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Penny Everingham - Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Project Manager




Penny Everingham is the Project Manager for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO) Long Term Intervention Monitoring (LTIM) Project – Basin evaluation, based at The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia.

Penny’s main area of professional interest is the application of science for management of natural resources and which she has been working in throughout her career, including:

  • Environmental flows planning and management
  • Ecological and water quality monitoring
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Environmental assessments and scientific investigations.


Prior to commencing at MDFRC Penny has held positions at:

  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority – contributing to the development of the Basin Plan and the Environmentally Sustainable Level of Take;
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission – leading and coordinating The Living Murray environmental water policy and planning.
  • Department of Water, Land, Biodiversity and Conservation (SA) - scoping, planning and implementation of environmental assessment, water quality monitoring and management projects as well as scientific investigations to direct strategic investment in the Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Program.
  • The Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UNFAO) – environment and social forestry adviser for the Participatory Natural Resource Management In the Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap Cambodia.

Penny joined The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in May 2012.

Academic qualifications

  • Grad. Cert. in Management, Curtin University, Perth, 2006
  • M. Environmental Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2003
  • B. Sc. in Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Perth, 1996


For access to Penny Everingham's publications visit our electronic library