PAST EVENT: PIANC Working with Nature Seminar, Perth

PAST EVENT: PIANC Working with Nature Seminar, Perth

Date(s) - 27/11/2018
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (UWA)
64 Fairway, Crawley
WA, 6009

Working with Nature is a proactive, integrated approach to planning and developing infrastructure that delivers benefits to both navigation and the environment. It is an important paradigm shift in our approach to navigation development projects and technical design – to help deliver mutually beneficial, ‘win-win’ solutions, rather than simply seeking to minimise ecological harm. The seminar will include experts presenting on the Working with Nature approach, and how it can be applied in practice.

Speakers include:

Nicole Lockwood – Independent Chair, Westport Taskforce.

Nicole leads the delivery of an integrated strategy to plan a modern port to meet the future growth of Perth and its surrounding regions for the next 50–100 years. Nicole regularly provides strategic advice to government and the private sector in the areas of urban renewal, infrastructure, freight efficiency and digital enablement.

Nicole Lockwood
Dr Paul Erftemeijer

Dr Paul Erftemeijer – Principle Marine Scientist, DAMCO, and Adjunct Research Fellow, UWA.

Paul has 25 years of international experience as an applied scientist and specialist consultant focusing on human impacts, management and restoration of critical marine and coastal ecosystems around the world. He has extensive professional experience in conservation, research and consultancy, working to address environmental concerns related to coastal and marine development projects, including dredging.

Adam van der Beeke – Environmental Advisor, Fremantle Ports.

Adam has been closely involved in the very successful Fremantle Ports’ Rous Head Industrial Park fairy tern sanctuary, which was awarded a PIANC International Working with Nature Certificate of Recognition. Adam is also the Functional Leader, Sustainability – for the WA Department of Transport’s Westport Project.

Adam van der Beeke

Presentations will be followed by networking drinks and canapes, sponsored by PIANC’s Young Professionals group and open to all.

This event is free but registrations are essential. To register, please go to the event booking page here: