Lindsey works at the interface of water and people. She has experience from three continents brokering relationships between government, businesses and community to improve policy, planning and industry effectiveness, including a year in Burkina Faso drilling water wells. Lindsey holds an Honours degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management majoring in Human Rights and a Masters degree in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management, specializing in water regulation. She currently works as an independent consultant under her company, LindseyB to advance the implementation of innovative approaches to urban water management. Lindsey is an active contributor to the industry through her leadership in industry associations in urban water management in Australia. She is passionate about water’s role in development and how to make a Cleanleap for better water outcomes the world over.
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Chris French manages GHD’s Water Technology Group in the Melbourne office. As a Principal Water Engineer and Project Director, Chris has led or contributed to a wide range of water, sanitation and hydropower projects in Australia, China, Lao PDR and Vietnam. Lindsey Beck recently interviewed Chris to discuss water and its role in a cleanleap.
Tony Weber is an Associate at BMT WBM with over 25 years experience in the water industry. In his role, Tony has focussed on improving the management of stormwater, river basins and environmental management across the world, with a particular focus on the UK, Australia and China. Lindsey Beck recently interviewed Tony for Cleanleap to get his perspective on water’s role in a developing country’s journey to sustainability.
Water is one of the great human challenges of our time. As an essential resource for human life, it is staggering that so much of the world should exist without the basic potable water and sanitation services that we know in the developed world. Making a Cleanleap in urban water management practices could facilitate greater access to water for millions of existing city dwellers in developing countries.