Kevin is a Hydrogeologist at Tonkin and Taylor where he provides groundwater management services for a range of public and private sector clients in New Zealand.
Many of Kevin’s projects involve protecting and securing drinking water from contamination and water supply shortages. These projects help regional and district councils understand, manage and protect their aquifers, as part of their wider drive to implement multi-barrier approaches to maximise water security and resilience to 2050 and beyond. Kevin also provides technical support for private resource consent applications related to groundwater. These consents aim to ensure that proposed pumping rates are sustainable for future generations, do not impact existing groundwater users, and do not have adverse effects on natural or built environments.
Kevin is passionate about aquifer mechanics and use of groundwater modelling software to estimate groundwater inflow rates and drawdown in construction dewatering assessments. Kevin has recently adopted the use of novel analytical methods to solve groundwater problems, and he currently coordinates applied research and development in this technical area.