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Matt Parkinson

An experienced Drinking Water Assessor

Matt has been working in the public sector as a Drinking Water Assessor for the last 10 years (Taranaki District Health Board).

Matt has been privileged to fulfill a number of specialist functions such as Deputy Technical Manager of the Central North Island Drinking Water Assessment Unit, a ‘Technical Expert’ for International Accreditation New Zealand, and is a member of the Drinking Water Advisory Committee which was established following the Havelock North Inquiry.

Matt has also used his drinking-water expertise during Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquake, whilst also supporting the Havelock North outbreak.

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Josh Takao

An experienced operator AND a Drinking Water Assessor

Josh entered the Drinking Water Industry as a Water Treatment Operator working for the Gisborne District Council. Following his time as a Water Treatment Operator Josh completed further studies in Civil Engineering where he has utilised his knowledge in a number of different roles related to water and wastewater.

Josh is in a unique position whereby he has worked within multiple councils as an Engineering Officer and gone on to work as a specialist Drinking Water Advisor for the Taranaki District Health Board.

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