Projects

Examples of specific assignments

 

Current areas of work include:

  • Independent Resource Management Act hearings Commissioner;
  • Air quality management and related fields, including mentoring of young professionals
  • Independent reviews of the environmental performance of industrial enterprises;
  • Institutional strengthening and capacity building via international development assistance projects; and
  • The science and management of climate change issues.

 

  • New Zealand

    Preparation for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council of a review of reports prepared by consultants of Oji Fibre Solutions, Kawerau, regarding odour discharges from the Kraft Pulp Mills

  • New Zealand

    Preparation of an input report, and follow-up work, for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council on a discharges-to-air incident at the Ballance Agri-nutrients Acidulation Den of the Phosphatic Fertiliser Plant, Mt Maunganui

  • Philippines/ China

    A comprehensive peer review for Clean Air Asia (based in Metro Manila, the Philippines), of a draft report on the control of discharges to air of Volatile Organic Compounds in the PRC/China

  • Philippines

    Preparation for the Asian Development Bank of a report providing case studies of measures to combat local air quality problems, mitigate climate change, and address the Sustainable Development Goals

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Environment Canterbury (the Canterbury Regional Council) to provide preliminary advice on fine particles and silica air quality monitoring at Canterbury quarries, including criteria to assess the significance of the results.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Armatec Environmental Ltd to review draft technical reports.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Newmont Waihi/OceanaGold as an independent consultant to prepare technical reports, to give evidence at resource consent hearings, to review the results of air quality monitoring and to facilitate scientific assessments of impacts.

  • Philippines

    International Consultant on inputs to the ADB-funded Metro Manila Air Quality Program; engaged by the World Bank to prepare the Philippines Environment Monitor 2002 (Air Quality); engaged by Swisscontact to evaluate their Manila air quality project.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Transit/New Zealand Transport Agency to provide expert evidence to hearings on road building projects and use, and policy on air quality assessments for state highway projects.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council as a hearings Commissioner for sulphuric acid manufacture.

  • New Zealand

    Part author of the Ministry of Transport report on the Health Effects due to Motor Vehicle Air Pollution in New Zealand.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by the Waikato Regional Council as a hearings Commissioner, and to process applications for resource consents for geothermal power stations and Kraft pulp mills.

  • New Zealand

    Member/Team Leader of the (two-person) North Shore City Council/WaterCare Services Peer Review Panel for the Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant.

  • Pan Asia

    Regular attendee at the Better Air Quality (BAQ) conferences, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.

  • Indonesia

    Engaged by the Asian Development Bank to prepare air quality policy, and to address the environmental aspects of a loan preparation regarding natural gas for vehicles.

  • Viet Nam

    Team member to address the environmental aspects of a World Bank loan preparation regarding road safety improvement.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by the Otago Regional Council as a hearings Commissioner for sulphuric acid and phosphatic fertiliser, Portland cement manufacture, animal rendering, and sewage sludge drying processes.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by the Waitakere City Council to advise on the air quality issues of reverse sensitivity related to proposed land use plan changes, and by the Matamata Piako District Council to review the Development Concept Plan of Evonik Degussa Peroxide, Morrinsville.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Living Earth Limited to advise on odours from greenwaste composting, and by the Thames-Coromandel District Council on odour control associated with the co-composting of greenwaste and biosolids.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Winstone Limited to review the ambient air monitoring programme at Three Kings Quarry, Auckland.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by the Auckland Regional Council in a mediation role regarding PVL Proteins Limited, and as a Member/Team Leader of the (two-person) Peer Review Panel for PVL Proteins.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by the Nelson City Council (a unitary council) as the sole hearings Commissioner for hearings related to the Nelson Air Quality Plan.

  • New Zealand

    Member of the Ministerial Technical Advisory Group to review the National Air Quality Standards.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by the Greater Wellington Regional Council as a hearings Commissioner for a sludge dewatering facility and a steel & aluminum can manufacturing and painting plant.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Contact Energy Limited and by Streamlined Environmental to, respectively, evaluate tenders to reduce hydrogen sulphide discharges in cooling water and to peer review a Draft report on Heat and Mercury Reduction Options, at the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.

  • New Zealand

    Team member/internal peer reviewer of the Health Research Council update of Health  and Air Pollution in New Zealand (HAPiNZ).

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Genesis Energy in an overarching independent peer review role of the air quality aspects of the re-consenting of Huntly Thermal Power Station, including consultation processes. and follow-up peer review work

  • Switzerland

    Attendee at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, International Society of Exposure Science and International Society of Indoor Air Quality Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West, conference, in Basel.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged by Auckland Council to prepare an Air Quality Index for Auckland.

  • Australia

    Engaged by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to carry out an independent assessment of the Linc Energy Underground Coal Gasification Plant Flare.

  • New Zealand

    A Keynote speaker on The Current State of Environmental Management after 22 years of the Resource Management Act 1991, New Zealand Trade & Industrial Waste Forum conference, Hamilton.

  • New Zealand

    Engaged to produce an air quality assessment to accompany an application for a Discharges into Air Permit for the Yashili Milk Spray Driers at Pokeno.

  • New Zealand

    A Keynote speaker on The Current State of Environmental Management after 22 years of the Resource Management Act 1991, New Zealand Trade & Industrial Waste Forum conference, Hamilton.