Dr Jim Cooke

Water Quality Specialist

Jim is a water quality specialist with 35 years experience in both research and consulting, having spent much of that time in various scientific and management roles at NIWA. He has worked on a wide range of issues, including land use effects of water quality, chemical transformations in streams, sediments and wetlands, natural waste water treatment systems, environmental flow issues, assessments of environmental effects, development of national and regional standards and their interaction with the planning process, monitoring programs, and point and diffuse sources of pollution.

Jim has wide experience in the effective management of environmental projects including project teams located in several Australian states as well as New Zealand. He is a registered RMA Decision Maker and has served as a Commissioner for consent applications on water take, use and discharge issues in Canterbury, Waikato and Wellington.

Jim is a Director and is the founder of Streamlined Environmental.