Declan Hearne

Speaking @ RiverBlue

Declan has over 15 years of distinctive experience in the leadership and delivery of adaptive management and governance approaches across private, public and non-profit sectors. Declan has a keen interest in the research and application of evidence based approaches for policy development that supports healthy, adaptive and resilient communities. His work has repeatedly demonstrated the strength of collaborative approaches for enabling innovative solutions even when resources are limited.

Areas of specialisation/research interests

Multiparty water governance, including government, corporate and society partnerships.

Capacity development and partnership approaches for improved integrated management of water, sanitation and hygiene.

Approaches and frameworks for improving decisions and actions that enabling greater water security.

Participatory research and evidence based approaches for decision making.

Project management, monitoring, evaluation and learning.


Relevant Projects

Review of environmental and urban water security for the 2016 Asian Water Development Outlook, 2015-2016, ADB.

Review of Australian Water Reform to inform otions for water reform in Indian, World Bank.

Review of social contract for water supply governance and service delivery in Indonesia (2014-2015) Indonesian Infrastructure Initiatives.

Hygiene Behavioural Change of Elementary Schoolchildren in the Philippines, UNICEF funded Research and Development project 2012 – 2013

Lead CRS WASH response in the aftermath of typhoon Washi, Mindanao Philippines, 2011

Customization of IWRM and Hydro Hazards Guidelines for Davao Region, UNESCO, 2011

Assessment of the drivers for the adoption of improved WASH practices in upland communities, Mindanao Philippines. For CRS and in partnership with Department of Science and Technology and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2011.

Review and development of communication tools for Rainforest Alliance certification process. Contract with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), 2012.