Russell is an industry leader in water resource planning, strategy, policy and economics. His 35 years’ experience includes responsibility for the development of integrated water cycle management studies, water resources strategies and water infrastructure business cases in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, New Zealand, South East Asia, the Pacific and North America. Many of these strategies have been developed with a high level of structured stakeholder and community involvement.
Russell has been at the forefront of the development of leading-edge analysis tools and decision-support systems designed to improve our understanding of both the demand for water and the options for providing a future balance between supply and demand. These tools have been applied in the development of supply and demand management strategies in over 100 communities across Australia, New Zealand and North America.