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Andrew Fenemor

Research Associate
Landscape Policy and Governance
Andrew Fenemor
Location
Nelson
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Research interests

Andrew has over 40 years experience in hydrological research, water resource investigations and catchment management. Particular research interests are

• water allocation and management, including alternative water governance methods nationally and locally

• catchment-scale sustainability, including how to involve and motivate communities in integrated catchment management

• hydrology and groundwater analysis 

• catchment land use effects on water availability, water quality and aquatic values.

• integrated catchment management (ICM) & integrated water resource management (IWRM), including in the developing world 

• water resource management, including innovative methods such as art-science for engaging communities, tangata whenua kaupapa, the science of policy, and exploring "opportunities across the gaps" 

• water governance and complex systems

• collaborative water management processes

With both an applied research and regional government background, Andrew is also a certified and active RMA water management commissioner engaged in complex water policy and consent hearing processes.

Qualifications

Massey
DipBSM
1993

Ohio State
MSc
1978

Canterbury
BEng (Hons) Agricultural Eng
1977

Publications

Neto S, Camkin J, Fenemor A, Tan P-L, Baptista JM, Ribeiro M, Schulze R, Stuart-Hill S, Spray C, Elfithri R 2018. OECD Principles on Water Governance in practice: an assessment of existing frameworks in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America. Water International 43(1): 60–89. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2018.1402650

Fenemor A 2017. Water governance in New Zealand - challenges and future directions. New Water Policy and Practice 3(1): 9–21. https://doi.org/10.18278/nwpp.3.1.3.2.2

Whiting G, Ellison E, Fenemor A 2016. Report and recommendations of the hearing commissioners on Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan. Environment Canterbury. 163 p. http://www.ecan.govt.nz/OUR-RESPONSIBILITIES/REGIONAL-PLANS/Pages/Decisions.aspx

Fenemor A, Price R, Green S 2016. Modelling the source and fate of nitrate-nitrogen losses from Waimea Plains land uses. Landcare Research Contract Report ; LC2459. Landcare Research. 32 p. http://www.envirolink.govt.nz/Envirolink-reports/1-NLCC1/1592-TSDC116/

Fenemor A, Green S, Dryden G, Samarasinghe O, Newsome P, Price R, Betts H, Lilburne L 2015. Crop production, profit and nutrient losses in relation to irrigation water allocation and reliability - Waimea Plains, Tasman District: final report. MPI Technical Paper No: 2015/36. Landcare Research. 65 p. http://www.mpi.govt.nz/document-vault/9899

Fenemor A 2014. Motueka River ICM legacy lives on …. Landcare Research e-news 3.

Fenemor A, Lilburne L, Green S, Young R 2014. Assessing water quality limits and risks from intensified irrigation development: a New Zealand case study. Proceedings: 35th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Australia, 24-27 February 2014. Pp. 758–765.

Fenemor A, Allen W, Fraser C, Atkinson M, Bright J 2014. [Abstract] Collaborative freshwater management using a waterwheel - Wairau Valley case study, Marlborough. Proceedings: 2014 Water Symposium, Integration: 'The Final Frontier', Blenheim, New Zealand, 24-28 November 2014. http://cdn-asset-lax-1.airsquare.com/watersymposium/library/Fenemor(1).pdf

Fenemor A, Thomas J 2013. Water allocation limits for the Upper Motueka catchment. Landcare Research Contract Report ; LC1631. Landcare Research. 22 p. http://www.tasman.govt.nz/document/serve/Technical%20Report%20-%20Water%20Allocation%20Limits%20for%20Upper%20Motueka%20WM%20Zones%20-%20Full.pdf?path=/EDMS/Public/Other/Policy/Plans/ResourceManagementPlan/BackgroundSupportingDocuments/DraftPlanningProposals/Upper_Motueka_Water_Allocation_Limits/000000295592

Gusyev MA, Toews MW, Daughney CJ, Hong T, Minni G, Fenemor A, Ekanayake J, Davie T, Basher L, Thomas J 2012. Modelling groundwater abstraction scenarios using a groundwater-river interaction model of the Upper Motueka River catchment. Journal of hydrology, New Zealand 51(2): 85-110.

Fenemor A 2012. Catchment stabilisation to protect coral reefs in the Pacific. Discovery 12(36): 8-9.

Fenemor A, Young RG, Bowden B, Phillips C, Allen W 2011. Integrated catchment management - a decade of research in the Motueka River catchment. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 307-311. https://doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.593183

Fenemor AD, Neilan D, Allen W, Russell S 2011. Improving water governance in New Zealand - stakeholder views of catchment management processes and plans. Policy Quarterly 7(4): 10–19.

Allen W, Fenemor A, Kilvington M, Harmsworth G, Young RG, Deans N, Horn C, Phillips C, Montes de Oca O, Ataria J, Smith R 2011. Building collaboration and learning in integrated catchment management: the importance of social process and multiple engagement approaches. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 525-539. CABI:20113310543 https://doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.592197

Fenemor A, Phillips C, Allen W, Young RG, Harmsworth G, Bowden B, Basher L, Gillespie PA, Kilvington M, Davies-Colley R, Dymond J, Cole A, Lauder G, Davie T, Smith R, Markham S, Deans N, Stuart B, Atkinson M, Collins A 2011. Integrated catchment management - interweaving social process and science knowledge. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 313-331. CABI:20113310533 https://doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.593529

Dymond JR, Davie TJA, Fenemor AD, Ekanayake JC, Knight BR, Cole AO, Munguia OMD, Allen WJ, Young RG, Basher LR, Dresser M, Batstone CJ 2010. Integrating environmental and socio-economic indicators of a linked catchment-coastal system using variable environmental intensity. Environmental management 46(3): 484-493. ISI:000281979100015 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-010-9539-6

Fahey B, Ekanayake J, Jackson R, Fenemor A, Davie T, Rowe L 2010. Using the WATYIELD water balance model to predict catchment water yields and low flows. Journal of hydrology 49(1): 35-58.

Atkinson M, Kilvington M, Fenemor A 2009. Watershed talk : the cultivation of ideas and action : a project about processes for building community resilience. Lincoln, N.Z., Manaaki Whenua Press. 45 p.

Cao WZ, Bowden WB, Davie T, Fenemor A 2009. Modelling Impacts of Land Cover Change on Critical Water Resources in the Motueka River Catchment, New Zealand. Water Resources Management 23(1): 137-151. WOS:000261960200008 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-008-9268-2

Fenemor A, Deans NA, Davie T, Allen W, Dymond JR, Kilvington M, Phillips C, Basher L, Gillespie P, Young R, Sinner J, Harmsworth G, Atkinson M, Smith R 2008. Collaboration and modelling - tools for integration in the Motueka catchment, New Zealand. Water S.A. 34(4): 448-455.

Cole AO, Allen W, Kilvington M, Fenemor A, Bowden B 2007. Participatory modelling with an influence matrix and the calculation of whole-if-system sustainability values. International Journal of Sustainable Development 10(4): 382-401.

Fenemor A, Davie T, Markham S 2006. Hydrological information in water law and policy: New Zealand's devolved approach to water management. In: Wallace J, Wouters P ed. Hydrology and Water Law - Bridging the Gap. Water Law & Policy Series. 12. London, IWA. Pp. 297-336.

Bowden WB, Fenemor A, Deans N 2004. Integrated water and catchment research for the public good: The Motueka River-Tasman Bay Initiative, New Zealand. International journal of water resources development 20(3): 311-323.

Richmond C, Froude V, Fenemor A, Zuur B 2004. Management and conservation of natural waters. In: Harding JS, Mosley MP, Pearson CP, Sorrell BK ed. Freshwaters of New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand Hydrological Society and New Zealand Limnological Society. Pp. 44.1-44.19.

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Memberships

  • Past president, NZ Hydrological Society 1996-2000
  • Civil & Natural Resources Engineering Advisory Board, University of Canterbury
  • Wairarapa Water Use Project (WWUP) Science Advisory Panel, Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • RMA Hearing Commissioner, ECan & MfE
  • RMA hearing sole commissioner - Waitaki water allocation plan change 2, Envrionment Canterbury
  • Freshwater Independent Advisory Panel, Minister for the Environment
  • Member Editorial Board Australasian Journal of Water Resources, Australasian Journal of Water Resources
  • Commissioner for Waitaki and South Canterbury water management plan changes 2015-16, Environment Canterbury
  • Fenemor A. Commissioner panel member for Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) land and water plan 2017-18, Bay of Plenty Regional Council