Groundwater – Research and Legacy

Groundwater – Research and Legacy


Attendees can also view the presentation remotely (via Zoom meeting). A unique access link will be sent to registrants on the morning of the event.
If you are unable to attend on the day, the session will be recorded and available to view later.


ALGA invites you along to a series of short presentations related to groundwater – research and practice! This is a fantastic chance to see the variety of interesting work in the groundwater space and, as always, is a great opportunity to get chatting to everyone in your industry, whatever your career or study level.


Presentation 1 - Martin Robertson

Martin is Z Energy's Environmental Manager and, as a consultant, specialised in contaminant hydrogeology through the 1990s and beyond. His talk will cover contaminant Hydrogeology 101 - the basics of our main aquifer types and how contaminants behave in the subsurface.


Presentation 2 - Kim Wepasnick and Katy Grant

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) as part of its vast proprty portfolio, manages several land parcels around New Zealand which were former public works sites and have been impacted by variable levels of contamination from historical activities. 
One of these sites is located outside Hanmer Springs and was occupied by an experimental timber treatment plant until the 1970s. The legacy of contamination at this site includes floating evidence of free product, groundwater plumes of pentachlorophenol (PCP) and TPH, and uncontrolled landfilling. 
Pattle Delamore Partners (PDP) has been working with LINZ to manage and monitor the risks associated with this site for 20 years. 
This presentation, by Katy Grant of PDP, will detail the work undertaken, the results and risks such as the potential impacts of a major earthquake.


Presentation 3 - Dr Uwe Morgenstern

Since 1998, Dr Morgenstern has led the Isotope Hydrology team and managed the Water Dating Laboratory at GNS Science. His scientific expertise centres on the use of isotopic methods, such as tritium and 32Si, for determination of the age of water, ice, and sediments. The information derived from the age measurements is crucial for the reconstruction and understanding of historical climatic conditionas globally, and for management of groundwater and surface water resources.


The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. Drinks and nibbles will be served during the networking session.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Cliftons Venues
Level 28, 100 Willis Street
Wellington Central


FEES (incl. GST):
ALGA Member $51.75
ALGA Student Member $25.90
Everyone else $103.50

Tuesday 20 April, 10 am

Up to 2.5 CPD points

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