National Freshwater Conference 2019

Collaborating to create sustainable and efficient freshwater management strategies for the benefit of all New Zealanders

11 - 12 Feb 2019Te Wharewaka Tapere, Wellington
Event Details

David Allen


Buddle Findlay

David is a partner in Buddle Findlay's Environmental and Māori Law team based in Wellington. He has significant experience in all areas of freshwater management advising on hydro and geothermal power station projects, irrigation projects and agriculture conversions and projects. David also advises councils on freshwater planning, consenting of three water infrastructure (in particular wastewater) and flood protection works.

Dr Luke Mosley

Associate Professor

University of Adelaide

Visiting Scientist


Dr Luke Mosley is an environmental scientist currently employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide and as a visiting scientist at CSIRO Land and Water (Australia). He completed his PhD on the aquatic geochemistry of catchments and estuaries at the University of Otago, followed by post-doctoral positions in New Zealand, the U.S.A. and Fiji. From 2004-2014 Luke was a Principal Scientist (Water Quality) at the Environment Protection Authority in South Australia. The focus of this role was assessing and managing water quality risks on Australia’s largest and most important river system, the River Murray. There are complex water management challenges on the River Murray, the solving of which required working in collaboration with multiple different stakeholders across different sectors. Luke provided critical input to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that is now being implemented to address basin-wide water over-allocation and water quality issues. In 2011 Luke was awarded the South Australian Premier’s Award for outstanding performance of an individual for leading complex assessments and management of water quality risks that emerged during a severe “Millennium” drought. He leads a biogeochemical research group at the University of Adelaide that has advanced understanding of climate change effects on soil and water. The outcomes of Luke’s work have been published in leading scientific journals, including a recent global review on the increasing effects of drought on water quality.
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