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  • US Registered Civil Engineer and Certified Water Treatment Operator, with extensive Pacific Island (Hawaii, Guam, CNMI, Palau, RMI, FSM) Drinking Water (DW) and Water Resource Management (WRM) experience. 24 years with the US Environmental Protection Agency in a wide range of DW and WRM activities, in California, Hawaii and Micronesia. 2 years as the sole Engineer for the Palau Environmental Quality Protection Board, on all environmental programs. Experienced in all aspects of DW and WRM activities–project and program planning, management; monitoring and evaluation; water system/utility treatment, distribution, O&M assessment, engineering design, construction, operations; operator and management training, maintenance, financing; grant writing and grant oversight. Planning for and providing emergency response actions, for typhoons and other disasters, including Hurricane Katrina (USA); Typhoon Chata’an; (Guam); and Typhoon Haiyan (Palau).

  • Civil and Structural Engieer
    NRW Macallan (Fiji) Ltd

    I have over 9 years experience in the field of engineering and construction.

    I have undertaken roles from project manager to structural and civil design engineer for residential & commercial projects in urban and remote locations in Fiji, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Nauru.

  • Civil engineer
    NRW Specialsts Pty Ltd (Australia)

    David Cox has extensive experience in water, wastewater and civil infrastructure works. His experience includes Master Planning, utility assessments, project management, program management, Capital Works Program Assessments, detailed design, construction supervision, contract management extending from feasibility studies through to Team Leader/Project Manager roles in international projects. He has particular skills in infrastructure development, water and wastewater supply, non-revenue water (NRW), utility management and commercial services provision arrangements.

    David is a Director and founder of NRW Specialists Pty Ltd and has degrees in civil engineering, law and business.

  • I have over 20 years experience in the field of environmental science; specifically focusing on impact assessments of developments in the areas of infrastructure and energy. My expertise although specifically in the area of geology has expanded to cover community development as the study of EIA now encompasses both environmental and social factors of affected communities. My strength in conducting EIA is based on my great understanding of natural processes through the study of geology which allows me to suggest timely mitigation measures to minimize identified impacts of the project on the environment. My working experiences in the petroleum industry gave me great understanding of their operational procedures and likely impacts of fume and leakages on the environment, especially the groundwater lens. My clients range from national (i.e. Tonga) ministries and corporations to regional and international agencies

  • Matt is a Sustainability Planner with 30 years of experience in local governance, environmental planning, development planning, climate change and sustainable development programmes and development management projects. His experience in all levels of government has centred on community development frameworks, the integrating of environment and development (decision-making), participatory land use planning and governance. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in: vulnerability assessments, risk management, adaptation approaches and methods, capacity needs assessments (CNAs) and NRM Policy development, as well as technical skills in impact assessment, coastal management, GIS/Remote sensing, soil and water management, and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of programmes and projects. Matt has lead teams in rural development, climate change adaptation, integrated coastal management, disaster risk reduction, poverty alleviation, sustainable tourism, urban development and land use planning

  • My area of expertise is in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering specializing in;
    • water resources engineering and integrated management,
    • civil and environmental engineering design of infrastructures,
    • environmental risk assessment and minimization, climate change analysis,
    • urban hydrology, water demand forecasting and allocation framework,
    • hydrological, hydraulic and watershed modelling,
    • system dynamic and model development.
    Qualifications: Ph.D (Env Eng). University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia, ME. The University of Auckland, BE. Unitec Institute of Tech
    Employment History:

    HARC, Melbourne
    Senior Water Resources Engineer – Candor3 Ltd, NZ, 2014 – Present.
    Quest Lecturer – Unitec Institute of Technology, NZ, 2014 – Present.
    Research Fellow: UoM, Australia, 2014.
    Fellow/Lecturer: BYU, USA, 2012 – 2013.
    Water Resources Engineer: Division of Water Resources, Utah, USA, 2013 – 2014.
    Tutor: UoM, 2008 - 2010.
    Env Engineer: Wood & Partners Consultants Ltd, 2007.

  • Over 27 years of experience on international development projects, focusing on coastal management, ICZM, coastal adaption, climate policy, wetland biodiversity management and catchment management. Over 12 years’ experience of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) including programmes that involve participatory planning processes, conducting feasibility studies, the assessment climate change and small island state environmental management and the design of programme implementation involving climate change.Over 10 years’ experience in institutional assessment and identification of capacity and organisational constraints within public administration, private sector, civil society (mostly in small island states). Extensive knowledge of donor agency development policies relating to disaster risk, climate change and coastal adaptation. Strong working experience for SPREP since 2011 in Tuvalu, Tonga, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Fiji, FSM, Samoa. Strong experience in many other SIDs globally.

  • Employment Record:
    To (year) Employer Positions held
    2015 Tonga Water Board Manager - Engineering
    2013 Tonga Water Board Planning Engineer
    2009 Tonga Rugby Football Union / Ministry of Environment & Climate Change National Head Coach / Local Consultant
    2007 Tonga Water Board Acting Chief Engineer/Planning Engineer
    2002 Tonga Water Board Planning Engineer
    2000 Full time student, Civil & Environmental Engineering Senior Technical Officer
    1998 Tonga Water Board Senior Technical Officer
    Full Time Student (Diploma Water Supply Engineering, UK Student (Loughborough Uni)
    1987 Tonga Water Board Technical Assistant (Works)
    Consultancy Experience
    2015 National Consultant (Water Resource & Supply) Tonga Nation Communication 1&2 and 3
    2015 National Consultant (Tonga PACC) Hihifo Water Supply Design
    National Consultant (Tonga PACC) Project Engineer & Supervision
    National Consultant (Tonga PACC) PACC Hihifo Project Guideline
    National Consultant (Government of Tonga) AusAid Funded Village Wate

  • Over twenty two years international experience in Europe, Caribbean, South America and Pacific of coastal engineering, shoreline strategy management planning, assessing natural coastal processes and the impacts of human activities on the coastal zone. Expertise covers a broad range of technical disciplines with particular skills in the areas of hazard and climate risk assessment, coastal processes, coastal engineering and shoreline management, disaster risk reduction, climate change and adaptation, environmental assessment, and community participation. Over fifteen years’ experience in the Pacific region, having worked initially for the Government of Kosrae, in the Federated States of Micronesia, as Coastal Management Adviser. Since 2003 has led or been involved in a wide range of projects in American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Palau, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu.

  • Over 30 years of broad ranging experience in the water & sewerage industry covering capital works planning and budgeting, infrastructure design & construction, operation & maintenance, water resource investigation & development and billing activities.

  • Tom is a sustainability expert and certified knowledge manager. Tom recently co-founded innovative start-ups in training, software and services. Tom’s focus is to help establish a robust system of knowledge content, tools, processes, expertise to enable effective solutions to sustainability issues. Tom’s career includes roles as a senior manager in a government cleantech funding program, director at an international certification company; as well as co-founder of a non-profit and a specialized consultancy/software company (ClimateCHECK). Tom’s experience covers North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Tom has worked with 100s of organizations on climate change, clean technologies and sustainability. Tom co-founded the GHG Management Institute, the world’s leading GHG training provider with 1000s of experts in over 100 countries. Tom co-founded Interactive Leader and led development of the Collaborase online platform - used by sustainability and green standardization initiatives implementing “Interactive Standards 2.0” systems. Tom is International Chair of ISO climate change standards (ISO TC207/SC7 GHG management and related issues). As Chair of ISO TC207/SC7, Tom leads the efforts of 57 participating countries, 18 observer countries and 18 liaison organizations to develop international standards to meet the needs for GHG Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV). ISO TC 207/SC7 encompasses standards for GHG quantification, GHG verification and GHG accreditation (e.g. ISO 14064, 14065, 14066). Tom’s experience with GHG standards also includes WBCSD-WRI GHG Protocol, Climate Disclosure Standards Board, UNFCCC CDM, and various GHG programs. Tom has a degree in environmental economics and completed graduate studies in climate change economics. Tom also has degrees in environmental engineering, and completed graduate studies specializing in GHG measurement, air pollution and clean technologies.

  • Over 30 years of experience (largely at Director, Team Leader, Lead Consultant or Chief Technical Adviser level) in the Pacific islands, the Mekong subregion of SE Asia and elswhere working in energy policy and planning (including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy security) and broader environmental policy/planning. Clients have included the Asian Development Bank, Australian Aid, East-West Center, European Commission (EC), Climate Parliament, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Global Environment Facility, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Greenpeace Pacific, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN Oceania), River Commission (MRC), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), New Zealand Aid, Pacific Power Association, Regional Community Forestry Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC, Bangkok), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC and earlier SOPAC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Swiss Agency For Development and Cooperation (SDC), various UN agencies (UNDP, UNFPA, UNIDO, UNOPS, UNESCAP), and the World Bank. Recent work related to climate resilience has been in the energy sector and includes the following:Pacific Small Islands States Scoping Study and Project formulation (senior consultant, Global Green Growth Institute, 2013-2014) Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific, phase 2 (International energy efficiency expert), International Institute of Energy Conservation and Asian Development Bank; January 2012 - early 2015)o Evaluation of EU/SPC North Pacific Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Project (North REP; team leader, Cardno, 2012)o Report on Pacific Perspectives on the Challenges to Energy Security and the Sustainable Use of Energy (consultant, UN ESCAP, 2012)o Improving climate change resilience for energy sector investments (lead researcher for peer-reviewed report, ADB, 2011-2012)