Research interests / background:
Troy has been engaged in environmental monitoring and consultancy for six years at Southern Cross University for commercial and research purposes. Troy has worked on numerous projects for both government and commercial clients; and has extensive experience with field sample collection and the analysis of acid sulfate soils, contaminated land, water and effluent. Troy has experience with the periodic sampling for clients requiring EPA licences and the preparation of consultancy reports for regulatory authorities.
Troy's current activities comprise of:
- Regular sampling and monitoring of soil, groundwater, surface water and leachate for local councils and government authorities (including, monitoring of local landfill and sewage treatment plants in accordance with EPA licences);
- Monitoring soil, groundwater and leachate for commercial businesses as part of provisions set out in their EPA licence;
- Commercial Contaminated Land Assessments (CLA), Onsite Sewage Management (OSM) and Acid Sulfate Soil Assessment for individuals and land developers;
- Development, implementation and supervision of the remediation of Acid Sulfate Soils and Contaminated Land Management Plans; and
- Assistance with sampling and analysis of Southern Cross University research projects.
Ward N.J., Shepherd T. (2014). Data from: Geochemical properties of acid sulfate soils collected from the East Trinity coastal wetland, Cairns 2013. Southern Cross University. View data collection here
Ward N.J., Shepherd T., Wang Z. (2014). Data from: Changes in the surface water chemistry at low tide in drainage channels at East Trinity coastal wetland, Cairns (August 2013). Southern Cross University View data collection here