For Vanessa, an environmental scientist/hydrogeologist with 17 years' experience in consultancy, finding and responsibly managing water resources for clients is a passion. She has worked on projects as diverse as locating new aquifer bore holes for townships in Queensland, to investigating feasible alternatives to supply the Wellington region in the event of disruption to water mains by earthquakes.
Vanessa also has experience in investigations of soil and groundwater for contamination, including site remediation. She has carried out a number of hydrogeological and water supply investigations in both Australia and New Zealand, ranging from groundwater exploration within remote arid locations, to dewatering investigations within low-lying coastal areas under development.
She is motivated by, and passionate about, improving our environment for the present and future. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys walks with her partner and dog, and catching up with friends for a craft beer or two.