Took a rather dry subject and explained in an easy to follow, accessible manner. Had great knowledge of the subject matter. I liked the combination of theory of guidelines combined with active examples from SEQ water. - Sydney 2016 View all testimonials

Stuart Dever


Stuart Dever is Principal Engineer at the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, which is located at Terrey Hills in northern Sydney. He is also a visiting fellow and specialist lecturer (in waste management) at the University of New South Wales.

Stuart has more than 25 years’ experience working in the waste management industry, and has worked as an engineer on a wide range of projects encompassing waste management planning; planning, design, and monitoring of landfill facilities; investigation and remediation of old landfill sites; facility approvals and licensing; waste minimisation and recycling; waste treatment and energy recovery facilities. Prior to joining Kimbriki Stuart worked as a consultant for more than 20 years, specialising in the field of waste management. He worked on a wide range of projects, for all levels of government and industry, across Australia, as well as on projects in Malaysia, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. In addition to lecturing to under graduate and post graduate students at the University of New South Wales Stuart has conducted training courses in landfill gas generation and management for the NSW EPA and EPA Victoria. Stuart has also been involved in the organization of several major Australian waste management conferences such as the WMAA’s National Landfill and Transfer Station Conference, the Enviro conference, and the former National Solid and Hazardous Waste Convention.

Stuart has also acted as an expert witness in the Land and Environment Court and at a number of Commission of Inquiries for a number of landfill projects. Stuart is a Chartered Professional Engineer and is registered on the National Professional Engineer’s Register. His qualifications include a 1st Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering (University of Technology Sydney, 1989), a Master of Engineering Science in Waste Management (University of NSW, 1993), and a PhD at the University of NSW (2009).