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Dr Mick Battam

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Contact details 80 Wild Oaks Rd, The Oaks 2570 Ph/Fax: (02) 46 571 381 Mobile: 0425 363 161 Email: [email protected] Qualifications (15 years experience) PhD Ag. Sc. (Soil Science), BSc. Ag. (Hons 1, Medal) TAFE Certificate in Building contracting Management TAFE Certificate in Urban irrigation Certified Irrigation Agronomist Certified Irrigation Designer Certified Soil Scientist Licensed Irrigation Plumber

Water balance modelling Specialist in water/nutrient/salt balance modelling for the sizing of infrastructure associated with effluent/stormwater reuse schemes. Developed model for sizing residential rainwater tanks and estimating water savings from pool covers that was applied to 22,000 residential houses. Sporting fields and golf courses Water saving specialist having provided irrigation, soil, drainage and horticultural advice for more than 20 golf courses and 250 sporting fields (including stadiums). Editor and author of more than half of the Sydney Water "Best Practice Guidelines for Open Space Management". Author (together with Steve Garland) of the Landscape Assessment methodology that has been applied to more than 200 open space turf sites. Developed a star rating system for sporting fields. Developed new topdress materials for sports fields. Botanical gardens and streetscape Water saving specialist that has provided irrigation, soil and horticultural advice >80 parks and streetscapes including Hyde Park, Cook and Phillip Park, Auburn and Mt Annan Botanical Gardens, Victoria Park and Fitzroy Gardens. Author (together with Steve Garland) of the Sydney Water "Love your GardenTM" program used to provide water saving advice to 22,000 houses. Wrote models for online irrigation scheduling of gardens in Sydney and the ACT. Author of death model that can predict the performance of plant/turf receiving less than optimal levels of irrigation. Model has been used to estimate the impact of forms of water restrictions and outline techniques for drought mitigation. Developed detailed microclimate and tree competition model for turf in parks.

Dr Mick Battam

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Resource recovery Developed iPhone tool for use by sporting field managers that provides advice on organic soil amenders in the context of increasing carrying capacity of fields. Experienced in the monitoring and running of compost demonstration trials. Delivered >20 workshops to park managers in relation to water savings and the amendment of turf soils using recycled organic products. Soil Science Certified practicing soil scientist with a PhD and 20 years of experience that includes: Conducting soil surveys across much of south eastern Australia both in agriculture and urban horticulture. Acid sulphate soils, contaminated land (petroleum clean up) and fertility. Drainage, salinity (including urban salinity) and landscape hydrology. Irrigation In addition to having scheduled irrigation on more than 300 open space areas, Mick is a: Licensed urban irrigation plumber. Certified irrigation designer (CID) and certified irrigation agronomist (CIAg.). Developed technique for the design of agricultural drip irrigation systems Education Part-time lecturer in irrigation and drainage at Sydney University (6 unit course). Casual TAFE lecturer who wrote (with Steve Garland) and trained all of the horticulturalists involved in the Sydney Water Love Your GardenTM program. Wrote/delivered (with Steve Garland) the Watersmart Garden Centre course. Presented at international conferences and NSW Agriculture field days. Education and Training Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at Sydney University (Honours 1 and medal) Doctorate in Agricultural Science (Soil Science). Soil water movement Postdoctoral work in drip irrigation design TAFE certificates: Urban Irrigation; Building Contracting Management TAFE certified "Love Your Garden" assessor, trainer and auditor Trained in HYDRUS 2D modelling of water and solute movement in soils Trained in MUSIC Urban Catchment Modelling (2004) HAZWOPER 24 hour health and safety training SHELL Ltd 1 day health and safety induction Employment Background 2001 - current Director, AgEnviro Solutions Pty Ltd 2003 - 2007 Senior/Associate soil and irrigation scientist with URS 2001 - 2003 Soil scientist, irrigation/drainage installation with AgEnviro Solutions 1999 - 2001 Consultant and post doctoral researcher with Sydney University 1995 - 1999 PhD/consultant (Sydney University, Peter Martin and associates) 1990 - 1994 Student, soil field technician with Groundwater Technology 1995 ­ current Part time lecturer at Sydney University and Ryde TAFE Publications available upon request.

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