Welcome to OneStone.

OneStone is a leading water systems consultancy. We assist clients in planning, designing, operating and testing efficient water systems.

We think creatively and collaboratively, looking beyond the immediate scope at hand and beyond the practicalities of the short term, to design water systems fit purpose.

By using a holistic approach, we positively impact our clients, communities and the environment through the development of innovative and sustainable water solutions.

Our vision and purpose.

Our purpose is to design efficient and sustainable water systems fit for a future where water is more precious than ever before.

Our vision is to become WA’s leading water systems consultancy and thought leaders for our industry.

Values that we stand by.

Our culture is a dynamic one. A creative, collaborative and effective one. Our five core values get us there.

Integrity

We do the right thing. Always. We do what we say we will do. And we never compromise our ethics for profits.

Excellence

We exceed expectations because we love what we do. We thrive on the challenge of solving problems and making a positive difference to business, communities and the environment.

Innovation

We challenge the norm, constantly. We relentlessly pursue better, more efficient, more sustainable solutions and ways of working together.

Teamwork

We are a young, experienced team. We work tirelessly collaborating and refining, to produce the best solutions in all that we do.

Agility

We ensure that the scope of work is understood thoroughly, and the solution is provided efficiently. We are flexible in our approach and adaptable to our environments.

Our team. Our people.

At OneStone we are a close-knit team who collaborate often, working alongside each other as well as our clients to produce the best solution for each project.

Our team of talented professionals, spanning years of experience on a national and international level, has been brought together by our founder Eelko who has a passion for engaging the logical left-brain with the creative right-brain to analyse and solve complex water engineering challenges.

Eelko Van Der Vaart

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Delft University, the Netherlands (specialising in Environmental Engineering and Water Management)

Leaving the Netherlands in 2005, where he developed his expertise in water management and control systems, Eelko came to WA where he applied his highly transferable knowledge and design skills to an increasingly diverse range of water management and distribution projects.

In 2010, he established OneStone with the mission to support clients in sustainably managing our state’s most precious resource by employing a creative, integrated approach to water systems design.

Eelko’s passion for water management is born out of his insatiable appetite for analysing complex problems. He loves the dynamic nature of water and the inherent complexities of water systems, which give him the opportunity to combine his scientific knowledge with his creative design and engineering skills.

And when he isn’t working tirelessly to find new and better ways to manage water, you’ll find him indulging in his other water-based passion – surfing at Trigg Beach.

Sue Bosotin

ADMINISTRATOR

Sue joined One Stone Consulting in July 2019 as the company’s Administrator.

With extensive experience in office administration, Sue has gained knowledge across a wide range of industries whilst working in a temp role for a period of 6 years.

Most of her career has been working within the commercial and residential air conditioning industry, where she was responsible for purchasing, quality, sales and administration. Sue was Quality Auditor and formed part of the Quality Team that won The Australian Quality Award in 1994.

Sue enjoys being part of the OneStone team and endeavours to ensure the administration function of OneStone works efficiently and effectively, assisting the team in meeting their objectives.

Outside of work, Sue enjoys spending time with the grandkids which keeps her fit and active.

Rhys Gustafsson

WATER SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Environmental Engineering, Murdoch University

Rhys joined OneStone Consulting in 2018, having previously worked for Murdoch University as a Research Assistant assessing the feasibility of decentralised water supply systems in regional Western Australia.

He has experience in sustainable water systems planning and design, hydraulic and water balance modelling, instrumentation and control for water systems, and a range of field-testing expertise including water quality, aquifer performance testing and pipeline flow and pressure testing.

Rhys uses hydraulic modelling software for a range of applications including conducting water hammer analyses on water supply pipelines and wastewater pressure mains, hydraulic design of borefield water supply networks, pump station control system analysis, and security of supply assessments for potable water distribution systems.

He enjoys developing a thorough understanding of how water systems work from both a strategic and hydraulic perspective and using modelling software to solve the client’s problems.

Rhys is currently undertaking further studies in the field of Water Engineering and loves to spend time in nature – in the ocean surfing, in the bush mountain biking, or working on the family farm.

Ramon Skåne

GRADUATE WATER SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Environmental Engineering, Murdoch University

The newest addition to our team, Ramon’s interests include water distribution network optimisation, renewable energy systems and circular/sustainable economy frameworks. Since joining the OneStone Consulting team in February 2020 he has since gained experience in hydraulic modelling, water hammer analyses and data analytics.

Ramon has been involved in numerous projects in the past including research into water repellency and drylands salinity issues throughout Western Australia’s Wheatbelt farmlands; Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis (PVRO) systems in regional WA, water balance models in the Pilbara and low-carbon geopolymer concrete research innovations in WA’s south-west region.

He was selected for the New Colombo Plan initiative and sent to Kerala, India in 2019 to participate in a mobile PVRO water purification project, addressing local water quality issues and poverty within the region. Ramon singly devised a financial plan to assess the feasibility of a larger scale PVRO unit in Kerala (500L/H). The one being used was ~20L/H.

And personally, Ramon’s interests include international aid and music.

Felix Nguyen

WATER SYSTEMS GRADUATE ENGINEER

Master of Professional Engineering (specialising in mechanical), University of WA.

Felix joined OneStone Consulting in November 2020 and since that time has gained experience using hydraulic modelling software for conducting water hammer analysis on water supply pipelines, hydraulic design, and pump station control system analysis.

He is interested in machinery, engineering processes and network systems, material sustainability and fatigue as well as learning and solving problems relating to water systems from a strategic and hydraulic perspective.

In his career so far, Felix has completed several projects including pressure vessels, hydraulic cylinders, gas pipelines also research into the benefits of black soldier fly larvae’s frass in agriculture.

Felix is currently working as a Research Assistant for UWA since April 2021 to develop the process of pelletizing fertilizer pellets from black solder fly larvae frass in modern agriculture.

In his spare time, he enjoys sports especially volleyball and badminton.

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