Mr. Andrew Mather

INTA Member
Coastal Policy, eThekwini Municipality

Project Executive

South Africa

Mr. Andrew Mather

Andrew A. Mather is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986. After graduation he was employed by the eThekwini Municipality (then the Durban City Council) as an engineer. In 1993 he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management) from the University of South Africa. In 2003 he took up a strategic management position as the Project Executive: Coastal and Catchment Policy, Co-ordination and Management. His coastal management responsibilities include the development of a coastal management programme, the development of coastal and catchment policies, providing input into national and provincial legislation and projects, coastal setback line development, shoreline management and other coastal related issues.
He is currently undertaking a PhD in Environmental Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the field of sea- level rise, beach response and adaptation along the South Eastern coastline of Africa. He has authored several peer reviewed journal papers mainly on coastal related topics and presented a number of papers at domestic and international conferences. He was the main technical author of Sea-level rise: trends, impacts and mitigation for South Africa, In: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): South Africa Country Report, 2009. Recently nominated by the Minister of the Environment as a one of four South African scientists to the IPCC he has been nominated as an Expert Reviewer in the IPCC Working Group II for the forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report (AR5): Climate Change 2013: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa, a Fellow of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers and a Member of the South African Institute of Municipal Engineers. He has been involved with projects in Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion and South Africa.

Andrew A. Mather est diplômé de l'Université de KwaZulu-Natal où il a obtenu un baccalauréat ès sciences en génie civil en 1986. Après ses études, il a été employé par la municipalité de eThekwini (Durban, puis le conseil municipal) en tant qu'ingénieur. En 1993, il a obtenu un baccalauréat spécialisé en commerce (Business Management) de l'Université d'Afrique du Sud. En 2003, devient Chargé de projet sur les questions de politique, coordination et gestion côtière et du bassin versant. Il mène actuellement un doctorat en sciences de l'environnement à l'Université de KwaZulu- Natal dans le domaine de l'élévation du niveau de la mer, le rôle de la plage, et l’adaptation le long du littoral du Sud-Est de l'Afrique. Il était l'auteur principal de Sea-level rise: trends, impacts and mitigation for South Africa, In: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): South Africa Country Report, 2009. Récemment nommé par le ministre de l'Environnement comme l'un des quatre scientifiques sud-africains à l'IPCC, il a été nominé en tant que réviseur expert dans le Groupe de travail II de l’IPCC pour le cinquième rapport d'évaluation (RE5): Changement climatique 2013: Impacts, adaptation et vulnérabilité.
Il est un ingénieur professionnel enregistré au Conseil des ingénieurs d'Afrique du Sud, membre de l'Institut sud-africain des ingénieurs civils et membre de l'Institut sud-africain des ingénieurs municipaux. Il a été impliqué dans des projets au Mozambique, Namibie, la Réunion et l'Afrique du Sud.

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