Sewer and drainage systems are critical infrastructure, helping protect health and communities. While they're invisible to most people, to Ali they're his specialty, and one he takes pride in. Ali leads the drainage modelling team in Wellington, New Zealand, managing standalone and multi-disciplinary projects from a technical perspective.
He understands clients' issues, scopes the project, and knows which talents to assign to specific roles. With expertise using robust modelling software, Ali and his team can build models, set up simulations, run thousands of complex hydrological and hydraulic calculations, interpret the results, assess network issues, and identify and solve network problems.
Ali has worked around the world modelling wastewater systems. For UK's drainage and wastewater management plans, he was lead modeller for solution development on the Beckton Catchment, one of the largest wastewater catchments in Europe. Locally, he’s worked on the model builds and calibrations for Central Hawke’s Bay and Nelson councils.
Outside work Ali is a “foodie,” and he enjoys trying new food and beverages, watching sport, and hanging out with his partner.