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Game of Drones: The Use of Drones in Contaminated Land Investigations and Remediation

Game of Drones: The Use of Drones in Contaminated Land Investigations and Remediation

Drones are becoming an important tool for contaminated land consultants and remediation contractors. The use of drones during the investigation and remediation phase of a project can add value to the type and complexity of data that can be collected.  

Come along to this ALGA event to hear how consultants and remediation contractors are using drones in their work, including for remote access sites. We will also hear about regulatory requirements and other practicalities of using drones in NSW.

Don’t miss out on bringing new technologies into your work!


  • Jackie Dujmovic - Hover UAV: is a Hunter-based industry leader in drone technologies. Jackie's vision is to be a solution provider and the critical link between emerging UAS technologies, individuals, schools, enterprises and governments. Her aim is to implement evolutionary transformative services into work flows or to improve lives. As founder and CEO of Hover UAV a drone services and innovation company, Jackie has herself invented products now considered standard equipment to improving safety of life. Jackie's strength lies in creating strong dialogue and procedures with regulators on a local, national and international level to ultimately implement revolutionary drone system integration to everyday life, in a way that does not inhibit technological advancement whilst not compromising safety.
    During 2018 / 2019 Jackie was made an honoree as a woman to watch in the UAS industry as well as being a finalist for Australian Unmanned Systems Leader and Humanitarian company, New South Wales Government business woman of the year, Optus business woman of the year and Australian small business of the year.


  • Allan Garland - Ventia: is a Senior Environmental Engineer with Ventia. His work focusses on providing environmental and technological support to the companies environmental monitoring, remediation and occupational hygiene businesses. Today this includes the use of drones to provide a safer, information rich working environment. Allan completed a degree in Environmental Science with Honours at the University of Newcastle in 2002. The following year he accepted a role with Ventia’s Environmental Monitoring Business Unit. Within this role Allan undertook a diverse range of projects including long term placements in the hydrography, mine site monitoring and research and development business areas.
    In 2015 Allan transferred to Ventia’s Remediation Business providing Environmental and Technological support to projects including the MacDonaldtown, Barangaroo and Kendall Bay Remediation Projects.
    A strong background in environmental technology led to the natural inclusion of drones in Allan’s skill set. Today as a qualified Remote Pilot, Allan undertakes regular drone operations for his company in addition to his other roles.


  • Scott Robinson - AECOM: Technical Director at AECOM. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and a Master’s in Environmental Science. He started out as a researcher and teacher but switched to contaminated lands consulting 23 years ago with the last 13 years in Australia.  He has a strong focus on the assessment and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon sites and has worked extensively with regulators to close out low risk contaminated sites. When he is not helping to clean up messes, he is at the beach for surf lifesaving and travels the world on swimming holidays.


As always, there will be drinks, nibbles and great networking! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm

NeW Space Room X401,
The University of Newcastle
Hunter St & Auckland St,
Newcastle NSW 2300

FEES (incl. GST):
ALGA Member $27.50
ALGA Student Member $11.00
Everyone else $82.50

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
unless sold out prior

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