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Brisbane, Australia

Andrew Davidson

Lecturer

Biography

Andrew has 30 years of practical experience in land care and integrated catchment management. He has worked in the community non-government sector for catchment associations and regional natural resource management organisations for most of that time. He has also held positions in state government, as a policy officer and regional planner.

Andrew enjoys applying critical thinking and proactive, problem-solving approaches to:

  • program and project management
  • monitoring, evaluation, reporting and program improvement
  • policy development
  • social and environmental planning
  • community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, government and industry engagement and collaboration.
  • Led the development of the first Integrated Catchment Management Strategy for the Lockyer Catchment and was Regional Planner for the first SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan in 2004. Andrew played a lead role in the regional collaboration to produce the new SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan in 2009.
  • Project Leader for the 2014 Update of the SEQ NRM Plan to incorporate the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) latest projections and science. This was a regional collaboration of Australian, State and Local Governments, industry, community and Traditional Owners supported by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), universities and science providers. Extensive community consultation was conducted through electronic media, workshops and public events.
  • Project Leader for the development of the SEQ Ecosystem Services Framework based on the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
  • Principal Planner with the Queensland Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and led the development of the natural resource management (NRM), Indigenous engagement and social equity components of ShapingSEQ: the SEQ Regional Plan 2017-2041.
  • Currently planning officer with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) a Registered Native Title Body Corporate (RNTBC) for Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and Quandamooka Land and Sea Country.
  • Masters of Social Planning and Development, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, The University of Queensland
  • A framework to address groundwater and groundwater management issues for the Canterbury Region – Justin Legg (2017)
  • Development of an Integrated Water Resource Management Plan for the Broadwater, City of Gold Coast – Belinda Durand (2017)

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