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Bio: As Royal HaskoningDHV’s Adaptation and Safeguards Lead for the Pacific, I specialise in climate change adaptation and considering the environmental implications of major infrastructure projects at the water’s edge. My background is in coastal and fluvial geomorphology.
I have led Royal HaskoningDHV’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) work over the last 26 years, including translating predicted geomorphological effects into ecological impacts and, in turn, developing appropriate mitigation, monitoring and compensation strategies for Ramsar and other nature conservation sites. I have led EIA teams for major infrastructure development projects - from inception, through Environmental Statement (ES) submission, Public Inquiry and consent.
I am an acknowledged expert in coastal and floodplain management, EIA and HRA, particularly with respect to water’s edge development, having written guidance documents and provided training and key note presentations. I have dealt extensively with multi-disciplinary projects in the coastal zone, managing collaborative research programmes and acting as a specialist advisor to the UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO), amongst others.