Andrew Dark

Water Resource Engineer

DDI: +64 3 964 6523


  • PhD (Civil Engineering), University of Canterbury

  • ME (Civil), University of Canterbury

  • BE (1st Class Honours) (Civil), University of Canterbury

  • Chartered Professional Engineer

  • Engineering New Zealand (Member)

Andrew is a water resource engineer with 13 years’ post-qualification experience. He has significant technical expertise in catchment / district scale modelling and analysis, and in-depth knowledge of water management issues.  His PhD research investigated a new method for numerical modelling of flows in tightly coupled groundwater – surface water systems.

Through involvement in various strategic water management projects for both Councils and scheme developers around New Zealand, Andrew has gained an in-depth knowledge of water resource issues.  He has investigated the hydrological feasibility of numerous water resource development options, and has developed specialist skills in supply and demand modelling of surface and groundwater systems. 

Results from Andrew’s models have assisted stakeholders to understand the potential effects of bulk water supply schemes and changes to allocation rules on river flow regimes and water supply reliability.   Andrew has significant experience in presenting results to stakeholder groups with a range of backgrounds and levels of technical expertise.