We have monitoring specialists who can assess and evaluate your environmental and process activities.
Our team can provide the latest technical monitoring advice, and design and construct cost-effective monitoring solutions that are tailored to meet your needs.
We provide a range of monitoring services for water, air, and soil environments. We have provided monitoring services to New Zealand councils, and a diverse range of industrial and commercial clients. Our team have the expertise to design monitoring stations, equipment to collect your data and software to analyse and manage your monitoring data to the New Zealand National Environmental Monitoring Standards (NEMS).
Services that we provide:
- Air/landfill gas monitoring
- Water quantity and quality monitoring
- Stormwater treatment device performance/maintenance assessments
- Proprietary device evaluations
- Environmental effects assessment & remote sensing
- Environmental monitoring station design and builds
- Telemetry services, data management and auditing following NEMS
- Safety and design reporting to support long-term monitoring station operation
- Sediment transport monitoring
Water Quality and Quantity Assessments
The assessments of water quality effects and/or water quantity (flow rates) from site discharges, assessment of a treatment device performance or the understanding of a treatment device’s maintenance needs are common conditions required with resource consents.
We have the specialist expertise and experience to understand the monitoring requirements and provide sound technical advice and staff to achieve these consent requirements. We are also able to meet your temporal and spatial water quality trend analysis needs.
We have experience with:
- Scientific design of water quality and water quantity monitoring programmes per NEMS
- Flow monitoring using the latest Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler technology
- Water quality monitoring and data interpretation and analysis of all common water quality parameters
- Ultra-trace water quality monitoring that is compliant with US EPA 1669 sampling techniques for emerging contaminants
- Sediment load assessments using New Zealand-recognised sampling equipment and methodologies
- Regional council liaison and preparing environmental effects assessments and monitoring plans to meet resource consent requirements
- Research and evaluation assessments for current and future stormwater proprietary treatment devices
- Provision of expert evidence for hearings, District Court and the Environment Court
- Training your staff to do water quantity and quality monitoring
Design and Installation of Monitoring Stations
We can design and install monitoring stations to meet your needs. We can prepare a ‘Safety in Design’ report to demonstrate that your station has considered the requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 2015.
Our specialists understand the latest monitoring equipment available. We design and install simple monitoring stations right through to complex remote monitoring stations that require telemetry services.
We have experience with:
- Monitoring equipment specification and station design
- Safety in design reports
- Monitoring station installation and project supervision
- Telemetry; including SCADA and GPRS networks
Strategic Director - Clients & Markets
Hamish is an environmental scientist with over 16 years of experience working in consultancy, council and treatment design environments. He is the President of the New Zealand Trade and Industrial Waters Forum and a member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Hamish is experienced in Stormwater / Trade Waste management policies and procedures for sites and catchments, designing treatment and management solutions for stormwater and or industrial wastewater discharges, stormwater catchment investigations, and Bylaw reviews with public consultation.
Group Director - Water Resources
Hayden is a water resources scientist with more than 20 years of experience working in consultancy and for regional authorities. He has a wealth of experience in water resources management, hydrological analysis, and the assessment of discharges to freshwater and coastal environments. Having specialist monitoring experience, Hayden has carried out many complex water quality and water quantity assessments for various clients across New Zealand.
Hayden has been involved in many stormwater and water quality peer review projects for local and regional councils assessing large-scale infrastructure and land-use change. He has prepared and presented evidence at resource consent and plan change hearings.
Strategic Director - Technology & Innovation
David is an Environmental Engineer with over 30 years of consulting experience in environmental management, contaminated land assessment and remediation, resource consent applications, consent compliance management, and project delivery.
David’s expertise and experience encompass property pre-purchase and pre-sale environmental and consenting due diligence; environmental approvals and site assessments for infrastructure development; asset management compliance monitoring and environmental auditing; soil, groundwater and air contamination investigation and risk assessment (human health and environmental); risk-based assessment and management of environmental effects; environmental asset inventories; environmental monitoring field work scoping, Safety management, quality control, and coordination; risk-based contamination management option prioritisation and selection; remediation system design and implementation; environmental management support for facility closure and decommissioning; and effective project management including coordinating multi-disciplinary project teams.
David works closely with PDP’s Geospatial and Remote Sensing teams developing environmental data acquisition, analysis and communication solutions for clients to enhance project efficiency, safety and quality.
Technical Director - Water Quality
Technical Director - Water Quality
Cameron has 18 years of multi-disciplinary environmental experience primarily in the field of stormwater quality monitoring and improvements. His academic qualifications in Geography, Sustainable Practice and Environmental Management have led to a broad environmental career in industrial sites, primary industries, Defence, territorial authorities and regional councils in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Cameron is heading up the Environmental Management section of PDP’s Hawkes Bay/Gisborne office. Available to work on numerous and diverse environmental management projects. He works with a client base including private landowners, industrial processors, catchment care groups, Māori entities, developers, planners, local councils, central government, and multi-national companies.
Group Director - Water Infrastructure
Steve is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience in the energy industry in both technical and management roles throughout New Zealand. He has extensive experience in early-stage technology screening, development of industrial biomass-based energy solutions, combustion of fuels and quantification of emissions. Steve also has significant experience in the full lifecycle of project development from concept development, environmental investigations, stakeholder management, consenting, detailed design, health and safety, construction, site management, regulatory reporting, site closure and rehabilitation.
Steve currently works on a variety of projects in the air discharge and energy sector that are undertaken out of the Christchurch office.