T+T’s first female Fellow provides thought-leadership on future of closed landfills in Australia

T+T’s first female Fellow provides thought-leadership on future of closed  landfills in Australia
Simonne Eldridge of Tonkin + Taylor at the IPENZ Fellows’ & Achievers’ Awards 2016

Tonkin + Taylor’s first female engineering Fellow has led a major waste and infrastructure discussion in Melbourne on Rehabilitation and Redevelopment of Closed Landfills.

Simonne Eldridge, and environmental engineering colleagues Sze-Fei Peng and Luke Adams, brought together Councils and private owners of closed landfills that have a common goal to manage the rehabilitation, aftercare or redevelopment of these sites.  The presentations by Simonne, Sze-Fei and Luke were supplemented by various T+T clients sharing their experiences.

Recently Simonne became T+T’s first female Fellow of IPENZ. As one of only 26 females that currently hold this honour, it is a very public endorsement of her skills and expertise. She was elected for her substantial contribution to creating engineering works and improving waste management practices, and for her work in mentoring young engineers and assisting women in the profession.

See an article by Simonne that has recently been published in WasteMINZ's Revolve Magazine.

“The peer recognition, for me, is huge.  There are so few women in my chosen profession, so to be seen as one of the leaders in the waste industry… is pretty cool… mind blowing, really,” says Simonne Eldridge.

Simonne is the T+T Business Leader for Waste & Industrial, with management responsibilities for waste, industrial & quarrying and mining businesses across the Asia and Pacific regions. With more than 25 years’ experience in the planning, design and construction of civil and environmental projects in the UK, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Simonne is very well placed to lead these discussions.

Simonne specialises in all aspects of solid waste minimisation and residual management including planning, design, implementation, rehabilitation and aftercare, and is an acknowledged expert in waste minimisation options, landfill design, leachate management and treatment, risk management, alternative energy solutions, landfill gas management and landfill closure and capping design.

Simonne is also a Board Member of WasteMINZ, the Board Champion for the Construction and Demolition Sector Group and the Chair of the WasteMINZ Landfill and Residual Waste Sector Group. Simonne chaired the Waste Technical Advisory Group appointed by the Government to implement the Emission Trading Scheme for the Waste Sector.

Watch Simonne’s latest webinar on Leachate Treatment Basics

Watch another webinar by Simonne on Landfill gas - more of an art than a science.