Paul is our hydrology expert. Having graduated with degrees in Zoology and Soil and Water Engineering, Paul has worked for SEPA since 1990. 25 years’ experience in hydrology, including data collection and analysis of hydrological data including publication of peer reviewed academic papers. Expert knowledge in scientific and technical support to environmental regulation and policy development within SEPA; including European Water Framework Directive (2000) and derived primary and secondary Scottish Legislation (2003-2011). 15 years management experience, most recently as North Team leader within the Hydrology Water Resources Unit. The Water Resource Unit, has developed and maintains the guidance for and assesses all the hydrological requirements submitted by developers in order to obtain authorisation to construct and operate Hydro Power schemes, it also undertakes post construction compliance audits. Resident in Ullapool since 1988 and in spare time manage and undertake voluntary wildlife surveys, principally birds (including 2007-11 National Atlas) but also Bats and other mammals.