Sarah Cochrane

Engagement Coordinator

Sarah arrived at the International Water Centre  (IWC) in April 2021 as Engagement Coordinator with the Queensland Water Modelling Network (QWMN). In this role, Sarah has supported the design, coordination and delivery of many “Community of Practice” events alongside team members, Prof. Brian McIntosh and Dr. Piet Filet.

 Sarah holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geoscience and Environmental Science) from QUT. As a hydrogeologist she applied these qualifications and continued to weave her skills through her career in environmental planning in the mining, construction and water sectors. Over a decade in environmental approvals, planning and management, Sarah gained diverse skills engaging across sectors, developing policies, delivering multiple and simultaneous project approvals, and coordinating a business-wide environmental strategy.

 Since joining the IWC, Sarah has added Project Coordinator for the Building Catchment Resilience Project to her profile. This project funded by the Ian Potter Foundation is being delivered alongside Prof. Stuart Bunn and Prof. David Hamilton at the Australian Rivers Institute. In this role, Sarah is coordinating and facilitating partner and industry engagement to deliver on project KPIs and the project delivery strategy as well as supporting proposal development for future funding. 

Sarah holds a graduate certificate in counselling and is a passionate yoga teacher and nature connection facilitator, with over 600 hours of yoga teacher training. From this seat, Sarah unites people with themselves, each other, and our planet by providing safe spaces to learn, connect and adapt. In her spare time, she loves to dance, sing, explore new places, swim in cold waters, and make friends with the wilder side of life.

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