Dr Andrew   Dansie
Senior Lecturer

Dr Andrew Dansie

Sch: Civil & Environmental Eng

Dr Andrew Dansie (Dansie) is a Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering. He has 13 years of experience in the water and development sector spanning the private sector, multilateral organisations, universities and an NGO. His time as a Research Fellow with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health saw him work with projects and partners across six continents. As Project Director of a four-year global assessment of transboundary water projects, he coordinated over 100 scientists and stakeholders to better understand the scientific needs for managing the world’s rivers, lakes, aquifers, coastal and ocean environments. Dansie completed his PhD at the University of Oxford. His research was on the marine fertilisation affect of dust originating from ephemeral rivers in Southern Africa. Dansie completed his Masters at the University of Adelaide, where was the Medal recipient for outstanding research, and holds a BSc from Flinders University in South Australia. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Oxford and is on the UNDP vetted expert roster for international freshwater resources management.

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  • Journal articles | 2018
    Dansie AP; Thomas DSG; Wiggs GFS; Munkittrick KR, 2018, 'Spatial variability of ocean fertilizing nutrients in the dust-emitting ephemeral river catchments of Namibia', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 43, pp. 563 - 578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.4207
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dansie A; Wiggs GFS; Thomas DSG, 2017, 'Iron and nutrient content of wind-erodible sediment in the ephemeralriver valleys of Namibia', Geomorphology, vol. 290, pp. 335 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.03.016
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dansie AP; Wiggs GFS; Thomas DSG; Washington R, 2017, 'Measurements of windblown dust characteristics and ocean fertilization potential: The ephemeral river valleys of Namibia', Aeolian Research, vol. 29, pp. 30 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2017.08.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Thomas DSG; Durcan JA; Dansie A; Wiggs GFS, 2017, 'Holocene fluvial valley fill sources of atmospheric mineral dust in the Skeleton Coast, Namibia', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 42, pp. 1884 - 1894, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.4151
  • Reports | 2018
    Dansie A; Schmeidl S; Spurway K; Chin M; Leslie G, 2018, Australia-Vietnam Water Utilities Twinning Program Monitoring Report, University of New South Wales Global Water Institute, Sydney
  • Other | 2020
    Dansie A, 2020, GEF LME:LEARN (2019) CoastSnap and Ridge to Reef Project Twinning Workshop: Experience Note, https://iwlearn.net/resolveuid/f48a14ca-8174-4472-94d6-af1085f45c3e
    Conference Posters | 2018
    Dansie A; Leslie G, 2018, 'Source to Sea: Water, sediment and nutrient fluxes in the Pacific Environment', presented at The Pacific Islands Science, Technology and Resources Network Conference 2018, 10 July 2018 - 13 July 2018


Full Clarendon Fund Scholarship, University of Oxford (2012 - 2016)  

University of Oxford Vice Chancellors Fund (2016)

Thomas Linacre Studentship (2014), Linacre College, University of Oxford

Full special ICAR-8 Student Conference Award (2014), International Society of Aeolian Research (ISAR) 

Masters Medal Recipient (2005), Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide