Paul Lochner

Environmental Assessment Practitioner at the CSIR in Stellenbosch

B.Sc (Civil Eng.) M.Phil (Env Science)

Paul Lochner is an environmental assessment practitioner at the CSIR in Stellenbosch and leader of the Environmental Management Services group within CSIR. He has 29 years of experience in a wide range of environmental assessment and management studies. His particular experience is in environmental planning and assessment for renewable energy, electricity grid infrastructure, desalination, aquaculture, oil & gas, wetlands & coastal zone management, and industrial & port development. He has been closely involvement in the research and application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in South Africa, in particular recent advances in SEA that have informed national legislative changes. He also has wide experience in Environmental & Social Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Programs and Environmental Screening Studies.