Our expertise is in helping clients to understand and manage the processes that shape our environment.
While our team are excellent scientists and engineers, their real strength is explaining complex systems and processes to industry, government and community stakeholders, to strengthen shared understanding of the issues, risks and opportunities. We work with clients to address complex natural and cultural resource issues to provide sustainable outcomes that improve environmental and social outcomes.
Our team has outstanding knowledge of land and water management frameworks across Australia. We have award winning experience in applying land and water science and engineering skills to help clients solve problems, make sustainable management decisions and meet statutory requirements. We assist clients to identify, plan and implement nature positive planning outcomes.
Umwelt team has more than 20 years’ experience working with regional communities and governments (at all levels) to prepare catchment, estuary and coastline management studies and plans. Our aim is to assist in the guidance, understanding and management of the valuable and vulnerable natural and cultural resources. Our climate change assessments provide clients with detailed reports and strategies to manage the impacts of rising sea levels and increased rainfall.
Our scope of project experience is vast, and includes:
Facilitating nature positive planning and implementation through the identification, protection and restoration of high conservation value landscapes
Environmental improvement plans for degraded landscapes
Establishing community awareness and education programs relating to natural resources
Reviewing policies, guidelines and protocols for the management of natural and cultural landscapes
Preparing plans for the entire coastline of local government areas
Assessing the impact of the ‘Sea Change’ phenomenon on regional coastal communities
Preparing plans under the NSW Estuaries Program for several major river estuaries and coastal lakes
Creating detailed foreshore management plans for estuarine waterways
Managing significant coastal and geotechnical hazards
Ensuring safe community access to beaches, dunes and rock platforms
Providing strategic advice on environmental management issues for extractive resources in the coastal zone
Managing indigenous issues in fishery
Undertaking scientific studies, ecological monitoring and impact assessment
Coastal and Fluvial Geomorphology
For many years the Umwelt team has guided clients in the management of geomorphic issues with robust studies, drawing on field observations, discussions with landholders and application of best practice research to provide practical and achievable solutions.
We pride ourselves on providing well tested management advice, as well as the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of land management outcomes. Our approach to the management of geomorphic hazards is risk based and aligns with State and Local Government regulatory and policy frameworks.
Soil Forming Processes and Erosion
Our team includes in-house Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), who are accredited experts in preparing erosion and sediment control plans as well as providing consulting advice for construction, operation and rehabilitation stages of developments.