Neville Tawona

Senior Process Engineer
Neville Tawona

M. Eng(Chemical) 2016

B. Eng (Chemical) (Hons) 2013

Certificate Global Energy and Climate Policy 2019



Neville is a detail-oriented process engineer with 7-years’ experience providing strategic planning, technical advice and R&D in the wastewater treatment, energy and environment sectors. He has primarily been involved in sustainable engineering projects focusing mainly on wastewater treatment plant optimisation, biosolids treatment, resource recovery and biomass to energy.

Neville has completed a range of projects from master planning through feasibility studies to concept design. He understands how the risks and challenges resulting from global megatrends such as climate change, growing populations and changing environmental standards etc present cross-sector and synergistic opportunities for integrated resource management in the water, energy and environment sectors. As a result, he has provided strategic planning and technical advice for a variety of clients including water authorities, local, regional and federal government departments, commercial businesses and the process industry.

His professional experience has involved providing technical advice to support capital works programs and investment decision-making frameworks for asset upgrades and asset renewal projects for major water authorities across Australia. He has also worked on environmental assessments and approvals processes for State Significant Development (SSD) projects across NSW. He has conducted several detailed analyses involving portfolios of established and emerging process technologies, including enhanced primary sedimentation, advanced digestion, biological nutrient removal from wastewater, renewable energy generation from biosolids, biogas upgrading to biomethane, and advanced thermal treatment of biomass. Neville has authored and co-authored numerous technical papers, including a publication on realising the economic value of renewable energy from biosolids published in 2019 in the AWA Water e-Journal. He has also presented at various national and international conferences.

Neville is also passionate about low-emission technologies including hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage and has joined the CWT team to apply his experience and knowledge in supporting sustainable design of water and wastewater systems.

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