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Dr Fritz Balkau

  • Forename: Fritz
  • Surname: Balkau
  • Primary Position: Advisor on Global Waste Management
  • Secondary Position: Board Member International Cyanide Management Institute

Brief CV

Skills - Policy analysis and development, project evaluation, project management and co-odination, communication, training

 Subject fields – corporate sustainability, life-cycle management, industrial ecology, chemicals management, emergency preparedness, pollution and waste prevention and management, mining and environment*.

Fritz's roles have included

  • Co-editor of publication project on Life cycle apparoaches to Sustainable Regional Development
  • Contributions to various international publications on life cycle management
  • Member of Advisory Board for EU-funded ‘Snowball » project on disaster management
  • Periodic lecturing assignments at Norwegian Technology Institute, Trondheim, Norway
  • Review, updating and drafting of techncial document on emergency preparedness (APELL) for UNEP
  • Advisor to editors of UNEP/ISWA project on Global Waste Management Outlook
  • Consultant advisor to UNEP and OCHA on emergency management in mining sector, Madagascar and Zambia
  • Member of UNEP advisory committees on sustainable minerals development and on chemical accident preparedness.
  • Advisory work for regional government of Basilicata (Italy) on the organisation of a community conference on expansion of oil exploration and development.
  • Technical consultant in hazardous waste to the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
  • Adviser and resource person for ongoing summer school on LCM for sustainable regional development, Italy
  • Member of international team on clean technologies and environmental management in Bhutan.
  • Member of international panel to improve tailings management in ECE countries; drafting and review of guidelines.
  • Joint author of ‘Managing sustainability performance through the value-chain’ for Journal of Corporate Governance.
  • Conference presentation and expert panel at Swedmin 2009.
  • Joint author on ‘Sustainable supply-chain management’ for Intech publishing.
  • Review of and input to UNEP draft policy paper on new global mechanisms for sustainable minerals development.
  • Project adviser and consultant on regional project to improve water efficiency in African breweries.
  • Session leader and presenter for regional (Asian) waste management policy initiative (3R), Nepal.


  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) First Class honours 1967 PhD (Chemistry) 1972 Diploma of Education 1974

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