Nick Walton

Nick is an environmental hydrogeochemist with over 40-years’ experience in both researching and dealing with global water resource and environmental problems, in 26 countries worldwide.  After graduating with a BSc in Chemistry (Leeds) and an MSc in Geochemisry (Oxford), he worked for the BGS in the Geology Museum in London, researching trace metals and isotopes in UK groundwaters, subsequently spending 10-years in the Arabian Gulf states working on a wide range of water, drainage and environmental problems.  He then worked independently on projects for the UNDP, World Bank and DFID, before joining and becoming a Director of Hydrotechnica.  He joined Portsmouth University in 1992 to start new degree courses in Applied Environmental Geology, then Environmental Hazards and a new MSc in Contaminated Land, all of which were firsts in the country.  He has been Programme Manager of the Environmental Sciences degree since 2001, and is the outreach, business, placement, fieldwork and employability co-ordinator within the School. He has served on the Council of the Geological Society, and held many other posts in six professional societies.

Nick was elected to the IES Council in 2016.

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