Dr Lance Heath

Senior Consultant

Dr Lance Heath is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and is a researcher at the University of Canberra’s Urban and Regional Futures hub (CURF).  He has over 20 years of experience in water resource management, international research collaboration and technology commercialisation. He was Technical Manager for the Environment Industry Development Network (administered by the former CRC for Waste Management and Pollution Control) from 1994 to 2000. From 2004 to 2006 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the ANU and Project Officer for the ANU Institute for Environment from 2006 to 2008. From 2008 to 2015 he was Project and Business Development Fellow at the ANU Climate Change Institute.

Lance has extensive experience in building interdisciplinary research programmes to address high priority climate change and sustainability issues. Lance has extensive experience in hydrological modelling and in the development of decision support systems for policy makers. He is also a specialist on Australian Environmental Technologies with particular emphasis on developing international links between Australia and other Asia-Pacific economies in the area of environmental technology exchange.  He has managed numerous aid and economic development programmes for several developing countries and economies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lance is an invited Expert to the Scientific Planning Group of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). He is also Chair of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Virtual Centre for Environmental Technology Exchange, which is an official Industrial Science and Technology Working Group (ISTWG) initiative operating under the auspices of APEC.