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Presenter: Paul Smith

Paul is the former General Manager & Principal Consultant of Pacific Environmental’s Land & Water team and formerly the founder, Principal Consultant and Managing Director of Waste Solutions Australia and is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP). Paul established WSA in 1988 to provide services in key environmental management disciplines including hydrogeological assessment, waste management and contaminated land remediation. He has worked throughout Australia and South-East Asia in a variety of service sectors.

Paul has over 30 years of experience in hydrogeology and the assessment of groundwater resources, and is regularly sought as an expert witness. Some current projects include monitoring and assessing the impact of a client’s borefield on a sub-basin of the Great Artesian Basin, assessing final void monitoring for a coal mine, and monitoring and reporting annually on the groundwater resources beneath a hazardous waste treatment facility. In addition, Paul has recently advised the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi on setting environmental standards for the regulation of environmental activities that have the potential to contaminate the land.

Paul has spent three consecutive years as President of the Waste Management Association of Australia (Qld Branch).