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  • Paul Hardisty

    Flagship Director

    Dr Paul Hardisty leads CSIRO Land and Water, which provides the science to underpin Australia’s economic, social and environmental prosperity through stewardship of land and water resources, ecosystems and urban areas.

  • Paul Bertsch View profile External link

    Science Director - Land & Water

    Dr Paul Bertsch is Deputy Director of CSIRO Land and Water, which provides the science to underpin Australia’s economic, social and environmental prosperity through stewardship of land and water resources ecosystems, and urban areas.

  • Ian Cresswell View profile External link

    Research Director - Land & Water

    As Research Director of the Biodiversity, Ecosystem Knowledge and Services Program, Ian is responsible for leading the development of biodiversity and landscape management science to help Australians manage and protect our biological resources, while also allowing broader economic, social and environmental benefit.

  • Greg Davis View profile External link

    Research Director - Land & Water

    Dr Greg Davis is the Research Director of the Environmental Contaminant Mitigation and Technologies Program, which aims to prevent, assess and mitigate risks to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems from contamination by industrial and urban development. He has particular interests in soil and groundwater assessment and remediation technology, partnering with industry and Government agencies for environmental benefit.

  • Craig James View profile External link

    Research Program Director - Land & Water

    Craig James is the Research Director for the Adaptive Social and Economic Systems Program in the CSIRO Land and Water. He leads CSIRO’s capability in social and economic sciences, which is deployed to understand human behaviours and socio-political systems the in energy, mining, agriculture, health, environment, and public policy sectors of Australia and many other parts of the world.

  • Warwick McDonald View profile External link

    Research Director - Land & Water

    Warwick McDonald leads the Water Resource Management Program of CSIRO Land and Water. The Program undertakes water resource assessments and forecasts to inform the sustainable management of Australia’s surface and groundwater resources.

  • Peter Stone View profile External link

    Research Director - Land & Water

    Dr Peter Stone is the Research Director of the Landscape Intensification Program. He leads CSIRO’s work on the development of northern Australia. His work history includes farm management, food industry consulting and grain marketing. He has worked as a research agronomist throughout Australia and overseas.

  • Arnold Dekker

    Earth Observation Informatics Future Science Platform Leader

  • Peter Wallbrink View profile External link

    Research Director - Land & Water

    Dr Peter Wallbrink is the Research Director for Basin Management Outcomes, which aims to deliver international value and impact in the area of water resource management.

  • Mark Stafford Smith View profile External link

    Chief Coordinating Scientist - Adaptation - Land & Water

    Dr Mark Stafford Smith coordinates climate adaptation research across CSIRO; in this role he has been oversighting a highly interdisciplinary program of research on many aspects of adapting to climate change, as well as regularly interacting with national and international policy issues.

  • Sandra Oliver View profile External link

    Executive Officer - Land & Water

    Sandra is the Executive Officer for CSIRO Land and Water.

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