“We are going to have 100% per cent renewable electricity. It is going to happen. The question is whether it is sooner or later” says Professor Andrew Blakers. Our March Environment Exchange was on Using Read more →
Ian is an Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry. His research for thirty years has been into water quality, after sampling Armidale’s drinking water, which at the time contained toxic blue-green algae.
Ian is a member of the scientific advisory committee for Water Quality Research Australia, the water industry research body. He is also a member of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging advisory group on chemical safety and the Basin Community Committee, which advises the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the Ministerial Council on water resource issues in the Basin.
Ian is the Convenor of Friends of the Aranda Bushland, and edited the Second Edition of ‘Our Patch’, the flora of the ACT photographed in Aranda Bushland. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for science in 2006.
Ian came to Canberra with his wife Mary in 1997, after retiring as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Adelaide. Prior to Adelaide, Ian was Executive Dean of Sciences at the University of New England, Armidale, a faculty comprising science, rural science and natural resources, and part-time Pro-Vice Chancellor.
In October 2015 Ian was appointed as independent chair of the ACT and Region Catchment Management Coordination Group.
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Proposed kangaroo management changes
23 Mar 2017
Proposed kangaroo management changes The Conservator for Flora and Fauna has declared the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as a controlled native species under the Nature Conservation Act 2014 and consequently has also prepared an Eastern Grey Kangaroo: Draft Controlled Species Read more →
Yellow Box Dispatch – March 2017
10 Mar 2017
Yellow Box Dispatch — March 2017 Trees, waste, plastics, climate change The Bush Capital is a great place to be and to live so that’s why we have so many people involved in caring Read more →
Mature Native Trees: Pillars of Biodiversity
8 Mar 2017
Mature Native Trees: Pillars of Biodiversity “We literally cannot live without trees” Darren Le Roux, Environmental Project Officer, ACT Parks and Conservation Service The nomination of “Loss of Native Hollow-bearing Trees”, as a threatening process Read more →
Waste market sounding encouraging greenhouse gases?
22 Feb 2017
The ACT Government’s ‘market sounding’ on waste does not prioritise reducing waste or increasing recycling while providing support for incineration or biogas or other greenhouse gas emitting ‘energy from waste’ proposals. Energy from waste is Read more →
Joy Burch speaks on Foy proposal and resident follow up letter
20 Feb 2017
Hello Joy, I was very heartened to see you speak in the Assembly Wednesday 15 February 2017 expressing your concerns with the FOY proposal in Hume. I’m not sure how much you and your staff Read more →