Environmental Planning and Waste Management Sydney

Tasneem Rangwala

Consultant and Project Manager

Tas has multidisciplinary work experience of 28 years in engineering and environmental sciences fields. Tas is skilled in environmental impacts assessments, project management, oversight of strategic regulatory programs, compliance audits and driving efficiency via enhancing quality of processes within waste and water sectors.

Tas has led and managed resource recovery funding programs. She has evaluated and redesigned a $13 million funding project for collaborative initiatives by councils to minimise waste going to landfill in NSW. She has also actively engaged with Sustainability Advantage, OEH and Sustainability Victoria to identify solutions to treat difficult waste streams.

She has managed domestic, industrial and commercial licences for best practice management of environmental protection at NSW EPA and water licensing and compliance at NSW Office of Water and Water NSW. She has carried out environmental and licensing compliance audit projects during her term at NSW EPA. Tas has carried out projects to improve business efficacy by reducing oncosts and generated revenue from managing waste and efficient use of water in industrial and commercial operations.

Tas is also doctoral researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (ISF, UTS). Her research investigates implementation of Integrated Water Cycle Management by introducing adaptive planning principles at strategic planning stage. She is a winner of the Australia Day Award 2020 in ‘Women, Water and Leadership’ for her research.

Tas has a Bachelor of Science (Electronics Engineering), Masters in Environmental Management and Masters in Research (Water management and governance). She is currently studying for her PhD at ISF, UTS in improving water management strategy development process by applying adaptive planning in practice.