Kevin provides groundwater management services to a broad range of public and private sector clients in New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.
Kevin's area of expertise is construction dewatering assessments. He is passionate about working collaboratively with geotechnical engineers and contributing to the design of multi-level basements, tunnels, and trenches during consenting, preliminary design, and detailed design stages. He regularly develops moderately complex Analytic Element Method (AEM) groundwater models to estimate groundwater inflow rates, drawdown, and ground settlement effects.
Many of Kevin's projects involve protecting drinking water supplies from contamination and quantity shortages. The main challenges and risks are associated with population growth, climate change, and ageing infrastructure. To address these, Kevin develops source protection zones and conducts catchment-scale risk assessments for new and existing public water supply borefields.
Kevin's work in the groundwater sustainability sector involves completing technical assessments to ensure that proposed groundwater pumping rates: are sustainable in terms of a naturally replenishing water source; do not impact existing groundwater users; and do not have adverse effects on the environment, such as depletion of rivers and/ or inundation of saline water into aquifers near the coast.