Dr Chris Daughney

Chief Science Advisor


PhD (Environmental geochemistry) 1997, McGill University, Canada


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Chris joined NIWA as Chief Science Advisor in 2020.  Prior to joining NIWA, he held roles as Principal Science Lead at the Ministry for the Environment, and as Director of the Environment and Materials Division within the Executive Team at GNS Science. Chris has had previous science advisory positions within Central Government, several regional councils, and the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency.  He has research interests in groundwater quality, geomicrobiology and numerical flow and transport modelling of hydrological systems.