Halinka has twelve years’ experience working as an Environmental Engineer, primarily specialising in urban water monitoring and management, and catchment management.
Halinka has extensive experience in developing and undertaking surface water and groundwater monitoring programs and assessment of water quality and hydrology on the Swan Coastal Plain. She has assessed design options for catchment water quality improvement using desktop studies, monitoring programs, modelling tools, and stakeholder consultation. She has also written Local Water Management Strategies, Urban Water Management Plans, Foreshore Management Plans, and Land Capability Assessments for land developers and local government, as well as guidelines on planning approvals required for non-drinking water use.
Halinka has undertaken a number of environmental investigations and prepared environmental planning and strategy reports in both urban and regional areas, including the Pilbara region, to inform planning strategies and future development in regional areas. She has also spent ten months as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AusAID) in Beijing China, and volunteered for WWF-India investigating sedimentation, flooding and water scarcity in Dudwha Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh.
Halinka was the 2016 WA Young Water Professional of the Year, is a member of the Australian Water Association, the WA WaterAid committee, and is an accredited benchmarking provider for Water Sensitive Cities.