About Us

Our Story

We Collaborate with you to Build Your Vision

We are a group of passionate individuals that are focused on developing solutions that directly address our client’s needs. We have many years of experience in the water industry and are passionate about the creation of solutions that assist water professionals in making enhanced operational and capital decisions. 

Meet Our Team

Con Strydom

Managing Director

Con is an Industrial Engineer and senior business leader with +25 years of experience in leading technical teams and organizations in the water industry. Con also has extensive experience with successfully delivering large IT operational technology projects (Digital Twins) within water engineering environments both in the public and private sectors.

Justin Hanson

Commercial Director

Justin is a Civil Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in a wide range of water engineering and technology related projects.  Justin has >10 years’ experience in commercial management roles, meaning that he is well-placed to analyse and articulate the business benefits that can be achieved through the adoption of digital water technologies

Scott Gerke

Technical Director

Scott is a Civil / Environmental Engineer with 15+ years’ experience in the water industry. Scott brings a wealth of technical expertise in water and sewerage network planning, decision support systems and project lifecycle management for water utilities.  
Scott has led the implementation of several cutting-edge operational Decision Support Systems (DSSs) for water utility clients across Australia.

Johannes de Beer

ANZ Software Business Manager

Johannes is an engineer with 22 years of business experience ranging from Account Management, Sales, Marketing and Business Development. He has a passion for customers and goes above and beyond to ensure every customer has the best experience with Digital Water Solutions. First exposed to the water industry 5 years ago, he has grown passionate about water and genuinely enjoys engaging with customers and servicing their business needs.

Danielle Strydom

Financial Manager

Danielle is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of extensive experience in financial and business management spanning diverse industries. With a keen eye for detail and a strategic mindset, she has excelled in various roles, leveraging her expertise to optimise financial processes and drive business growth. Danielle has a comprehensive understanding of financial operations, risk management, budgeting, and strategic planning ensuring financial health and sustainability.

Sam Neill

Engineering Team Manager

Sam brings 10+ years of technical expertise in stormwater modelling ranging from small to very large projects and also has extensive experience in the Environmental and Civil domain. He has a robust understanding of the technical aspects and principles of hydrology, hydraulics, water quality and Civil design and using InfoWorks products.

Santosh Sathaye

DWS India Country Manager / Senior Water Engineer

Santosh has more than 17 years of experience out of which 13 are in hydraulic modelling, model build, calibration and solution modelling of wastewater models using InfoWorks ICM. He has extensive international experience having worked in various countries including Australia, the UK, and Saudi Arabia.  Santosh has extensive experience in
modelling of separate and combined wastewater/ stormwater systems, both static and dynamic modelling.

Lalit Bagul

Senior Water Engineer / Senior GIS Engineer

Lalit is a chartered Engineer with expertise in the Water and GIS fields with over 14 years’ experience, including projects in the UK, US and India.  His experience includes extensive GIS Analysis, cartography, water distribution modelling, developer impact assessments and pressure optimisation.  Lalit has extensive experience in the use of experience in Infoworks WS Pro, InfoWater, WaterGEMS, Synergi and Arc GIS.

Camilo Montoya

Senior Water Engineer

Camilo is a Civil Engineer and specialist in hydraulic engineering, with 6 years of experience in the water industry and the development of hydraulic structures projects in both large and small hydroelectric power plants. He has expertise in hydrological and hydraulic studies, the design of water networks, and assessing the hydroelectric potential of riverbeds.

Casey Shannon

Water Engineer

Casey is a professional engineer who has worked on a variety of projects relating to water distribution and sewer network modelling and master planning. Casey has expertise in water and wastewater model builds, model migrations and master planning in various hydraulic modelling packages and has provided many hydraulic modelling software training courses to various water utilities and consultants across Australia and New Zealand for both water and wastewater modelling

Beatriz Santos

Graduate Water Engineer

Beatriz is a technically-minded Environmental Engineer with experience in the Water / Wastewater Management industry assessing water structures analysis, such as pipes, pumping stations and sewers. Liaising with regulatory authorities to negotiate water planning approvals ensuring environmental compliance.

Dominique Coumerme

Graduate Water Engineer

Dominique is a highly motivated Civil Engineer with a strong focus on water resource distribution and management, water quality, hydrological modelling, and environmental sciences. She has experience in water engineering consulting for both private and public sector clients.

Elena Erasmus

Technical Support / Information Systems

Elena has extensive experience in administrative, financial and information system management and the integration within these systems and business processes. She has successfully coordinated and completed projects ranging from implementation of all-inclusive cloud computing solutions to financial software installations and custom software programming, and is able to bridge the gap between IT, operations & finance.

Sharlene Beavis

Business Support Officer

Sharlene is a self-motivated, goal and outcome focused Business Support professional, bringing 15+ years of experience providing support in key business functions.  Sharlene is driven by achieving team and business outcomes, with a professional and positive attitude.


Chief Morale Officer (CMO)

Lexi’s is our beloved furry friend and a key part of the DWS team. Her job is to boost morale and spread positivity around the office. She is a pint-sized bundle of joy and her enthusiasm is simply contagious.  She’s always thrilled to greet everyone who walks through our doors.  Key expertise includes sleeping, playing fetch and cuddles with the team!