“As an aquatic ecologist who has been lucky enough to work on and in high profile wetlands such as the Broads National Park in the UK, the Okavango Delta in Botswana and the Caprivi wetlands in Namibia, as well as many others, I have long been aware of the presence and role of Wetlands International as a global conservation and sustainable development organisation focussed on wetlands. I hope to be able to bring the knowledge I have gained in working in these wetland areas, as well as from broader water resources and environmental management projects obtained from work in the private, public and academic sectors to support and strengthen the organisation.” Eliot Taylor is a highly experienced, freshwater ecologist and water resources professional, qualified to Ph.D. level with over 30 years’ experience in water resources assessment and management, IWRM, water-energy-food Nexus, ecological impact assessment, environmental flow assessment, aquatic ecosystem health and protected site planning and management. Eliot also highly skilled, and with extensive experience, in governance, risk, financial and project and programme management, as well as the provision of technical advice and support to clients and colleagues, development and implementation of plans and reports. Eliot has regularly provided advice on the development and implementation of strategy, policy, liaison with donors, governments and fund-raisers, as well as personnel and financial management.
Eliot has considerable experience of water resources management in the UK, Ireland and Africa having worked for the Environment Agency, The Broads Authority and Atkins in the UK, the Department of Water Affairs in Namibia; for IUCN in Kenya and Botswana on the Okavango Delta Management Plan; WS Atkins and Mott MacDonald in Malawi and Rwanda and now APEM Ireland Ltd in Ireland.
Eliot currently lives in Cork, Ireland where he Divisional Director for APEM’s new office in Ireland. He is married with two sons. He is a native of England and, although he’s not been resident there for some years, is still a keen follower of his football team, Norwich City, and of the national rugby and football teams.