Bob Humphries, of Strategic Environmental Solutions, is an experienced systems ecologist specialising in behavior and management of complex systems. He has worked on restoration of degraded catchments and waterways and was a key member of the team successfully restored the Peel-Harvey Estuary. Bob took a strategic role in the water industry in 1992 as Executive Officer Water Resources Council and then as Manager of the Water Corporation's Environment Branch (form 1996), that ran all environmental education and approvals, and policy and compliance matters. In 2004 Bob became Manager Sustainability where he was responsible for embedding practical sustainability "triple bottom line" thinking into the culture and work practices of the organisation. He is a recongnised sustainability leader and innovator nationally and overseas. He was the national mentor and consultant to the Water Services Association of Australia in developing a Climate Change Adaptation Guideline for the Australian urban water industry.
Before retiring, Bob had an R&D role at Water Corporation as an internal consultant developing innovative, cost-effective biosolids-based fertilisers/soil amendments for soil, catchment and waterways restoration.
Bob has two YouTube channels - "Bob Humphries" that mostly features wildlife and travel-related videos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoemcyXc0lKu28nJliLIHng) and "Perth's Sick Wetlands" (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Hq1SQOknY4vWFVn_yHTbg) that highlights the problems facing urban wetlands and solutions to them.
Experience practicing in:
- Project Management
- EIA and approvals
- Environmental management plans
- Stakeholder consultation
- Aquatic/ Wetlands
- Marine and coastal
- Catchment management
- Climate Change
- Specialist report writing and technical editing
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PhD (Env.Biol), ANU 1980
B.Sc (Hons) Zool, UWA 1973