planning (with a primary focus on water) and administration across the ACT and Commonwealth governments.

Justin has previously worked in senior roles with the National Water Commission where he provided strategic leadership and national assessments of reform progress, policy advocacy and advice in respect to urban water, rural water market performance, entitlements, water for mining and coal seam gas and environmental water management.