Jon is a Water Resource Engineer with 8 years experience in hydraulic modelling and hydrological studies. His extensive numerical modelling and analytical skills have been used to design, optimise and assess a diverse range of projects for private sector clients and local and regional authorities.
Jon has carried out numerous dam breach assessments using both numerical modelling and empirical approaches for dams in New Zealand and overseas. Examples of dams that have incorporated the numerical modelling approach include the Kaituna canal embankment (BoP), Omaka dam (Marlborough), Patea Dam (Taranaki), Ambuklao Dam (Philippines) and Binga dam (Philippines). Jon provided expert witness testimony at the Council hearing for the 18 million m3 Omaka Dam.