Researcher

Professor Nicholas Schofield

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Nick is the inaugural Director of the new Global Water Institute at the University of New South Wales Australia, commencing January 2016.

The Global Water Institute is hosted by the Engineering Faculty but is a multidisciplinary, cross-university Institute. It comprise some 400 internal members.

Nick has over 30 years experience in the water and natural resource management sector, holding senior positions in government, industry, consulting,...view more

Nick is the inaugural Director of the new Global Water Institute at the University of New South Wales Australia, commencing January 2016.

The Global Water Institute is hosted by the Engineering Faculty but is a multidisciplinary, cross-university Institute. It comprise some 400 internal members.

Nick has over 30 years experience in the water and natural resource management sector, holding senior positions in government, industry, consulting, academia and the not-for-profit sectors.

Nick has led 10 national research and development (R&D) programs across Australia and four regional R&D programs in Western Australia. These programs included: National River Health Program, National Eutrophication Program, National Groundwater Program, National Wetlands Program, National Irrigation R&D Program, National Vegetation & Biodiversity Program, Sustainable Future Landscapes, Riverine Impacts of Cotton Pesticides Program, Redesign of Agriculture for Australian Landscapes Program, National High Innovation R&D Program, Bauxite Mining and its Rehabilitation Program, River and Land Salinisation Program, Revegetation strategies for Land and Water Restoration Program and Forest Silvicultural Practices and Water Resources Program.  

Nick has undertaken over 40 consultancies as a Principal Consultant including the Multiple Land Use Framework for the Australian Government, the 2050 MegaScience Strategy for the Malaysian Academy of Science, and Business Opportunities arising from the Indirect Impacts of Climate Change for the New Zealand Government.

Prior to his current appointment, Nick was CEO of the International RiverFoundation.

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