Meredith Blais - Principal Policy Officer, Water Corporation

Meredith is Manager of Water Industry Policy and Project Director for Water Forever, the Water Corporation’s initiative to develop a 50 year plan for sustainable water, wastewater and drainage services to Perth and surrounding areas.

Meredith has a background in strategic planning and regulatory and financial management. She has worked with a number of utilities, both in Australia and overseas. Most recently, she led the development of the State Water Plan 2007 and contributed to the State Water Recycling Strategy for Western Australia, while on secondment to the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Meredith undertook a review of governance arrangements in the water industry in 2005, which led to the creation of the Department of Water and a major legislative reform process.