Gary Humphreys is the North West Hydrogeologist with the WA Government’s Department of Water. His work program covers the Pilbara and Kimberley regions, where he is focused on mining, irrigated agriculture and major water supply. Gary has continuous technical liaison with mining companies and consultants, but he takes every opportunity to visit sites to understand practical operational issues. He has assessed and visited almost every minesite in Northern WA. Gary’s present work comprises assessment of the water components of resource projects for the Environmental Protection Authority, and providing hydrogeological advice to regional water or environmental licensing teams within the Department of Water. Gary has tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Geophysics and Applied Finance. He previously spent 14 years in consulting, working in Australia and overseas, followed by 12 years in water resource management for the Northern Territory Government.

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