Lindsay MacMillan, Part-time Lecturer
- MSc in Engineering Hydrology, Imperial College, London
- BSc (Hons) in Geology, University of Aberdeen
Lindsay has completed a research project with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) at the Geography Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland, culminating in a PhD thesis to be submitted January 2003.
The purpose of the research was to establish an appropriate hydrological model for exploring confidently, the impact of land use change on the water balance of a range of catchments in a highland-lowland tropical basin draining Mount Kenya.
Extended periods based in Kenya have given her experience in the management of field data and large databases (including GIS), in interdisciplinary liaison both with other researchers and government Ministries, together with the issues and conflicts involved in water management of large basins in developing countries.
As a Part-time Lecturer with the Centre for Mountain Studies, she is engaged in development and delivery of a Water Management Module for the MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development.
Lindsay has previous experience which covers a wide breadth of the water industry, having worked for a water company, in consultancy and in further education.
As a Water Resource Engineer in the Planning Department of South West Water (1989-94), her main responsibility was to develop and utilise a hydrological and operational computer simulation model of the Cornwall Water Resources and Supply System.
Applications of model provided the Company with information on future water resource development, optimum resource operation, infrastructure sizing, hydrogeneration, reliable yields and information for environmental assessment.
Experience during this period was also obtained in project management of small water resource schemes, development of strategic resource schemes and drought management.
From 1992-94, Lindsay was also employed as a Part-time lecturer at Exeter College where she was responsible for the design and implementation of a new unit on Hydrology within the HNC Civil Engineering course.
A year as a geologist/hydrologist with Allott and Lomax Consulting Engineers (1987-1988) saw early experience gained in impact analysis of various proposed projects such as roads, bridges, and excavations.