Watershed Systems Ltd
CENTER FOR CATCHMENT ECOLOGY
Mount Cook Street
Twizel New Zealand
Haikai Tane, Director, Watershed Systems Ltd
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Development
Director, Watershed Systems Ltd; Twizel, 1999
Woodward-Clyde, Principal Environmental Planner; Regional Manager, Canberra, 1997-8
Hobart City Council, Director, Development Services, Chief Planner 1995 to 1997
Murray Darling Basin Commission, Principal Environmental Planner 1993-1995
Murray-Darling Basin Commission, River Murray Floodplain Planner, 1990 -1992
Haikai is a landscape ecologist and environmental planner with 27 years experience in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Experienced in both public and private sectors, Haikai’s skills include geospatial information systems (GIS) for environmental management, land use planning and designing catchment ecosystems.
Expertise provided to private clients, government agencies and R&D institutions, include: mapping, modeling and monitoring environmental resources; catchment planning and floodplain management; environmental planning for sustainable communities integrated resource mapping and modeling systems; and regional planning and development strategies.
Catchment Planning and Floodplain Management
Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development
V & H Tane & Associates, Ecologists and Planners, Twizel, New Zealand, 1983 to 1989
Westpac Banking Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand, Department of Environment and Planning, Sydney, Principal Strategic Planning Consultant, 1981 to 1982
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, Kurow, New Zealand, Rangelands Conservator, 1974
National Capital Commission, Ottawa Canada, Land Use Planning Consultant, 1973
City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Land Use Planner, 1973
Carson River Basin COG, Nevada, United States, Regional Planner, 1972
Plant Location International, Sydney, Location Analyst, 1970
National Capital Development Commission, Canberra, Regional Research Officer, 1969 to 1970
GIS and Environmental Management
Environmental Planning & Resource Management
Member of AURISA (Australasian Urban and Regional Information Systems Association)
Member NZPI (New Zealand Planning Institute)
Registered Landcare Planner (Commonwealth of Australia)
Co-founder of ECO (Environment & Conservation Organisations of New Zealand).
Foundation member Southern Tasmania Timber Growers Cooperative.
Editor southern High Country Farm Forestry Newsletter. NZFFA
Married to Vanesa Tane Four grown-up children.
Master of Science, (Ecology & Planning) 1972, University British Columbia, Vancouver.
Bachelor of Laws, 1969, Australian National University
Bachelor of Art (Honours) (Geography), 1968, Australian National University, Canberra.
LandSat Remote Sensing Applications, DSIR, NZ 1975
ESRI ArcInfo Training Course, MDBC 1990
T&FS Integrated Land & Water Information Systems (ILWIS) MDBC 1991-93
T&FS Remote Sensing Training Courses, MDBC 1991-94
ESRI ArcView Training Course, MDBC 1995
Terrascan Pro/GPS Training Course, MDBC 1994
Elected to full membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute, 1988. Full reciprocal rights with the Royal Australian Planning Institute, 1991. Commonwealth of Australia Registered Landcare Planner, 1992
Government Technology Gold Award for Environmental Mapping and Monitoring System 1994
Roger Bartholomew Gold Medal for Thematic Mapping (NZ Department of Lands and Survey) 1977
Richard Mellon Fellow, Canada 1971-72
Commonwealth Scholar, Australia 1963-68
National Executive, 1977 to 1978, Soil Association of New Zealand
Convenor / Cofounder ECO NZ, 1976 to 1978 (Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ)
Convenor / Cofounder ECO International, 1995 to 1997 (Environmental Conservation Organisations Network)
National Executive, 1992, International Tree Crops Institute Australia, 1992 to 1994
Foundation Member, Southern Timber Growers Cooperative, Tasmania 1996
Vice-president and newsletter editor, Southern High Country Farm Forestry Assocation NZ.
Community Planning, Study Tours, Lecturing
publications and reports
The list of publications, reports and presentations to conferences and workshops is extensive, and covers a wide range of topics and subject areas. Click here for a comprehensive listing.
A portfolio of published maps and personal presentation of R&D projects are available by arrangement.
Associate Directors: Watershed Systems Center for Catchment Ecology
Ruth Marsh M.. Sc. (Resource Management) Hons
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Ruth Marsh has 25 years experience in natural resource management in both public and private sectors and over 10 years experience in internationally funded development projects focusing on project design and management, cross cutting environmental and social assessments, community development, participatory process facilitation, and capacity building. Ruth has a special interest in designing participatory resource management based on application of cultural intelligence and ecological principles.
Key areas of expertise Ruth provides to corporate clients, government agencies, NGO’s, communities, and international funding agencies is in integrated resource development and management, and, managing specific resources such as fisheries, aquaculture, wild life, communal forestry, and watershed systems. Ruth also provides expertise in design and implementation of (rural) water supply and sanitation projects.
Integrated Community Resource Management
2003-2004. nzaid. Design and Facilitate Participatory Community Watershed Rehabilitation for Poverty Alleviation, Gujarat State, India.
2001. MFAT. Huangpu River Upper Catchment Water Quality Improvement Project and Poverty Alleviation, Shanghai, China.
2000-2004. AusAID. Natural Resource Management Environmental Management Sub-sector: Periodic advice to AusAID on a variety of projects.
1998-2000. nzaid. Manage New Zealand assistance to improve capacity in all aspects of government and community participation in the rural water supply and management sector in Vanuatu.
1993-1995. VSA/Mudzi Rural District Council. Establish and manage, using participatory processes, the Communal Areas Management Program for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) - a Zimbabwean Government Programme aimed at integrating community development, poverty alleviation and natural resource management.
Project Design for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation
2002: MFAT: ‘Eua Water Supply Improvement Design Project, Tonga. Undertake a comprehensive social and environmental assessment of water supply issues faced by villages on ‘Eua. Prepare a programme of assistance consistent with Tongan Government Policies and Plans and NZODA Guiding Principles and country strategy to address the issues and provide a reticulated water supply to the fourteen villages concerned.
2000: MFAT: Electrification Feasibility & Design Study, Niuatoputapu & Niuafo’ou, Tonga. Review and analyse the present and future need for electrical power on Niuafo’ou and Niuatoputapu. Prepare a programme of assistance consistent with Tongan Government Policies and Plans and NZODA Guiding Principles and country strategy.
1997: MFAT: Programme Identification and Assessment for NZODA assistance to the Water Resources Sector, Vanuatu. Review donor contributions from environmental, economic and social perspectives. Prepare rationale and programme of assistance to address the socio-economic, environmental and technical needs identified. Recommendations resulted in a five-year programme of assistance.
1996: ADB: Sanitation and Public Health, South Tarawa, Kiribati. Social and environmental assessments. Facilitate community workshops to identify issues, determine resolutions and engender community ownership of the project. Specifically ensure participation of women and inclusion of gender issues in project design and implementation.
Environmental and Social Assessments
2003: ADB: Provincial Road Infrastructure & Poverty Alleviation Project, Vietnam. Train a team of three Viet Nam nationals in environmental impact assessment and preparation of reports and environmental management plans for Asian Development Bank and Government of Viet Nam approval.
1999: World Bank, Lombok Urban Infrastructure and Poverty Alleviation Project, Indonesia. Responsible for managing and reporting on regional environmental and social assessments, including poverty alleviation, gender analysis and community participation programmes. Provide design recommendations for World Bank-funded improvements to roads, water supplies, sanitation, markets, and ports.
1996 / 1997 / 1998: Environmental Audits of seafood exporter and meat processing companies, New Zealand. Manage a team to undertake environmental audits including compliance with legislation. Recommend actions to improve environmental performance, and prepare an EMS to ISO 14001.
Water Supply and Sanitation
2002: ADB Staff Consultant. Water Supply & Sanitation (Sector) Project, Indonesia. Team Leader Socio-economic Assessment. Train a team of three nationals and undertake a comprehensive review and analysis of poverty assessments for Indonesia and prepare a socio-economic profile, including gender analysis, of the four target urban areas; consult widely; prepare a project proposal to meet the needs of target communities especially the poor. Identify appropriate policy guidelines for participatory implementation of the project.
2001: MFAT: Village Water Supplies Design Project, Tonga. Team Leader. Undertake a comprehensive review and analysis of water supply issues faced by two communities on Tongatapu and government implementing agencies. Prepare a programme of assistance consistent with Tongan Government Policies and Plans and NZODA Guiding Principles to address the issues and provide a reticulated water supply to the two villages in question.
1998: ADB, Lao Small Towns Water Supply, Lao PDR. Workshop facilitator to prepare project design for piped water supplies and improved sanitation for about 30 small towns identified as economic development zones throughout Laos.
1997-1998: ADB, Vanuatu Sanitation Master Plan, Vanuatu. Prepare situation analysis of the ecological health of Port Vila Harbour, and identify causes of environmental deterioration. Identify sanitation effects on physical and social environment including preparation of social profile. Prepare sanitation master plan and recommend environmental management controls and monitoring requirements.
Fisheries and Aquaculture
1997-1998: Management and Enhancement of Taiapure and Mahinga Mataitai. Manage a FORST-funded participatory research project to identify customary principles and practices for managing coastal fisheries, and establish their significance and effectiveness in meeting Maori social, cultural and spiritual needs and expectations.
1990-1992: New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries Aquaculture Industry Development. Senior policy scientist.
1986–1992: New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries Coastal and Maori Fisheries Programme. Scientist/Senior scientist providing advice to the National Maori Fisheries Management Programme.
New Zealand / British (Holding both NZ and British Passports)
Master of Science (Honours), Faculty of Resource Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1986)
Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand (1976)
Environmental Auditing and Environmental Management Systems: NZ Quality College 1998
Gender Planning – Rationale, Approach and Methodology, 1996
Participatory Rural Appraisal & Planning, 1994
Methods for Active Participation, 1993
Powerful Presentation Skills, 1992
Money and You: Business Management, 1992
Project Management, 1992
Environmental Conflict Resolution, 1990, 1998
Planning for Results, 1991
Equal Employment Opportunity Interviewing, 1991
Total Quality Management, 1991
Negotiation Skills, 1990.
Managing for Performance, 1990
Cross Cultural Understanding, 1988
Maori Language & Culture, 1987
publications and reports
Marsh, R. (2002). Huangpu Upper Catchment Water Quality Improvement - Lessons from Asia. Paper presented to the first Australasian Planning Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. April 2002.
Marsh, R. (1996). Wildlife: Relic of the Past or Resource of the Future. Paper presented at the Resource Management Conference, Lincoln University, New Zealand.
Marsh R, Professor Voss JG (1994). Manyachi River Gold Panning Pilot Management Scheme. Prepared for University of Zimbabwe.
Marsh R (1992). Issues and Options for Aquaculture in Marlborough Sounds. Prepared for Marlborough District Council, New Zealand.
Marsh R (1992). Issues and Options for Aquaculture in Tasman. Prepared for TDC, New Zealand.
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.
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