Matt is a Chartered Environmental Scientist with over 15 years of experience in water and flood management planning, environmental assessment, and biodiversity management projects in the UK and internationally. Matt is interested in the development of multiple-benefit farm and catchment management plans and potential Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes. He is a specialist in aquatic resource management and has been recently working with the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales on Natural Flood Management research and development, and catchment planning projects. Matt designs and delivers collaborative approaches and solutions; most notably the Kilnsea Wetlands Project working with farmers and local community groups to deliver a 43ha site that combines wetland and grazing marsh to support internationally designated waterfowl managed and a sustainable livestock enterprise. The project was shortlisted for a CIEEM Best Practice Award 2015.