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World Leaders in Constructed Floating Wetland Solutions
The Clarity Aquatic Engineering team are world leaders in providing constructed floating wetland solutions for all types of water quality treatment applications. In addition to working with you on the design and delivery of your project, we also provide a variety of maintenance solutions to ensure your long term needs are met. Our Constructed Floating Wetlands can be equipped to provide a large range of environmental and water monitoring and data collection services – talk to us today about your data monitoring and analysis requirements.
Meet the Team
Our diverse team is comprised of professional, experienced and qualified engineers, in addition to experts in finance, marketing and business development to ensure the success of your project.
Kim Falster is the General Manager at Clarity Aquatic and has extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment, with a strong engineering, customer relationship, project and business management background.
With Business Administration and Master of Infrastructure Management qualifications, Kim has applied his skills and solutions strategies to assist organisations in the utility, food & beverage, manufacturing, construction, mining, and recreation sectors. He provides customers with a high level of service, comfort and support, developing long term relationships.
Kim’s experience in business development, operations & maintenance, asset management, project management and infrastructure delivery complements the strong technical, innovative and environmental capabilities of the Clarity Aquatic team and the unique Constructed Floating Wetland products.
Chris is co-inventor of the Clarity Aquatic Floating Wetland system and the Company’s Principal Scientist.
He pioneered the use of floating wetlands in urban development, designing and managing the first floating wetland system to be integrated into a new urban development as part of the stormwater treatment train. Following this, he has designed numerous floating wetland projects in the stormwater, wastewater and mining fields. Chris has a strong research focus, having co-authored several key papers on floating wetland performance and design and works with a number of Australian and international Universities.
He is also an Associate and the Manager of the Water & Environment Branch of Covey Associates, a leading Sunshine Coast Engineering consultancy. Chris has a PhD from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Environmental Science and is also a specialist is urban lake design, ecology and Water Sensitive Urban Design. He is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Terry has led floating wetland research in Australia, and is co-inventor of the Clarity Aquatic Floating Wetland system. Terry was A/Prof in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, from 2010-2020, where he led a team of researchers in the Stormwater Research Group. He is now Adjunct A/Prof at Charles Sturt University and the University of South Australia and has published over 100 research papers. Terry has a PhD in Water Engineering from the University of South Australia, is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a RPEQ. Terry is also a Senior Engineer at Covey Associates on the Sunshine Coast.
Christine Thursby is the Communications Officer at Innovyz and has provided Clarity Aquatic with support through the establishment stage of the company and continues to provide back-office support for company administration purposes.
Christine is Project Manager/Operations manager with proven ability to analyse, plan and implement programs of development and change in large corporates or SME’s. Highly capable in both site/branch, corporate or academic environments.
Excellent interpersonal skills, client communications, problem solving, time management and personal organisation. Strong administrative background in the areas of quality systems, project management, analysis, finance and reporting.
Stuart Douglas is the Founding Director of Innovyz & Innovyz Institute.
Stuart was the interim manager for Clarity Aquatic during the Innovyz Waste and Recycling program and has supported the company through the design, prototyping and manufacturing stages.
Having started and grown companies many times, Stuart became interested in the process of identifying, funding, and then commercialising breakthrough ideas and innovations. Today Stuart sits on 15+ boards, including ASX listed entities. His company Innovyz has taken 3 companies from concept to ASX listing and they have invested in and assisted in the founding of approximately 90 companies in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
Commencing as a mentor with the Innovyz Waste and Recycling Program, Steve became one of the Founding Directors of Clarity Aquatic and has continued to work closely with the team since formation on the execution of its business.
Steve has a diverse set of skills that have been developed through the course of his career. During his time as a PhD qualified civil engineer, Steve worked as a consultant and project manager to the oil and gas industry on some of the largest and most complex offshore projects in Australia. He also managed the operations of Advanced Geomechanics, a large geotechnical engineering consulting business, and developed systems and processes to enable growth of the business over a period of over 10 years.