Contact details for the Water Information Services team.
Water Information Services employs Johanna Rodgers as an administrator and telemetry coordinator, Francess Mitchell as data administrator and Kate Jefferd as Technical Advisor.
Jo’s role is to make sure that all the consent holders in HB who have to record their water take are doing this and that the records of the water takes are as accurate as possible. This means that she is involved in a wide variety of work including:
Jo is almost always available as she is mostly based in the office at the Regional Council and you can call her directly 06 833 8043 or email here if you have any questions or problems.
Francess is part-time in support of Jo in her role. Francess comes from a background of Environmental Monitoring both at the Regional Council and Auckland Council, and has also previously been involved with water resources and consents at Gisborne District Council. She has a good knowledge of telemetry systems, databases and consent processes /conditions. Answering enquiries, troubleshooting data issues and data management continues to build on her current knowledge of consented water use, water meters and data return methods in Hawke’s Bay.
Kate joined WIS in January 2017, after having completed 4 years study at Canterbury University and having spent two summers working at the Gisborne District Council in their Water and Coastal team. Kate’s role is predominantly field based, and aims to assist consent holders with any water related queries, specifically around irrigation and water metering. Her work involves:
If you would like to contact Kate you can email her at Kate.Jefferd@hbrc.govt.nz or call her on 06 833 8004
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