Kate has 23 years’ experience in hydrology and water resources, particularly in the development and use of water resource (river system) models in REALM, WATHNET and Source. She has acted as technical adviser and expert reviewer on many water resource modelling projects.  Through a range of different analyses Kate has provided advice to clients on issues such as urban and rural demand modelling and forecasting, urban system optimisation and augmentation, identification of water savings, assessing the impacts of climate change, demand management, development of restriction rules and allocation policies, assessment of the impact of environmental flows and the effect of changes in customer behaviour.  Kate has acted as technical leader and expert reviewer in this field over many years.  She has carried out independent reviews on a range of major water resource models including those for the Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong, and Canberra water supply systems.