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John Riddiford & Associates

John Riddiford is the sole director of John Riddiford and Associates. John currently works as a consultant and also works voluntarily for the International Water Association as Chair of the Watershed and River Basin Management specialist group. One of the key functions of this group is to undertake best practice research into water resource management options for growing global cities under the threat of climate change. 

John has had extensive water and natural resource management experience including as CEO of the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, which has oversight for integrated catchment programs including river health, environmental water management, Landcare support, biodiversity conservation and floodplain management. 

Previously he was Executive Officer for Vic Catchments, Executive Director at the Department of Environment and Primary Industries’ Water Group overseeing the development of state-wide water resource policy, CEO of the North East Catchment Management Authority and catchment management roles at Melbourne Water.

• Water resource management policy
• Integrated catchment management
• Strategic planning in water resource management
• Financial analysis
• Emergency management planning
• Planning to mitigate and respond to extreme events in water and catchment management
• Organisational reform
• Networking opportunities through the International Water Association and like organisations

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