The health of waterways has become an urgent issue in recent years. Concern over potential health effects of nitrates in rivers and aquifers, effects of urban and industrial pollution and the effects of climate change means that there is a need for a greater understanding of the current condition of our waterways, what is impacting them on a daily basis and how best to target restoration.

In this month’s Spotlight Webinar Gavin Williamson, Catchment Sustainability Manager at Mercury NZ shares early learnings in their journey working with community, councils, and Iwi to better understand Waikato catchment water quality, and the importance of the data provided by IoT technology.

Gavin will be joined by IoT partners Adroit who will give insights into the technical aspects of the solution installed and the type of data being collected.

Join Gavin and the Adroit team for this highly topical, interactive webinar and find out how you can apply Mercury’s learnings to your water catchment initiative.

This webinar was recorded on the 18th of November 2021


About the speakers:

Gavin Williamson – Catchment Sustainability Manager, Mercury NZ

Gavin is a science graduate and began his professional career working for environmental organisations, including Fish & Game and DOC. He then moved to industry in various environmental management roles.  He has been with Mercury and its predecessor Mighty River Power for a number of years, much of this time managing the power stations on the Waikato River.  Gavin is passionate about water management and over the past 18 months has been coordinating Mercury’s aspirational vision to collaborate with willing organisations and make the Waikato the world’s best catchment.

Guy Macpherson – General Manager, Adroit

Guy is a tertiary trained business executive with broad expertise across multiple industries, with twenty years’ experience in complex high-value customer acquisition and a flair for operations and business growth; experienced in technology, distribution and business systems development. He heads up the Adroit Sales team and has been working with catchment groups, farmers and our primary industry clients since joining the Adroit team four years ago.  Guy has been instrumental within the Waikato Catchment project role out and is extremely passionate about how real-time solutions are aiding farmers and catchment groups around New Zealand.

Maria McIntyre – Business Development Manager, South Island, Adroit

Maria is an Irish environmental scientist with extensive experience in Business Development Manager and customer-facing roles. She has a passion for achieving sustainability through technology. She has a strong determination to help improve our relationship with our land, our rivers, our resources through working with Real-Time IoT Environmental Monitoring technologies. The roll that state of the art sensor technology will play in global agriculture systems is going to become more paramount, as the world, industries and farming community take on the massive environmental issues and regulations head-on. I believe New Zealand can be the leading country in this space.

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