Chris Moran

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Professor Chris Moran "is the founding Director of the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry at the University of Queensland. He worked in CSIRO for 16 years in natural resource science and agriculture and has 20 years experience in landscape and water research having earned $7.4m of government, industry and competitive grant funds and published ~80 papers. He has delivered a range of projects to government and industry. Moran led the team that developed the successful business case for the $100m CSIRO Flagship Water for a Healthy Country. He conceived and ran the coal industry water project which worked across 6 companies and 12 mines to develop a framework for leading practice water management, to populate a software implementation of this and deliver data and a practices catalogue on-line for industry access and use in strategic planning and mine site target setting...

"He is receiving a number of grants from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (a competitive process) to examine a range of aspects of mine water management in coal. He is also supported by direct industry funding to research the fundamental issue of valuing water outside formal markets and to formulate methods to estimate full costs associated with water management. This has required the development of a new method to link water balance and financial accounting.

"He has published 65 refereed journal, book and conference articles with 13 citations per paper and an h-index of 13. Professor Moran reviews for a number of journals in soil science and water resources research and has recently started receiving papers from Environmental Science and Technology in the area of mine water management. He also referees project proposals for the National Science Foundation (USA), NERC (UK), Swiss National Science Foundation and has been an OZ READER for the ARC since 2000." [1]

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  1. Chris Moran, University of Queensland, accessed September 17, 2008.
  2. About The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland, accessed September 17, 2008.
  3. Advisory Board, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, accessed June 1, 2009.