• Mary Catus-Wood

    Mary Catus-Wood


    Mary leads the Clearwater team to deliver the regional and metropolitan programs and ensure Clearwater’s service offering continues to be relevant to industry needs. Mary has been at Melbourne Water since 2009 where she champions water literacy though capacity building, education and citizen science programs.

    Mary is an experienced educator and program manager, acrossa variety of organisations in both the  government and private sectors. From 2011 to 2016, she was on the Committee of Management of the Environment Education Victoria (secretary from 2014 – 2016)) and currently  a member of the Institute of Water Administration – Educators Special Interest Group. From 2010 to 2012 part of the Australian Water Association National Curriculum Project Steering Committee working to ensure learning about water issues were part of the Australian Curriculum. 

    Mary works Monday to Thursday.

  • Kat Hawkins

    Kat Hawkins

    Program Coordinator (Metro Program Delivery)

    Kat leads the design, development and delivery of a range of Integrated Water Management capacity building initiatives for Clearwater's metropolitan Melbourne program.

    Kat brings extensive experience in the public and water sectors, with a local government background in environmental education and behavioural change programs for the community, and over 6 years of experience in the water industry, having previously worked in the Regional Services team of Melbourne Water managing waterways for river health.

    Kat currently works Monday to Friday.

  • Vanh Mixap

    Vanh Mixap

    Program Coordinator (Design & Engagement)

    Vanh coordinates the content design and associated stakeholder engagement relating to new and existing Clearwater service offerings to develop and deliver meaningful capacity building initiatives. She works across the Clearwater network and associated partnerships to strengthen the bridge and relationships between researchers and practitioners and to best cater to their evolving capacity building needs as the water industry in Melbourne matures.

    With extensive experience in designing and facilitating capacity building activities around the globe, transboundary water management and international development Vanh brings a diverse background and an energetic network focus to the program, with a particular emphasis on alumni and executive engagement.

    Vanh obtained her Master in Integrated Water Management focusing on the Urban setting, and a Bachelor in Social Science. She is passionate about leadership and utilising cross-collaboration to realise the full potential of any undertaking, and strives to do this with fully inclusive and empathetic methodologies. 

    Vanh works Monday to Wednesday

  • Tania Struzina

    Tania Struzina

    Clearwater - Training and Outreach

    Tania coordinates the design and delivery of Clearwater training and events and contributes to a range of stakeholder engagement activities. Having worked for the Clearwater program for over ten years she has extensive experience and knowledge in building capacity for Integrated Water Management.

    Tania has a background in environmental education and capacity building across a wide range of sectors. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communications and Masters in Environment and Planning. Her previous work history includes ECO-Buy Local Government Green Purchasing program at the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), MSSI Sustainability Institute in Melbourne University and Campus Planning at RMIT University, and in International Development with Oxfam Australia.

    Tania is passionate about environmental innovation and design, and community participation in driving change.

    Tania works Tuesday, Thursday and alternate Monday's.

  • Euan Hind

    Regional Manager (Victoria), CRC Water Sensitive Cities

    Euan joined the Clearwater team in November of 2017 as Regional manager (Victoria) of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC).  The CRCWSC is an Australian research centre that brings together world renowned experts across many disciplines and industry leaders to revolutionise the we design, build, and manage our cities by placing the contribution water makes to urban spaces at the centre of the way in which we think about them.  The CRCWSC is in year 6 of a 9 year program totalling over $120m and involving over 85 partner organisations. 

    Euan’s role as Regional Manager (Victoria) is to link industry stakeholders with research partners to facilitate collaboration across sectors and encourage uptake and utilisation of CRCWSC research outputs.  As an important industry partner of the CRCWSC, Clearwater has agreed to host Euan in the role, initially for a 12 month period through to November 2018.  Euan comes to the CRCWSC from the Smart Water Fund where he led knowledge transfer for the Fund through to its closure in June 2017.  Euan has an extensive background in research-to-policy-and-practice both with the Australian water industry and various global contexts, including Indonesia, Vietnam, and the UK.

  • Kim Vassallo

    Kim Vassallo

    Project Officer – Interactive Online Tool Development

    Kim manages the development an online decision support tool (similar to the existing clause 56 tool) to support council staff, developers and consultants across Victoria with the application of Planning Amendment VC154.

    Over a period of 3 months, Kim will engage with key stakeholders to design flow chart steps for different audience groups that will be applying Planning Amendment VC154, author webpage and guidance sheet content, undertake system testing and deliver training to industry.

    Kim works Monday to Thursday.