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Published: 2003-11-04 00:00:00

An Environment Waikato engineer has won the Hynds Paper of the Year from two national engineering professional organisations.

Environmental engineer Greg Ryan, who has been with the Council for 18 months, won the prestigious award ahead of more senior finalists from Southland and Christchurch. The paper, Thames Coast Flood Hazards – A Preliminary Investigation, covers a description of the Thames coast environment and history, and details how the area’s flood hazard could be lessened.

The paper was submitted to the annual conference of the Institute of Professional Engineers and Local Government Engineers Association, known as Ingenium. The award is to encourage members to develop presentation skills, foster exchange of information and improve standards of local government engineering.

Greg Ryan wins a trip to Hobart to present his paper to Australian colleagues. The paper also won first place at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Young Engineers presentation.

Chairman Neil Clarke said the award demonstrated Environment Waikato’s high level of technical engineering expertise and excellence.