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Troy Brockbank (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) is a Māori civil engineer and the Design Manager with Stormwater360 New Zealand. He has over 10 years professional experience in the stormwater industry across engineering consultancies, civil contractors & suppliers. He has developed specialist skills in investigation, design, manufacture, construction, and project management of stormwater management devices for public and private developments.
He has developed a real passion and ability for water sensitive design, in particular solutions to protect and restore the quality of waterways and the environment. He considers himself an intermediary, having the advantage of seeing aspects from both an engineering and a Te Ao Māori world view. He is passionate about the widespread adoption of a holistic culturally enhanced water sensitive design approach and will continue working towards raising awareness as a leader in this field both nationally and internationally.
Ko au te wai, Ko te wai ko au – I am the water, the water is me
This is an important whakatauki to me as a water design professional of Maori descent. It is a subtle reminder that water is a treasured taonga which we, as humans, are intrinsically linked to. If we preserve and protect our water, it in turn will look after us and the generations that follow. I have been very fortunate to be able to dedicate my career to the essence of this whakatauki.
At the start of my career I identified as a civil engineer working mainly on the design and construction of infrastructure based projects. Throughout the development of my working life I have increasingly gravitated towards stormwater management, discovering a passion and ability for water sensitive design in particular. As a stormwater practitioner, I am proud to have been able to play a part in designing solutions to protect and restore the quality of our waterways and the environment.
From a personal perspective I see an opportunity in my professional stormwater management role to better apply matauranga Maori to preserve resources, their mauri and their mana.
Ko wai au? Ko wai au – Who am I? I am water