Projects (examples)

Site assessment, engineering design and resource consent applications of more than 650 conventional and ecologically engineered on-site and cluster wastewater systems – septic tank systems, advanced treatment systems, constructed wetlands, composting toilets, greywater treatment systems – for single homes, cluster housing and institutions.

  • Technical advisor (sewage and water) for the Cooks Islands Marine Resources Institutional Strengthening project (CIMRIS), NZAID project, subcontract to ANZDEC and LI Ltd: 2006 – current.
  • Technical advisor (water, sanitation and hygiene in villages) to NZAID projects: Development of sustainable water supply and wastewater treatment systems for Fijian villages; WASH Koro and Wai Votua; subcontract to NIWA, Hamilton: 2007 – current.
  • Risk assessment and mitigation for wastewater and water supply, coastal settlement for Kapiti Coast District Council (2004/5).
  • Design and consenting of wastewater and stormwater services for 9 rural schools in Canterbury for the Ministry of Education, South Canterbury.
  • Wastewater site assessment, risk assessment and mitigation, system design and evaluation of a number South Island DOC sites.
  • Between 2006 to 2012, contracted to the Christchurch City Council to carry out detailed engineering evaluation of land application options for the following communities:
    • Lyttelton Harbour catchment communities, 10,000 p.e (population equivalent)
    • Akaroa township (Banks Peninsula), peak 3500 p.e
    • Duvauchelle settlement, (Banks Peninsula), 500 p.e
  • Appointed member of the Management Audit Group for the On-site Effluent Treatment (OSET) National Testing Programme (based in Rotorua).
  • Assist with the organisation and presentation of 2 to 3 day training courses on on-site wastewater water topics in conjunction with the Centre for Environmental Training (CET, Offices in Newcastle, New South Wales). Since 2002 more than 50 courses have been offered throughout NZ, Australia and Rarotonga.
  • Customized training for industry, territorial and regional authorities and WATSAN, Rarotonga.
  • Member of a national Steering Committee and co-author for the preparation of a handbook for small scale integrated sewage and wastewater management systems, organised by the Ministry for the Environment (2002)
  • Technical evidence to the Environment Court on land disposal of wastewater (Blenheim, 2004)
  • Research contract with Lincoln University Tourism Recreation, Research and Education Centre – impact of tourism on small town water, wastewater and waste services. Principal technical research co-ordinator responsible for field work and data gathering, data analysis and report writing. Study areas included West Coast and Akaroa, Hanmer and Kaikoura. (2002, 2003).
  • Preparation of application for Sanitary Works Subsidy Scheme (Banks Peninsula District Council)2000/2002
  • Reviewing of a number wastewater servicing options for Councils and Institutions
  • Team member for the Charette Community Consultation and Planning process for Shotover Community, Queenstown Lake District Council, (May 1995)
  • Consultant to Common Ground on ecological urban design for a Little River, (Banks Peninsula), Landcare village, (Lincoln),) and Hornby (Christchurch). (2000/2002)