Nathan Cammerman (Australia)
Director, IWRM Pty Ltd, Australia
Director of Business Partnerships, Abundant Water, Australia
Master of Integrated Water Management
After graduating with the first cohort of IWC Masters students in 2009, Nathan Cammerman realised his vision of establishing a consultancy firm that focuses on the sustainable management of water resources.
Integrated Water and Resource Management (IWRM Pty Ltd) is a niche service provider in the water sector, providing dedicated water professionals to develop and consult on best-practice design and implementation of integrated water management strategies.
In its four years of operation, IWRM Pty Ltd has designed a water security strategy for a major infrastructure company, undertaken groundwater assessments, is rolling out a water quality sampling service to various resource and infrastructure proponents, and has been involved in strategic advice relating to water permitting and water security. IWRM Pty Ltd is also part owner of an innovative software company that designs tools to enhance the process of integrated catchment management.
Nathan strives to be a champion in the development of best practice approaches to sustainable water management. His business commits ten per cent of company profits to improving access to water and implementing sanitation solutions in developing countries.
“I’ve always had a passion for water,” Nathan says. “I searched for the right Masters program for over a decade, but currently the engineering sector still dominates on thinking in this area. In general we’re not taking a broad enough perspective – we’re not assessing water in an integrated manner.
“The IWC Masters with its balanced approach to the social, physical, environmental and economic aspects of water finally ticked all the boxes for me.
“I thoroughly recommend the program,” he says. “The IWC staff and program partners are like family. Almost four years since I completed the program, they continue to provide direction, advice and access to networks. I am truly thankful for their visionary approach and support.”
Nathan has now also taken the role of Director of Business Partnerships in Abundant Water, a not-for-profit organisation bringing accessible water filtration technology to remote communities in developing countries.