• Application of climate change adaptation, resilience, and beach management strategies on coral Islands 

      Mead, S.; Borrero, Jose; Phillips, David; Atkin, E. (Engineers Australia and IPENZ, 2015-09)
      Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate change, climate variability and sea level rise. For many island nations, the very existence of some low-lying islands and their associated ...
    • Application of floating vegetative pads (FVP) to improve stormwater quality : a pilot scale study 

      Yu, Ronald; Mahmood, Babar; De Costa, Gregory; Phillips, David (2016-08)
      Henderson Creek contributes one of the largest load of sediments & heavy metals (e.g. Copper - Cu and Zinc - Zn) into the Central Waitemata Harbour, Auckland. Cu and Zn particles do not decompose so they are persistent, ...
    • Development of a Multi-Purpose Breakwater Reef at Maqai Eco Surf Resort, Qamea Island, Fiji. Coasts & Ports 

      Mead, Shaw; Phillips, David; Prime, Arama (Engineers Australia, 2013)
      A breakwater/reef and channel/lagoon development has been designed to alleviate the current ecological damage of the coral reef flat and lagoon, and the health and safety hazards involved with access to the Maqai Eco Surf ...
    • Lyall Bay coastal remediation 

      Phillips, David; Mead, S.; Emeny, M. (2017-06)
      An investigation has been undertaken at Lyall Bay in Wellington to propose options with regard to protecting the natural and built coastal infrastructure and reinstating a functional dune. Lyall Bay is an important ...
    • Perspectives on the challenges of delivering a sustainable survey technician training programme in New Zealand 

      Phillips, David; Taylor, Robert; Leaver, Jonathan; McMullan, Randall (International Federation of Surveyors, 2010-04)
      The National Diploma in Surveying (NDS) was successfully delivered by Unitec for the first time in 1999 after replacing the New Zealand Certificate in Land Surveying (NZCLS). The ongoing challenge for Unitec has been to ...
    • The rise and fall (and rise) of Winston Island 

      Mead, S.; Atkin, E.; Phillips, David (2017-06)
      On 20th February 2016, the most energetic cyclone in recorded history, the category 5 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, tracked through central Fiji causing widespread damage and loss of life. At its peak, ten-minute sustained ...
    • Simplified model forecasting changes to groundwater table and land lost due to sea level rise 

      Li, Jiannan; De Costa, Gregory; Phillips, David (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2016-08)
      It is well known that climate change is causing sea levels to change worldwide. This sea level increase is causing loss of land and changes to water table in coastal zones. There are sophisticated models such as ARCGIS, ...
    • Understanding water quality in Raglan Harbour 

      Greer, S. D.; McIntosh, R.; Harrison, S.; Phillips, David; Mead, S. (Engineers Australia and IPENZ, 2015-09)
      Raglan (Whaingaroa) Harbour is located on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island and is bordered by the Raglan township on the southern side close to the entrance. Land use in the watershed is dominated by dairy ...
    • Wairaka Stream Daylighting Project 

      Estrin, Avi; Phillips, David (Water New Zealand, 2014)
      Coinciding with the Unitec environmental sustainability strategy daylighting of the Wairaka stream is at the heart of creating positive environmental change on campus. Currently part of the stream flows through a 70m culvert ...