Born in Christchurch, New Zealand
Academic Qualifications B.E.(Hons1)(Mech).            University of Canterbury 1965
Ph.D.(Civil Engineering).    University of Canterbury 1969
Professional and Memberships Fellow, Institution of Professional Engineers, NZ
Member, Royal Society of New Zealand
President, Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc. 2003-2006; Canterbury Branch Committee 2007-2008
Formerly Director, Board of the Centre for Advanced Engineering, University of Canterbury
Past Chairman, Canterbury Branch, Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand
Resource Consent Commissioner under RMA (1991) [Completed MfE “Making Good Decisons” RMA Commissioner Certification Programme in 2008, "Writing Good Decisions" in 2010 and Re-certification in 2012.]
Member, International Ecological Engineering Society
Member, N.Z. Hydrological Society.
Member, Engineers for Social Responsibility
Member, N.Z. Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science
Member, Water NZ [N.Z. Water and Wastewater Association]
1969-82                   Research Officer, Senior Research Officer,  Principal Research Officer (Soil and Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering), New Zealand Agricultural Engineering Institute (N.Z.A.E.I.) (1981-82 Project Leader, ethanol from beet R and D project).
1982-96                   Senior Lecturer, Reader (Water Resources), Natural Resources [formerly Agricultural]  Engineering Department, Lincoln University [formerly College]. Head of Department 1989-91, 1995-96.
1997-2001               Self-employed Consulting Engineer and Contract University Teacher
2002-2006               Associate Professor of Natural Resources Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury
2007-                        Self-employed Consulting Engineer
Honorary Positions 1997-2001                      Honorary Research Associate, Lincoln University
2000-2001                      Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Canterbury
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