Jon is a Principal Hydrogeologist and Hydrologist with an M.Sc.Tech. (Hons.1) from The University Of Waikato. Jon founded WWLA in 2015 after 20 years with global multi-disciplinary consultancies in Auckland and Sydney. Jon is a trusted advisor to a diverse range of clients, which has been earned through his expert understanding of many differing hydrological system responses to varying stresses, and his ability to effectively communicate complex ideas, options to solve problems, and provision of accurate and timely advice to clients.
Josh is a Senior Hydrologist who joined WWLA in 2018 with an M.Sc (Hons. 1) from The University of Waikato. Josh has four years of professional experience in coastal and river hydrodynamics and water quality modelling in Australia and the United Kingdom. Josh's skills also include environmental and modelling data analysis using programming languages such as Python and Matlab, and Geospatial Information Systems.
Graduate Contaminated Land Scientist/Hydrogeologist
Hagen is a Hydrogeological and Contaminated Land Scientist with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Geology and Earth Sciences from the University of Auckland. Hagen joined the team in 2019 and has a strong practical working background after working for two years at McMillan Drilling Group, where his role involved a range of technical duties including performing test pumping exercises on groundwater bores, downhole CCTV surveys, ground strength testing, and driller's offsider.
Contaminated Land Scientist
Principal Contaminated Land Advisor
Wendi is a Principal Contaminated Land Specialist with an M.Sc. (Hons.) from The University Of Waikato and over 23 years of professional experience in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Wendi joined WWLA in August 2018 after 20 years with Tonkin+Taylor in Auckland. Wendi’s problem-solving ethos along with her knowledge of pre and post-development contaminant levels, ground contamination-related consenting, earthworks mitigation measures and materials management are key strengths.
Hangjian is a graduate hydrogeologist who joined WWLA in 2016 with a double M.Sc. in Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management from University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). Hangjian’s expertise in water resource and agricultural land-use modelling, groundwater flow and solute transport modelling, and agricultural production and irrigation system modelling used to provide technical support for water resources planning and management. His work also focuses on environmental data analysis, processing, integration of analytical procedures using programming languages such as Python and R, and Geospatial Information Systems.
Graduate Contaminated Land Scientist
Senior Primary Industries Infrastructure Advisor
Chris is a Primary Industry Infrastructure Consultant with 17 years of professional experience across a diverse range of primary industry and land development projects. Chris is based in Tai Tokerau (Northland), joining WWLA after 13 years with WSP Opus in Christchurch, Perth and Whangarei. Chris studied civil engineering and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in Canterbury, and lately Farm and Land Management at Massey University. Chris is outcome-focused and effective in delivering pragmatic solutions for a variety of private, iwi, corporate and government entities in the primary sector.
Jacob is an Intermediate Hydrologist with a M.S. in Water Resource Engineering and specialist expertise in numerical modelling since 2009. Jacob has developed numerous hydrological model applications to evaluate groundwater, surface water, and vadose zone conditions for projects ranging from local to basin scale. His work has focused on synthesising hydrological and water use data to provide quantitative information to optimise strategies for effective water resource management, using tools such as the Department of Water Resources (California) Integrated Water Flow Model (IWFM).
Elise is a Graduate Hydrologist who joined WWLA in 2019 with a BSc double major in Earth Science and Agribusiness from the University of Waikato. Elise’s skills include surface water modelling, geospatial information systems, agri and horticultural business economics.
Louise is a principal geophysicist and hydrogeologist with an M.Sc. in geology and geophysics from the University of Missouri Rolla, USA (2000). Louise has worked in the research and consulting industries applying different geophysical techniques (mostly electrical methods) to hydrogeological analyses for 17 years in South Africa. As a consultant, Louise has applied geophysics to groundwater exploration (aquifer identification) and engineering applications (dam wall and shallow foundation surveys). Louise joined WWLA in March 2019, where she will continue to apply her geophysical and hydrogeological skills using WWLA's ABEM Terrameter LS 2 Advanced 8/81 electrical resistivity equipment.
ZHE ZHANG (JOHN)
John is a Senior Software Developer who joined WWLA in 2018. John has expertise in both front-end and back-end development. His work also includes software performance optimization and IT service support.
Senior Contaminated Land Advisor
Lauren is a senior contaminated land specialist with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Auckland. Lauren joined WWLA in 2019 after seven years of experience practicing in contaminated land following two years experience in geotechnical, geothermal and mining industries. Her experience includes providing specialist contaminated land advice on infrastructure projects and working with developers from concept to construction. Lauren enjoys working in multi-disciplinary teams to bring together a range of ideas and develop innovative solutions for her clients.