Nicole Holland joined Holland & Associates in 2011, after having worked in the environmental department of a large civil engineering firm for the past seven years. Nicole Holland has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental and Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town, specializing in Environmental Management. She has 16 years of experience in the environmental management field and has compiled and managed numerous environmental investigations including Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Plans/Programmes (EMP), waste management license application processes, as well as applications for amendments of environmental authorizations.
Nicole has played a leading role in the development of a number of important strategic environmental planning policies including the development of an Integrated Environmental Programme for the West Coast District; the compilation of a water resource protection sub-strategy for the Olifants Doring Catchment Management Plan; as well as the development of an information document on environmental legislation and its associated implications, for the Drakenstein Municipalities’ Civil Engineering Services Department.
Nicole has extensive experience in managing environmental impact assessments including, amongst others, wastewater treatment works, wind energy facilities, water supply dams, housing and resort developments, cemeteries, road upgrades, pipelines, waste sites, and a cement manufacturing plant. Nicole has also undertaken the independent review of a number of Scoping and Environmental Impact Reports and has been involved in a broad spectrum of other environmental work including Environmental Auditing, the drafting of Environmental Management Programs, and Environmental Control Officer Work.
Nicole is a registered Professional Natural Scientist (Environmental Scientist) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and is an active member of the South African affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIAsa). Nicole is also a founder member of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners of South Africa (EAPASA)