Research Priority Leader – Land and Water, Landcare Research
Andrew Fenemor is a hydrologist and water management researcher at Landcare Research, Nelson with over 30 years’ experience in catchment management, hydrology, water policy and RMA decision-making. His research interests include:
Between 2002 and 2011 Andrew led the Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) research programme based in the Motueka catchment (see http://icm.landcareresearch.co.nz/). Prior to that, he held various water and environmental management roles at Tasman District Council and predecessor organisations, as well as in the US.
Of relevance to this NZAIA conference is Andrew’s work as an RMA commissioner to decide the consents for large irrigation developments including the 60000ha Central Plains Water project, changes to the Rakaia Water Conservation Order, and most recently the 58000ha Hurunui Water Project. He is also contracted to the Waimea Water Augmentation (Lee Community Dam) project, and is researching the design of collaborative water management processes in the Wheel of Water and Values, Monitoring & Outcomes research programmes.
Dr Nic Peet
Group Manager, Strategy and Regulations, Horizons Regional Council
Nic grew up in the sunny island of Guernsey. He trained as an ecologist and completed a PhD from the University of East Anglia in the UK. Since arriving in New Zealand in 2000 Nic has worked for the Department of Conservation on threatened species and as an area manager in Whanganui. Nic is currently Group Manager Strategy & Regulation at Horizons Regional Council.
Dr Jon Roygard
Freshwater and Science Manager, Horizons Regional Council
Dr Jon Roygard has over a decade of experience working for Horizons Regional Council. During that time he has had a key role in the development of science behind the One Plan as well as managing the freshwater work as part of the Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord. He leads and manages the science programme at Horizons, which includes research in relation to land, water, air, biodiversity, and fluvial resources and Horizons’ State of the Environment and policy effectiveness monitoring programmes. He has authored and co-authored a range of scientific reports and publications, including technical reports to support Horizons One Plan.