1st National EMS Forum

Toowoomba, Qld
14 -17 May 2007

The 1st National EMS Forum provided a valuable opportunity for those using and investigating EMS to learn from each other and strengthened existing networks to enable better EMS development throughout Australia. Feedback from the delegates regarding the Forum was very positive, indicating a good level of support for the Association in the future.

Representatives from a range of businesses, government agencies, consultancies and research institutions attended the forum. This mix of delegates provided fertile ground for a detailed discussion on the use of EMS as a management tool in a variety of contexts, irrespective of the industry represented.

Papers and case studies are available on the website - CLICK HERE.

The EMS Association would like to thank the following organisations and speakers for supporting the forum.


  • RIRDC (who funded the international speakers)
  • NSW DPI (dinner sponsor)
  • Australian Landcare Management Systems
  • GHD
  • EcoIntegrity (Eco-mapping)
  • The Regional Institute Ltd (in kind)
  • Toowoomba City Council (in kind)

International Speakers

  • Tim Anderson: American environmental scientist working with global corporations on QA and EMS.
  • Harold Thornhill: Deputy Manager of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Department of Agriculture & Environmental Affairs in South Africa

National Speakers

  • Di Dibley: National Policy Advisor Environment and Energy, Australian Industry Group
  • Roger Carthew: Businessman and provider of Ecomapping services in Australia.
  • Tony Gleeson: Executive Director, Australian Landcare Management Systems Group

Forum Sponsors

International Speakers

Gala Dinner

Australian Landcare Management Systems


Eco-mapping worksop

The Regional Institute Ltd

Toowoomba City Council