Sam Nelson has over thirty years of experience in environmental accounting, scientific programming and environmental data systems. For over 18 years he has provided environmental reporting and accounting services to a wide variety of clients primarily in resources, utilities, and manufacturing industries. Current focus areas include assisting clients in establishing internal control over environmental accounting and reporting processes (COSO/WBCSD), and systemising environmental data management using open source approaches and tools such as ODM2 and EML/WML.
Sam has developed and implemented information systems in many areas of environmental management including river ecological health assessment, water quality sampling and analysis, contaminated sites investigations, school and community environmental footprints, emissions estimation and reporting, catchment and estuarine monitoring, phytoplankton classification, water utility asset management, environmental risk management, dust monitoring, mine site and reservoir water management, fisheries population genetics, and groundwater modelling.
Sam lectures at the Curtin University Sustainability Engineering Group on the topic of Environmental Accounting, and is a founder of the Australian Institute of Environmental Accounting.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in General Science from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has been certified as a high school math and science teacher.
Experience practicing in:
- Environmental Accounting
- Pollutant Release and Transfer Register reporting (eg. National Pollutant Inventory)
- Greenhouse Emissions accounting (eg. National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting)
- Environmental Society and Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) indicator reporting
- Water Accounting
- Scientific programming
- Environmental data management systems, strategies, and audits