Articles, papers and presentations

Freeman, M, Robson, M, Lilburne L, McCallum-Clark, M, Cooke, A, & McNae, D. (2016) Using OVERSEER in regulation - technical resources and guidance for the appropriate and consistent use of OVERSEER by regional councils, August 2016. Report prepared by Freeman Environmental Ltd for the OVERSEER Guidance Project Board.

Wheeler D, Shepherd M, Freeman M and Selbie D (2014) Overseer® nutrient budgets: selecting appropriate timescales for inputting farm management and climate information. In: Nutrient management for the farm, catchment, and community. (Eds LD Currie & CL Christensen). Occasional Report No. 27, Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University.

McKergow L, Elliott S, McKay A, Freeman M and Faulkner T (2014) Maxmimising the effectiveness of farm plans, In: Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and
community. (Eds L.D. Currie and C L. Christensen). Occasional Report No. 27. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University.

Roberts, A, Freeman, M, Power, I, Shepherd M, & Wheeler D (2013) Overseer, New Zealand’s principal nutrient management model, Primary Industry Management, December
2013, pp 6 – 10.

Stormwater discharges - integrating technical knowledge with the resource consent process, Aquaterra Newsletter July 2012. www.aquaterra.co.nz

The resource consent process: Environmental models and uncertainty, RMLA Journal, August 2011

Improving resource consent conditions, NZ Water Journal, May 2011

Seminar on resource consent conditions - the forgotten discipline May 2011

Science and the Resource Management Act University of Otago lecture for Geog 397 Environmental Management, August 2010

Resource Management Act regulatory processes: future possibilities, Brookers Resource Management Gazette, Guest Editorial, 1998.

Aquatic toxicity tests: comparative assessment of four acute tests and their potential application in New Zealand, Water & Soil Technical Publication No 28, 1986

Microbial transformations of arsenic in Lake Ohakuri, New Zealand, Water Research, 20, 283-294, 1986

The role of nitrogen and phosphorus in the development of Cladophera glomerata (L.) Kutzing in the Manawatu River, New Zealand, Hydrobiologia 131, 23-30, 1986

Recent projects

Technical projects
Preparation of guidance on the use of OVERSEER by regional councils Consortium
Technical review of groundwater quality impacts of wastewater discharges to land. Environment Southland
Update of guidance notes on resource consent conditions Ministry for the Environment
Technical advice on Supreme Court case on water permit application priority to limited water resources. Environment Canterbury
Advice on air quality effects of an emergency sewage storage facility. Private client
Audit of local authority responses to the 2010/11 MfE RMA survey Ministry for the Environment
Laboratory services review Environment Canterbury
Report on the implications of the NES - soil contaminants and the Canterbury NRRP Environment Canterbury
Submission on Otago Regional Council proposed Plan Change 6A Water Quality DairyNZ
Nutrient loss allocation proposal Private clients
Preliminary site investigations of a potentially contaminated site Private client
Commissioner roles

Over 40 resource consent and regional plan change hearings, and non-notified resource consent decisions

Environment Canterbury

Environment Southland

Marlborough District Council

Otago Regional Council

Christchurch City Council

Selwyn District Council

Preparation of section 42A reports for resource consent hearings:

Various regional councils