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Knowledge & Experience

Consulting Researcher ENVIROKNOWLEDGE®
Selva Selvarajah

Knowledge & Experience

Over 37 years of being in New Zealand the founder of ENVIROKNOWLEDGE® Dr Selvarajah has gathered substantial amount of applied science knowledge in soil, water and effluent and 21 years work experience in regional council Resource Management Act implementation (consents, compliance, enforcement, state of the environment monitoring and planning) at a senior level.


Bachelor of Science of Agriculture (Hons in Soil Science) and PhD in Soil Science.


  • CPAg (Certified Practising Agriculturist) – The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science.

  • Making Good Decisions Certification for Resource Management Act Decision Makers (Chair of Hearings)– Ministry for the Environment (certificate holder since 2005).

  • Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management, Massey University 2017.

Professional Memberships:

Member of the

  • New Zealand Soil Science Society;
  • N.Z. Hydrological Society;
  • New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Society and
  • Water New Zealand.
  • April 07, 2018


Wide ranging work input into Regional Council consents, compliance, policy/planning, science and biosecurity.

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  • January 30, 2016


Work in nitrogen in the environment has been the dominant part of scientific research.

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