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Water Science Pty Ltd is an environmental consulting company specialising in water
Water Science Pty Ltd provides services in:
- Consulting and expert reviews
- Leadership in independent expert advisory panels
- Research and investigations
Professor Barry Hart is the Director of Water Science Pty Ltd, an environmental consulting company he established after retiring from Monash University in 2003. He is also an Emeritus Professor at Monash University and a non-executive Director of Alluvium Holdings and Alluvium Consulting Australia Pty Ltd (www.alluvium.com.au).
Prof Hart has established an international reputation in the fields of water quality assessment and management, environmental risk assessment and environmental chemistry (heavy metal and nutrient biogeochemistry).
Prof Hart is well known for his sustained efforts in providing leadership in the development and implementation of knowledge-based decision making processes in natural resource management in Australia and south-east Asia. He has published over 175 refereed papers and 11 books, and is on the editorial board of 5 international journals. His most recent book published in June 2017 is Hart, B.T. & Doolan, J. (eds). Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management: The Australian Experience, Elsevier, New York (https://www.elsevier.com/books/decision-making-in-water-resources-policy-and-management/hart/978-0-12-810523-8).
He has received several awards, including the Limnology Medal (1982) from the Australian Society for Limnology, the Environmental Chemistry Medal (1996) and Applied Chemistry Medal (1998) from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and in 2003 a Centenary Medal for services to water quality management and environmental protection. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday honours in June 2012.
Prof Hart completed 9 years as a Board member of the Murray Darling Basin Authority (www.mdba.gov.au) in May 2018. He was also Deputy Chair of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory (NT Inquiry), which reported to the NT Government in April 2018.
Prof Hart’s short biography can be read at BTH Bio (5.18) and a full cv can be read at BTH CV Main (5.18).
Site last updated: 5 June, 2018