A Warm Welcome to Debro and Sarah

Friday, 19 September, 2008

Two new Project Coordinators have joined the ICE WaRM team and will be involved in the new Water Planning degree programme, the Living Laboratories seminars and workshops and the Visitors and Exchange scheme.Debro-ThawDebro Thaw is the new ICE WaRM staff member coordinating and convening the Living Laboratories and Visitor and Exchange programmes, amongst others.

Debro has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Recreational Planning and Management from the University of South Australia and joined ICE WaRM in September.

Previously, she worked as a Business and Development Manager for the Don Dunstan Foundation based at the University of Adelaide. The foundation is funded by the South Australian Government, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University and promotes discussion of major social issues.

Debro also has a background as a Project Officer with the Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia – which also focuses on debate surrounding current issues and the work of leading social researchers PhD and students.

Sarah-KochSarah Warner joined ICE WaRM in July 2008 principally as a Project Coordinator for the development of the new graduate course in Water Planning.

Sarah completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at the University of Adelaide and worked in a number of roles with the South Australian Department of Primary Industries – mainly as an agronomist specialising in field crop assessments.

Subsequently, she was a Project Officer with the South Australian Farmers Federation’s Grains Industry Trust Fund.

Sarah then moved to the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation to boost regional funding and scholarship opportunities and before joining the ICE WaRM team, held a number of consultancies in the private sector.