Introduction

Experts in the field of environmental management work to create sustainable solutions to environmental issues, this may include issues such as pollution, waste treatment, and climate change This field explores how environmental science relates to the regulation, economic and social dimensions of policy and management in a way that achieves private and public goals whilst promoting sustainable development.

Responsibilities of environmental managers include:

• Development and implementation of environmental strategies, policies, practices and action plans to ensure corporate sustainable development.

• Co-ordination of all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy to ensure compliance with environmental legislation.

• Audits, analyses and reports environmental performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies.

• Carrying out impact assessments to identify, assess and reduce an organisation’s environmental risks and financial costs.

• Promotion and raising awareness and trains staff at all levels on environmental issues and responsibilities.

• Negotiation of environmental service agreements and manages associated costs and revenues

Environmental managers are also important in ensuring that businesses comply with environmental legislation as stated by federal and state environmental regulation. This would require extensive research and persuasion to implement these environmental policies into place.

Environmental managers would also be able to assist in the legal process. They would be able to comment on whether certain engineering projects fail to consider elements of environmental sustainability. This may be useful in determination of breaches of environmental regulation – particularly where destruction of the ground, waterways, and greenery are affected by the project in question. Furthermore, should a business be found to have consulted and considered the environmental impacts of a situation and knowingly ignored such recommendations, this may be viewed unfavourably by the court.

The specific specialisation and background needed by your environmental manager will be determined by the facts under examination.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain an expert submission that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts working in the field of environmental management would be extremely useful in assessing the environmental impacts arising from construction projects. Environmental managers would be integral in environmental cases which relate to the potential harm that certain building decisions may have on the air, the land, the soil, the waterways, and the animals around them. Environmental managers are also important in determining whether certain projects meet the standard set out in state and federal legislation.

Sample Reports

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Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles Researchers calculate cost of restoring Australia’s degraded ecosystems

Researchers at a Queensland press release have proposed a $41billion AUD plan for habitat restoration.

NT government criticised for progressing Beetaloo Basin gas project without full environmental study.

Advocates have stated that Empire Energy’s project relating to fracking may have put endangered or undiscovered animals at risk. Without a study to consider the environmental impact the effects are unknown.

Relevant Cases Federated Farners of New Zealand Incorporated v Bay of Plenty Regional Council [2020] NZEnvC 213 (21 December 2020)

This matter required consideration of evidence by an environmental manager in conducting a Cultural Impact Assessment.

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A sample of our experts in Science - Environmental Management

Below are short profiles of a sample of some of the experts with expertise in this field. Not all of the experts we work with appear on our website and finding new experts for unusual or hard to find fields is our specialty.

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