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Zeb Etheridge


School of Earth and Environment

06 November 2023

Zeb Etheridge, Principal Water Resource Scientist and founder of Kōmanawa Solutions and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Canterbury, has 25 years experience in water resource science and management, spanning contamination and water quality, surface water and groundwater resources, numerical modelling, groundwater source protection, managed aquifer recharge, ground-source energy systems, water supply engineering, climate change impact assessment and mine water management.

After graduating with Distinction in MSc Water Resources, his career path has encompassed contaminant risk analysis and mitigation for major hazard contamination sources, water resource impact assessments for invaluable  water resources such as the World Heritage Bath Hot Springs (UK), water management design to remedy mine discharge impacts, water supply design and optimisation for MOD bases across the UK and delivery of blue-ribbon groundwater science to support water quality management of the Christchurch city aquifer.

“My goal is to deliver excellent science to support the wise stewardship of our environment, for us and our children after us. I strongly believe in open and honest science communication to inform the increasingly challenging natural resource management decisions we are now facing. I’m passionate about working together, across the social, cultural and political spectrum, to forge a prosperous future and thriving natural environment. I combine a clear vision of the pathway to achieving successful project outcomes with dedication to on-time delivery and out-of-the box thinking, to help my clients, partners and employers achieve success.”

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