Andrew Maughan

BSocScience (Geography), MSc (Hydrogeology)

BSocScience (Geography), MSc (Hydrogeology)

Institution

Department of Water, South Coast Region

Areas of Interest and Experience

Surface and groundwater hydrology and water quality across the South Coast region including streams, wetlands, estuaries and the limited freshwater aquifers which provide most of our public and private water supplies. Understanding impacts of water abstraction on social and environmental values and understanding the impact of land use, land management and climatic factors on water quantity and quality. Previously worked across Western Australia including surface-groundwater interactions and gauging cyclone event flood flows in the Pilbara and Jarrah forest hydrology and dryland salinity studies in the south west. Currently investigation potential for new and expanded groundwater resources for Albany and Esperance.

Catherine Spaggiari

Dr Catherine Spaggiari, PhD in Geoscience from Monash University, Melbourne

Dr Catherine Spaggiari, PhD in Geoscience from Monash University, Melbourne

Summary of research interests

Geological evolution of the crustal basement of southern Western Australia. Catherine is the Project Manager for the Albany-Fraser and Eucla basement projects at the Geological Survey of Western Australia. Her main expertise is structural geology, geophysics, and tectonic synthesis. This multi-disciplinary and collaborative research encompasses determination of the crustal architecture to about 40 kilometres depth, the crustal evolution over the last 2.8 billion years, and mapping basement rocks under deep cover. .

Louisa Dent

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Summary of research interests

Louisa studied a Bachelor of Marine Science at the University of Western Australia majoring in Geology, Marine Biology and Marine and Coastal Planning and Management, then completed her honours year in geology. Louise gained a Masters of Geology in 2013 through the Geological Survey of Western Australia.

Her Masters research was based on geosequestration, the sub-surface storage of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse mitigation strategy. Louisa is currently working for the Geological Survey as a geologist pursuing further research based on the findings of her Masters work.

Steve May

Steve May BSc (Biology)

Steve May BSc (Biology)

Summary of research interests

Steve works as a hydrographer for the Department of Water, South Coast Region.

He graduated from Murdoch University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science (Biological Science). After graduating Steve worked for the Department of Conservation and Land Management in the Pine Forestry group and in 2002 began volunteering for urban catchments groups in Perth. Steve spent the next six years working as a Natural Resource Management Officer in both urban and rural areas undertaking river restoration, nutrient management and community education.

In 2009 he began an internal Hydrographic traineeship with the Department of Water and currently manages a network of gauging stations between Northcliffe and Esperance and is the Data Manager for the South Coast Region.