Catherine Rees, Melbourne Water

May 27th, 2024

Dr Catherine Rees manages the Wastewater Treatment and Marine Research Portfolio for Melbourne Water. Her 20-year career in engineering was initially focused on project initiation, planning, and strategy development in the water and waste sectors and has progressed to the delivery of novel solutions to complex problems. Catherine is passionate about promoting long-term business efficiency and environmental sustainability through research. Her applied research themes include wastewater treatment systems, process wastes, emerging contaminants, biodiversity, discharge impacts and energy. The outcomes of her research fill key knowledge gaps to inform senior management, as well as planning, capital delivery and operational teams and the broader water industry.