Jeanette has 17 years experience in various environmental management projects which incorporate the ethos of Integrated Environmental Management, where processes and decisions are based on the inter-relatedness of all environmental elements. This approach understands that ecosystems comprise natural, social and economic components. Her interest in the fields of Environmental Sciences and Humanities and the art of marrying the principles of both disciplines, traditionally seen as separate, has motivated her work. The focus of her projects has been on creating communities and societies that are ecologically sustainable, based on the premise that the long-term survival for all depends on the entire web of life. Her experience and research focus has included environmental policy, environmentally sound low-cost housing development, integrated water management, green financing systems, youth training courses and implementation of sustainability principles in development projects.
Honours (Social Sciences) University of Cape Town
Masters (Environmental Sciences) University of Cape Town
Masters (Evaluation Science) University of Stellenbosch
Holistic evaluation and systems analysis of ecosystems;
Environmental policy research;
Strategic Environmental Assessment of environmental impacts from early project phase;
Integrated Water Resource Management;
Sustainability training of persons in the environmental arena;
Capacitating and upskilling government officials in sustainable water management;
Community sector project involvement.