TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
Box 108 - 11 Mount Cook Street
Director, Watershed Systems Ltd
Professor, Sustainable Development
Master of Science, (Ecology and Planning) University of British Columbia, Canada 1970-72
Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University, 1963-69
Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Geography) Australian National University, 1963-68
Member New Zealand Planning Institute 1986-2004
Member Australasian Urban and Regional Information Association 1999-2003
Australian Registered Landcare Planner 1991-99
Adjunct Professor-Sustainable Development, UNITEC Auckland NZ 2000-03.
Adjunct Professor-Landscape Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lushan, PR China 2002-04
Haikai Tane is a multi-disciplinary professional geographer, ecologist and planner with 30 years international experience. Working across traditional disciplines and public/private sector boundaries throughout his career, Haikai Tane’s professional practice systematically integrates landscape ecology, resource economics, environmental planning, community development and international law ~ within wide ranging social, cultural and institutional frameworks.
Haikai Tane has practical and applied experience in commerce and business, research and development, local and regional governments, state and federal agencies, catchment authorities and watershed organisations. His connections with academia – participating as a leading professional practitioner - include designing and auditing new courses; lecturing in environmental planning, community development and geographic information systems; and researching and developing user-friendly environmental imaging systems.
Inaugurated a full professor in year 2000, Prof Tane leads the Watershed Systems Center for Catchment Ecology research and development (R&D) program. His team building and training programs for multidisciplinary R&D GiS projects are acclaimed internationally. Whether working through participatory programs or environmental technologies, his practical, learning-by-doing methods for capacity building, environmental restoration and rural livelihoods focus on community and regional initiatives for sustainable development.
Born and raised as a pacific islander, Haikai has a special affinity for traditional knowledge systems, indigenous iconography and cultural intelligence in the Asia-Pacific realm.
Community Planning & Resource Management
Director RD&T, Watershed Systems CfCE 1999-2004
Woodward-Clyde, Principal Planner; Regional Manager, Canberra, 1997-98
Hobart City Council, Director, Development Services, Chief Planner 1995-97
Murray Darling Basin Commission, Principal Environmental Planner; 1993-95
Murray-Darling Basin Commission, River Murray Floodplain Planner, 1990 -1992
Haikai Tane & Associates, Ecologists and Planners, Aoraki, New Zealand, 1983 - 1989
Westpac Banking Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand 1982
Department of Environment and Planning, Sydney, Principal Strategic Planning Consultant, 1981
Planning Services, Marlborough, New Zealand, Principal Planning Consultant, 1978 to 1980
Lands and Survey Department, Wellington, New Zealand, Land Use Planner, 1975 to 1978
Waitaki Catchment Commission, Aoraki, New Zealand, Rangelands Conservator, 1974
National Capital Commission, Ottawa Canada, Rural Land Use Planning Consultant, 1973
City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Land Use Planner, 1973
Carson River Basin COG, Nevada, USA, Regional Planner, 1972
Plant Location International, Sydney, Location Analyst, 1970
National Capital Development Commission, Canberra, Regional Research Officer, 1969 - 1970
Catchment Planning and Floodplain Management
GIS and Environmental Management
PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC AWARDS
Aust. Government Technology Gold Award for Environmental Mapping and Monitoring System Canberra 1994
Roger Bartholomew Gold Medal for Ecographic Mapping (NZ Department of Lands and Survey) Wellington 1977
Richard Mellon Fellow, Canada 1971-72
Commonwealth Scholar, Australia 1963-68
Date and Place of Birth:
18 May 1945 Sydney Australia.
Ethnicity: Celtic- Koorinesian (Eora-Waiora community elder)
Strategic Planning and Economic Development
LandSat Remote Sensing Applications, DSIR, NZ 1975; ESRI ArcInfo Training Course, MDBC 1990, ESRI ArcView Training Course, MDBC 1995
Technical & Field Surveys CSIRO: Integrated Land & Water Information Systems (ILWIS) 1991-93; Remote Sensing Training Courses, annually 1991-94; Resource Industry Associates: Terrascan Pro/GPS Training Course, 1991 and 1994.
Team Building and Effective Leadership UNITEC Auckland 2000; Team roles and team building MDBC 1991, 1992, 1994. Project Team Training Program NZ Land Inventory 1975, 1976.
National Executive, 1977-78, Soil Association of New Zealand; National Vice President Organic NZ 2001-03; Foundation Trustee BHU Organic Trust, Lincoln University 2002-4.
Cofounder ECO NZ, 1976-78 (Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand) Cofounder ECO International, 1995-97 (Environmental Conservation Organisation, Asia-Pacific Network)
Foundation President, National Beekeepers Association (Marlborough 1978-79); National Executive, 1992, International Tree Crops Institute Australia, 1992 to 1994; Foundation Member, Southern Timber Growers Cooperative, Tasmania 1996; President, Southern High Country Farm Forestry Association 2001- ongoing.
STUDY TOURS, ACADEMIC LECTURING
publications and reports
The list of publications, reports, posters and presentations to international conferences and professional workshops cover a wide range of topics and subject areas. A portfolio of published papers, maps and projects is available for personal presentation on various topics.
Associate Directors: Watershed Systems Center for Catchment Ecology
Hari Kishore B.Eng. PG Dip.Pl. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hari is an engineer and planner with international expertise in remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). Hari is Strategic Planner with the Capital City of Hobart, Tasmania, where he researches and develops remote sensing, database management systems and geoinformation technologies for environmental resources. Hari’s professional experience in India and Australia includes sustainable infrastructure development in watershed catchments. He is a founding team member of the CfCE GiS Project developing geospatial intelligence systems.
Tom Tadrowksi email@example.com
Tom is a geospatial scientist with expertise in digital photogrammetry, remote sensing and orthophoto mapping. He is Director, Spatial Image Data Services, (SIDA) Adelaide, South Australia. Previously he was Principal Investigating Officer with the South Australian Centre for Remote Sensing. Tom has an international reputation for research and development in the field of image base mapping and modeling of environmental resources. Tom is a founding team member of the CfCE GiS Project developing true image mapping for the Waitaki Basin.
Ron Griffiths PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron is an Environmental Scientist with Thinkspace Inc. and Research Associate, with the University of Guelph, Ontario. His expertise includes environmental assessments, development impacts on ecosystem dynamics, and water quality assessment using benthic macroinvertebrates, remote sensing and benchmark surveys. The Great Lakes Basin is his model watershed. Ron Griffiths is probably best known for his landmark text book BioMAP: Bioassessment of Water Quality. In summer 1999, Ron commenced benchmark surveys of macroinvertebrates and water quality in the Twizel River catchment as part of CfCe programs.
Xingzhao Dai MAgEng email@example.com
Xingzhao is an agricultural engineer and geoinformation scientist in the field of applied research and development of geospatial technologies for mapping, modeling and monitoring environmental systems. He is Associate Professor and Chief Director, Mountain-River-Lake Development Center for Jiangxi Province, China. He has extensive international training and experience in the design and development of GIS for sustainable development of watershed catchments. Xingzhao is a founding team member of the CfCE Watershed Catchment program for the River Murray.
Brendan Hoare M.AppSci. MNZPI firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendan is a landscape ecologist and environmental planner with international research and development expertise in agrecology and hortecology. He is Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Land Management & Design, at UNITEC, Auckland, where he is developing the organic research unit and driving the New Zealand Organic 2020 Strategy. Brendan’s multi-disciplinary qualifications include degrees in horticulture, landscape and regional planning, systems agriculture and rural development.
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