Hilary Lough


Technical Director - Water Resources

Hilary is an environmental engineer with 13 years of experience working on a wide range of civil and environmental engineering projects including groundwater, water supply, wastewater and stormwater projects. She is experienced in managing projects from the feasibility stage through to detailed site investigation including field testing & analysis, resource consent procurement including presentation of expert evidence at consent hearings, conceptual and detailed design and construction management.

Hilary is recognised for her specialised skills in managing investigations and assessments relating to groundwater issues, including groundwater-surface water interaction, impacts of abstraction from and discharge to groundwater and contaminant transport, including nutrients, through soil and groundwater. She is skilled in numerical and analytical groundwater modelling. She completed her Masters in Civil Engineering in 2004 on groundwater-surface water interaction and she continues to conduct research in this area and provides advice to Council and other organisations.