April Lander is an Envision Sustainability Professional and independent contractor with 35 years of experience. April is a leader who builds international partnerships, provides strategic advice, delivers training, and directs programs and projects in the engineering, environmental, emergency management, health, education, social and sustainable development fields to improve quality of life outcomes.
April is known for taking on unprecedented challenges and world-firsts. She was instrumental in creating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) project development framework for environmental infrastructure certification resulting in the first institution to require infrastructure projects to meet sustainable development criteria. She also actively participated in the development of the first standard for international transboundary water quality management and the first earthquake land repair process after the devastating Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes.
April has been an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 25 years. She is the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Representative to the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC), an ASCE Region 10 Governor 2015-2021, Past President of the ASCE New Zealand Group, and active in numerous sustainable engineering activities including building the capacity of engineers to construct sustainable infrastructure and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the civil engineering community. At ACECC, April is involved with several technical committees and is the Chair of TC-26 Climate Change, Water Resources, and Sustainable Development; Vice-Chair of TC-24 Gender and Development in Infrastructure; and a member of TC-14 Sustainable Infrastructure and TC-27 Interdisciplinary Strategic Foresight for Infrastructure.
April a dual US/New Zealand citizen and has a Master’s Degree from Duke University. She lives near Christchurch, New Zealand.