Dr Declan Page: researching water quality changes during water recycling via aquifers
Dr Declan Page researches risk-assessment, water quality, treatment and management of water recycling via aquifers.
6 September 2010 | Updated 14 October 2011
Dr Declan Page is involved in urban water research, specifically the recycling of storm water and waste water via aquifers.
His research topics of special interest include:
Dr Declan Page's research specialises in drinking and wastewater quality/treatment and risk management.
- Managed Aquifer Recharge and Urban Stormwater Use Options project – Aims to partner with the National Water Commission, Salisbury Council, United Water, the AMLR NRM Board to provide the South Australian Government with information to confidently assess the range of stormwater use options for Adelaide, with particular emphasis on addressing water safety and community acceptance. Safe and acceptable options will be costed in a triple bottom line analysis. The project will provide the foundational information to support highest valued uses of stormwater in a well-documented, transferable methodology that could be applied nationally, with specific immediate application in Adelaide.
- The Australia-Indian Managed Aquifer Recharge workshops – In partnership with AusAid, this aims to transfer Australian expertise in Managed Aquifer Recharge to India. Training comprises theory, examination of practical examples and scientific collaboration to review and support several iconic demonstration projects in India.
- Urban Water Security Alliance – research focuses on water security and recycling and is the largest urban water research program in Queensland, Australia.
- National Validation Framework for water recycling - The "NatVal" project with the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence which aims to develop a framework that will provide a consistent and efficient approach to validation of water recycling systems, which does not compromise the safety of the water recycling process. In addition to funding from the Centre of Excellence and Water Quality Research Australia, the project will receive financial support from Dow Chemical and the Water Services Association of Australia.
- Strategic projects - Improve measurement of presence and fate of pathogens and organic micropollutants in natural systems such as aquifers and wetlands.
Dr Page is a Project Leader in the Water Recycling and Diversified Supplies research group which is part of the Urban and Industrial Water research program in the area of Managed Aquifer Recharge.
Prior to this appointment, Dr Page worked in the private sector for five years with experience in utilities, environmental consulting and international development.
He specialises in drinking and wastewater quality/treatment and, risk assessment and management.
Dr Page has been awarded a:
Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, 1996
Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours in Chemical Technology) from the University of South Australia, 1997
Master of Business Administration from the La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, 2006
Doctor of Philosophy from the University of South Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment, 2000.
Dr Page is the author of:
25 journal articles
5 book chapters
45 conference papers.
Dr Page has won several awards including:
- Academy of Technological Science and Engineering: Australia-Japan Emerging Leaders Exchange Program, 2010
- Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award, 2010
- CSIRO Capability Development Fund Award, 2010
- Stormwater Industry Association: National Stormwater Excellence Awards, Research and Development, 2009
- Australian Water Association: South Australian Water Award: Research and Development, 2009
- CSIRO Strategic Excellence Award: Service from Science, 2008
- Rajabhat Institute Award: Maha Sarakham, Thailand, 2004
- Australian Water Association: G. Burton Medal, 2001
- International Humic Substances Society: Travel Award, 2000
- Australian Soil science Society: Travel Award, 1997.
Dr Page is a member of the:
Steering committee of the - Australian National Validation Framework for Water Recycling
International Water Association
Rationalist Society of Australia
Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia
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