NRA Environmental Consultants

Dr Andrew Butler

PhD, BSc (Hons)

Principal Environmental Scientist

Andrew has over 26 years of postdoctoral experience as a soil and environmental scientist working in consultancy, research and development, and land resource development in Australia, Papua New Guinea, SE Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has particular expertise in environmental chemistry and has applied this knowledge to soil and water quality assessment and monitoring across a diverse range of situations, from investigating the impacts of acid mine drainage to determining the cause of rehabilitation failure.

Another field in which Andrew has considerable experience is rehabilitation, he has applied this knowledge to mine sites (coal, metalliferous and mineral sands), landfills, contaminated land, and civil engineering sites. Andrew has been involved in the sustainable application of wastes or waste derived products to land. Wastes have included dredged material, industrial and waste water effluent (including the use of the MEDLI model), water treatment wastes and waste derived composts.

For the past 16 years, Andrew has been increasingly involved in the mining sector where he provides a range of technical services at all stages of mine life from approvals to closure. These include baseline environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring, environmental investigations, environmental auditing, EMS development and implementation, mine rehabilitation and closure planning.

Andrew has more than 21 years’ project management experience and has provided advice on soil and environmental management to clients in a range of industries. He was amongst the first Certified Environmental Practitioners to be registered by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (Registration No. 40). Andrew is a Fellow of the British Society of Soil Science.