• 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 currently works Monday to Friday.

  • 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

  • Rachelle Adamowicz

    Rachelle Adamowicz

    Program Coordinator (Regional Victoria)

    Rachelle leads Clearwater's regional Victoria program; a joint initiative with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning where she works in partnership with regional stakeholders to enable the delivery of integrated water management (IWM) principles and practices in alignment with the State’s Water for Victoria strategy. 

    Rachelle brings over 8 years of experience in IWM with particular focus on urban stormwater management, water sensitive urban design, waterway health and liveability. Prior to joining Clearwater, Rachelle worked with the Living Rivers team at Melbourne Water where she coordinated the North-East and Inner-Metro network by providing support, guidance and funding to local government agencies. Between 2010 and 2013, Rachelle worked with Monash University (School of Geography and Environmental Science) and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities who also supervised her Masters’ thesis where she developed a societal needs framework for liveability and undertook research on the contribution of IWM on liveability. 

    Rachelle currently works Monday to Thursday and alternating Fridays.

  • Tania Struzina

    Tania Struzina

    Project Officer

    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 eight 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.

  • Maddy McKinley

    Maddy McKinley

    Project Officer (Regional Victoria)

    Maddy supports Clearwater's regional Victoria program Building Capacity for Integrated Water Management (IWM) in Victoria; a joint initiative with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Maddy & Charlotte work in partnership with regional stakeholders to enable the delivery of IWM principles and practices in alignment with the State’s Water for Victoria strategy.

    Maddy joins Clearwater from the Melbourne Water Public Affairs team, where she assisted the Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Communications and Media teams. Maddy is acting in Kat Hawkins' role while she is on extended leave from October 2017 to January 2018.

    Maddy is in the office from Monday to Friday.