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  • Dr Paul Hardisty

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    Flagship Director · Land & Water

    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 8 9333 6170
      • +61 477 763 791 (Mobile)
    Dr Paul Hardisty
  • Dr Paul Bertsch

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    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 7 3833 5922
      • +61 477 356 192 (Mobile)
    Dr Paul Bertsch
  • Dr Ian Cresswell

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    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 3 6232 5213
    Dr Ian Cresswell
  • Dr Greg Davis

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    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 8 9333 6386
      • +61 439 931 209 (Mobile)
    Dr Greg Davis
  • Dr Craig James

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    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 2 6246 4091
      • +61 408 838 194 (Mobile)
    Dr Craig James
  • Mr Warwick McDonald

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    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 2 6246 5926
      • +61 477 379 266 (Mobile)
    Mr Warwick McDonald
  • Dr Peter Stone

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    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 7 3833 5659
      • +61 419 285 192 (Mobile)
    Dr Peter Stone
  • Dr Simon Toze

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    Research Director · Land & Water

    Simon Toze is the Research Director of the Liveable, Sustainable & Resilient Cities Program. His current principal research focus is on the reuse of water in urban environments, in particular involving Indirect Potable Reuse and Managed Aquifer Recharge; as well as studying the presence and attenuation of microbial and chemical contaminants in reservoirs, urban stormwater and roof harvested rainwater.

    • Phone:
      • +61 7 3833 5572
      • +61 408 292 273 (Mobile)
    Dr Simon Toze
  • Dr Arnold Dekker

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    Earth Observation Informatics Future Science Platform Leader · Land & Water

    • Phone:
      • +61 2 6246 5821
      • +61 419 411 338 (Mobile)
    Dr Arnold Dekker
  • Dr Peter Wallbrink

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    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 2 6246 5823
      • +61 427 465 823 (Mobile)
      • +61 2 6246 5917 (Alternative)
    Dr Peter Wallbrink
  • Dr Mark Stafford Smith

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    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.

    • Phone:
      • +61 408 852 082 (Mobile)
    Dr Mark Stafford Smith
  • Dr Sandra Oliver

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    Executive Officer · Land & Water

    Sandra is the Executive Officer for CSIRO Land and Water.

    • Phone:
      • +61 2 6246 5788
    Dr Sandra Oliver

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