Continuing Professional Development Welcomes Nigel Mark-Brown to Online Course Team

SME for environmental online coursesContinuing Professional Development is delighted to welcome Nigel Mark-Brown to our team of subject matter experts for our online courses.

Nigel is the course facilitator and subject matter expert for our soon to be released environmental online courses. He is a degree qualified civil engineer, a member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, and a Chartered Professional Engineer in New Zealand.

Nigel has over 35 years experience in a broad range of environmental and civil engineering projects including managing and leading major projects from inception to implementation. Sustainable stormwater management and Low Impact Development (LID), flood assessment and reporting, and roof water harvesting and re-use, are his particular specialties. This has involved engineering for water supply resilience in the event of disruption to supply, and the design of rain gardens, swales, filters, wetlands, detention dams and tanks, and soakage systems for stormwater management. He has authored a number of articles on stormwater management.

Auckland University has engaged Nigel to lecture and teach courses on assessing environmental effects. He has also presented a number of seminars to practicing engineers and planners on infrastructure and development, their effects on water systems and how to manage those effects.

Nigel is also skilled in assessing, designing and reviewing infrastructure and development projects to avoid, remedy and mitigate their adverse effects on surface and ground water systems. This has included preparing and presenting expert evidence at Consent and Environment Court Hearings and at EPA hearings for projects of national significance.

Due to his engineering and environmental expertise Nigel is accredited to act as an Independent Commissioner who is called in to Consent Hearings to provide specialist expertise particularly where issues surrounding an application are complex or highly technical.

Continuing Professional Development is fortunate to have someone of Nigel’s calibre and skills on our team. Nigel’s new environmental online courses on the Effects of Infrastructure and Development on Surface and Ground Water are coming in 2014 and you can sign up to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to be notified when they are available.

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