I am co-author to two chapters of the World Water Assessment Program 2012 (Chapters 5 & 11). This is available for download here. The relevant report is Volume 1: Managing Water under Conditions of Uncertainty and Risk.
I have been appointed as an advisor to the Executive Management of Mintails (Ltd), responsible for developing appropriate strategies for dealing with AMD and other environmental issues arising from the safe reprocessing of tailings dumps after more than a century of gold mining.
I have been appointed as an advisor to the CEO of Coal of Africa (Ltd), responsible for developing appropiate policy and strategy for the mitigation of non-mining risk. Coal of Africa (Ltd) is a greenfields coal mining company operating in South Africa, with a number of rights, all of which are in water-constrained areas, some of which are highy contested because of cultural or ecological sensitivities. Some of these areas are also ecologically and culturally sensitive, so there has been a considerable public backlash. In essence my task is to assist the executive leadership of the company with the development of strategy that enables it to break free of the legacy constraints currently manifest in South Africa. My stated objective is to facilitate a process that enables the design of a future mine to be determined by a negotiated, viable and uncontested Closure Strategy, which I believe could make Coal of Africa (Ltd) the market leader in coal mining in water-constrained and culturally sensitive areas. I believe this to be possible if the strategy is applied in full. I look forward to this challenge, which is likely to be one of the biggest I have ever faced in my profesional career. This is consistent with my life experience, which has shown me that to bring about effective change, one needs to embrace the "enemy" while assisting them in changing their behaviour.
This is my updated Professional CV, which contains a full and updated Bibliography of all my published material.
As as professional speaker I help my client to meet their objectives. This is an example of a recent talk at TEDx Cape Town entitled Reinventing Uncivilization. This is a talk on the Water/Energy/Food Nexus.