Young Professionals Group – New Co-Chair

I am honoured and excited to be taking on the role of co-chair of the NZSOLD Young Professionals Group and looking forward to working alongside fellow co-chair Cameron Paintin. Franceska Strano, the previous co-chair, is returning to Australia, and I would like to acknowledge her contribution to the NZSOLD YPG.

For those of you that do not know me, I am a Water Resources Engineer with Tonkin + Taylor in Auckland. I am fascinated by dams and have been specialising in dam design and dam safety and coordinating multi-disciplinary projects for the last 13 years. I have worked mainly in New Zealand, but also in Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines on flood management, stormwater, irrigation, water supply and hydroelectric projects.

I have been part of the NZSOLD YPG since its beginning and have been delighted to watch the group grow since that time. I am keen for this positive trajectory to continue. If you see me at events, please don’t hesitate to approach. I am always open to ideas and keen to talk about how we can foster expertise and skills. 

Dewi Knappstein
Co-chair NZSOLD Young Professionals Group