GNS Sciences
Stewart Cameron (Acting programme leader), Chris Daughney,
Paul White, Uwe Morgenstern, Zara Rawlinson
(physical/chemical hydrology, 3D geological characterisation of groundwater systems,
numerical modelling, geophysics, groundwater-surface water interaction,
aquifer hydraulics and water dating)
Paris-Lodron University Salzburg,
Interfaculty Department for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS):
 (data interoperability, spatial analysis, sensor observation services)
Royal HaskoningDHV:
Floris Verhagen (groundwater-surface water interaction)
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Rogier Westerhoff (remote sensing)
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Key Stakeholders

Target groups of our research are stakeholders, decision makers and politicians in need of a sound decision support system. Currently we have identified the following organisations as the primary end-users of our research:

  • Auckland Council
  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Environment Southland
  • Environment Waikato
  • Gisborne District Council
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Hawkes Bay Regional Council
  • Iwi and Maori Groups
  • Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
  • Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council (Horizons)
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Ministry for the Environment
  • Ministry of Primary Industries
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Otago Regional Council
  • Taranaki Regional Council
  • Tasman District Council
  • West Coast Regional Council

Advisory Board

Guidance from a stakeholder advisory panel will ensure that our outputs are of the highest technical calibre while also being relevant and properly structured for rapid end-user uptake. Members of the advisory panel are:

EU panel members
Rob Ward, Head of Groundwater Science, British Geological Survey
Michael Butts, Head of Innovation in Water Resources and Lane Management, DHI-WASY
Marc Bierkens, Geographical Hydrology department chair, Utrecht University

NZ panel members
John Hadfield, Senior Groundwater Scientist, Waikato Regional Council
Ken Taylor, Director of Investigations and Monitoring, Environment Canterbury
Vera Power, Manager, Ministry for the Environment