Environmental Flow Consultant.
Scenarios (pathways) of progressive HP development in the Lower Mekong River were analysed using the DRIFT Database set up for the MRC Council (see below). The pathways considered under the SHDS2018 have a more nuanced approach. The “Design Mitigation”, “Prioritised” and “Preservation” (different forms of mitigation) pathways involve re-design, re-location or deferment to beyond 2040 of certain projects, either in response to regional power demand or to the need to balance trade-offs. An important aspect of the SHDS analysis was to ‘quantify’ the environmental impacts of the alternative pathways in a manner that was consistent with the Council Study analyses. The only way to do this was to the DRIFT (BioRA) model that was established and used for assessing environmental impacts in the Council Study. Using DRIFT allowed the team to directly compare the alternative SHDS pathways with the 2020 (M2) and 2040 (M3) Council Study scenarios.
Environmental Flow Specialist Consultant.
The project is phase 1 of the Kenyan Water Security and Climate Resilience Project (KWSCRP),which has three inter-related components supporting the project development objective,the first is water-resources development,the second is effective water sector institutions and the thrd is support of project implementation.The Environmental Flow Specialist provides support for all three of these through a combination of technical and capacity building tasks.
Project Advisor: The main aim of the project is to classify the water resources of the Berg River Basin and to set Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) for all significant water resources in the Berg Water Management Area. The RQOs are to be determined in accordance with the Department of Water Affairs' Procedures to Determine and Implement Resource Quality Objectives.
Project Advisor: The main aim of the project is to classify the water resources of the Breede Gouritz Basin and to set Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) for all significant water resources in the Breede Gouritz Water Management Area. The RQOs are to be determined in accordance with the Department of Water Affairs' Procedures to Determine and Implement Resource Quality.
Environmental Flow Task Leader: Environmental Flow assessments for the Neelum and Jhelum Rivers affected by the proposed Balakot Hydropower Project in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. This project made use of the DSS compiled for the NJHEP HPP project in the same basin, with permission of the client for NJHEP (NESPAK). The database was updated for Karot and Kohala HPPs, and then used for Balakot HPP.
Environmental Flow Task Leader:In line with the ZAMCOM Agreement, the overall objective of the assignment is to support the promotion and coordination of the cooperative management and development of the water resources of the Zambezi Watercourse in a sustainable and climate resilient manner. This will be achieved through the development and implementation of a comprehensive Decision Support System for general decision-making, planning, management, utilisation, development, protection and conservation of the water resources of the Zambezi Basin.
The main components of the assignment are:
1) Upgrading of the existing ZAMWIS Database to be able to serve the DSS purpose.
2) Design and development of the ZAMWIS-Decision Support System.
3) Capacity building at the ZAMCOM Secretariat as well as in the Riparian States. This includes the preparation of a human resource development plan and a proposal for how to fund such a plan.
Collation of information pertinent to, and generation of Environmental Water Requirement (EWR) data for, the classification of rivers in the Berg River basin and calculation of Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) for a monitoring programmes.
Collation of information pertinent to, and generation of Environmental Water Requirement (EWR) data for, the classification of rivers in the Breede and Gouritz River basins and calculation of Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) for a monitoring programmes.
To use a variety of data sources to compile a framework of change at temporal and spatial scales of relevance to river ecosystems, and to correlate these with known, and measured, changes in river ecosystem condition with the aim of identifying the long-term: (1) natural cycles; (2) non-flow related impacts and (3) flow related impacts on components of the rivers.