Stantec New Zealand
Where From – Where Now – Where to
Thirty years ago Jim had a dream! It was about setting up New Zealand’s first Trade Waste Workshop which he did and facilitated it for a number of years. With his extensive knowledge and experience of the New Zealand wastewater scene we are fortunate that Jim can take us on a journey of where we have come from, where we are today and where we are heading. Jim’s address will traverse some history; the local authority/trade waste discharger interactions; NZ’s Waste Strategy and Trade Waste Bylaws; the RMA journey; cleaner production pre-treatment and treatment needs; resource recovery; Māori culture considerations and pending water reforms.
Jim has a distinguished 49 year professional career with consultants Stantec and their predecessor companies. He works for local authorities and industries throughout NZ in the three waters fields specialising in wastewater management projects. Passionate about sustainable development, Jim has given over 80 national and international papers and presentations, many of which were keynotes. He has participated in a number of national and international advisory groups, technical committees, and industry associated organisations.
Jim was made a Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand in 2016. He is also a Diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a Life Member of the New Zealand Water and Waste Association and of the Waste Management Institute of New Zealand. Jim was the winner of the IPENZ Supreme Technical Award for Engineering Achievers 2004 in the Sustainability and Clean Technology category, the inaugural winner of the IPENZ William Pickering Award for Engineering Excellence and was also the inaugural winner of our Trade and Industrial Waste Forums Environmental Champion.