ACLCA ECP Presentation EcoForum October 2023

Congratulations to each of the ACLCA Early Career Professionals that were selected to represent their State chapter and present at EcoForum 2023 held at Flemington Racecourse from 10-13 October 2023.

It was a pleasure to host the afternoon session and meet with such a vibrant and enthusiastic group of ECPs.

Each presentation was unique and showcased an exceptional perspective on a broad range of topics.  The session was a resounding success with over 100 conference attendees coming to the session and a very informative question and answer session.    

ACLCA looks forward to continued support of our ECPs and providing future opportunities for conference presentation and networking opportunities.

The future looks bright for our industry based on the level of our ECP involvement and level of professionalism.

Larissa Willoughby

ACLCA National Chair

Photo: Hannah Bennett (GHD, QLD), Julia Schuurman (Aurora Environmental, WA), Emily Smith (GHD, NSW), Sophia Giarrusso (Aurecon, Vic), Jade Creber (LBWco, SA), Larissa Willoughby (ACLCA National Chair)

Congratulations to ACLCA State Chapter ECP Presenters.

  • Victoria – Sophia Giarrusso (Aurecon). ‘Introduction to Monte Carlo modelling for ECPs. Monte Carlo analysis can be used to estimate the environmental liability (measured as variability in cost to remediate) of a contaminated site’.
  • NSW – Emily Smith (GHD). “A digital approach to capturing physical contamination.” Noting NSW had 15 submissions.
  • SA – Jade Creber (LBW). ‘Meeting the challenges for a sustainable future: unlocking value in sustainable brst ownfield site remediation through effective policy.
  • Qld – Hannah Bennett (GHD). Topic: ‘Ancillary methods to estimate Groundwater velocity in Heterogenous Estuarine Environments’.
  • WA – Julia Schuurmans (Aurora Environmental) Topic: “Phytoextraction: Friend or Foe in the Face of Mine Site Restoration?”.