Julie Allan is a chemical engineer with over 25 years of experience working in the resources and water sectors. Julie is a Director of Systems Clear Pty Ltd, a small private consulting firm specialising in electricity and water management support. For the last 18 years Julie has worked in strategic planning and policy, and asset management within the Queensland water sector. Julie developed her interest in urban water security planning during the Millennium drought and is now pursing this through her PhD research studies.

Researcher biography

Julie’s research is focussed on urban water security, particularly definitions, objectives and community engagement aspects. Her aim is to support the use of common language to establish agreed targets within communities, and to develop frameworks to support efficient implementation and the achievement of desired outcomes.

  • Allan, J. V. (2018). Urban Water Supply in Australia, A snapshot of institutional arrangements, security planning and objectives. Water e-Journal of the Australian Water Association, 3(1). doi:10.21139/wej.2018.012
  • Allan, J. V., Kenway, S. J., & Head, B. W. (2019). Urban water security - what does it mean? Urban Water Journal. doi:10.1080/1573062X.2019.1574843