Southern African Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Scientists

Member Details

NameHarding, Dr William Russell
OrganizationDH Environmental Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Expertise35 years in the fields of ecology, microbiology, aquatic science, aquatic toxicology, reservoir limnology and wetlands. Registered as a Professional Natural Scientist (Pr Sci Nat) in the fields of Ecology, Aquatic Science and Microbiology. Internationally recognised limnology registered as a Certified Lake Manager (USA national standard) and algologist (cyanobacteria). Have developed a suite of lake and wetland assessment tools, including the use of stable isotope analysis to define food web links and interactions. Pioneered the development of eutrophication tools and management approaches via a suite of Water Research Commission contracts, including the assessment of TMDL-pollutant management approaches for South Africa. Reintroduced the use of diatoms for aquatic biomonitoring in South Africa, designing and developing a suite of assessment tools that are now used internationally. He has written over 650 consultancy reports, published numerous papers and technical reports, acted as supervisor/examiner for post-graduate students and delivered dozens of conference presentations. Currently reading for a Masters degree in Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town School of Law. Specializing in water quality and water security aspects of Water Law.
DegreesBSc (Rhodes 1976), Hons (Microbiology, Rhodes 1977), MSc (with distinction) Freshwater Biology, UCT 1991), PhD (Freshwater Biol) (UCT 1996)
Member Since1995-06-06
Membership TypeProfessional
Membership CategoryEcologist
Telephone072 0267 260
AddressPO Box 5429
Post Code7135
ProvinceWestern Cape
CountrySouth Africa