Neil Thomas


Service Leader - Groundwater

Neil is a hydrogeologist with 14 years’ experience.  His key skills are in regional and local scale groundwater modelling.  Neil has also been involved in a wide range of consenting projects in New Zealand and specifically Christchurch, including presenting evidence at hearings.  He is also involved with the technical review of consent applications on behalf of several regional councils. 

Neil’s role at PDP involves working on a wide range of groundwater management issues including assessments of groundwater quality and quantity within Canterbury, and elsewhere in New Zealand.  These include the effects of land use and activities on groundwater and the interaction between groundwater and surface waterways.  Neil has extensive experience of groundwater models including detailed uncertainty analysis, gained both in New Zealand and in the UK.