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Our Team

RiverWatch is a social enterprise committed to the enhancement of salt and freshwater. We are engaged in providing communities and businesses with the resources and support needed to monitor entire catchments.

People Committed to Enhancing New Zealand Water with Water Quality Monitoring

James Muir

Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder

“Making the world a better place by fostering connections to our land and water and preserving Aotearoa for the future.”

As a Scientific Entrepreneur and Filmmaker, James has been the driving force behind RiverWatch. His most valuable learning has been from his relationships with suppliers, researchers, designers, government and end-users.


If you’re a hapu/Iwi or community group or just want to know more about how RiverWatch can help, Call or Email James.

Grant Muir

Co-founder

"RiverWatch is about saving lives and also making this environment that we live in better for future generations."

As a long-time farmer, Grant watched his awa, the Te Pahaoa river, degrade due to farm pollution. Within ten years, the river died and became devoid of aquatic life. This lead Grant to explore ways in which he could help reverse the decline of Aotearoa’s freshwater quality.


Grant specialises in monitoring farm and community water quality, including rivers, lakes and streams.

Peter Fullerton-Smith

Director

“Empowering stakeholders with data and enabling informed decision-making with RiverWatch’s solution.”

From a New Zealand farming background, Peter has a passion for the land and its waterways. Bringing home international business experience, Peter is driven to ensure that RiverWatch’s solution is available to the masses.


If you’re a part of a government organisation, local council or water provider business, Call or Email Pete.

Partners

Swarm Technology

Swarm tech is building a global platform for satellite IoT devices and enabling connection in remote areas from anywhere in the world. We are proud to work with Swarm as they establish the connected environment network.

Foundation North

The world's first catchment-wide real-time water quality monitoring trial. Working in partnership with Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, Friends of Te Wairoa and the Clevedon Valley community to establish a series of connected devices.

Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan has supported us through our product development R&D and has provided skills and expertise in key areas of materials, design and communications.

National Oceanographic Centre

The N.O.C is based in the University of South Hampton. They are designing and building leading-edge sensors for Oceanic and freshwater monitoring. We will be trialling and deploying their latest technology.

NZ Product Accelerator

The Product Accelerator supports us by connecting us to key researchers and NZ organisations to develop our sensing platform, keeping us at the cutting edge of technology development.

Talbot Technologies

Talbot Technologies is our partner for recycled plastic injection moulding. They manufacture tough, robust plastics and exercise a high level of product stewardship.

Lune Digital

Lune Digital is our electronic engineers and has been instrumental in developing the hardware for RiverWatch Sensing (the Waka) platforms to perform well in the field.

Te Kāuru Hapu Collective

Te Kāuru is a hapu collective in the upper Manawatu region. They have worked hard for many years to restore and enhance the waterways’ mauri in their rohe. We support them with early-stage RiverWatch units to gather baseline data.

Swarm Technology

Swarm tech is building a global platform for satellite IoT devices and enabling connection in remote areas from anywhere in the world. We are proud to work with Swarm as they establish the connected environment network.