Dr Peter Dillon
Peter graduated from the University of Adelaide with a First Class Honours degree in Engineering, a PhD and Masters in Business Administration. He retired from CSIRO in 2014 after 29 years, leading a team on groundwater quality protection and water recycling. He continues to share his knowledge through consultancy and honorary roles at CSIRO and Flinders and Adelaide Universities.
In his long and distinguished career he has addressed water quality barriers to water recycling for stormwater and treated sewage effluent, aquifer biogeochemical and physical processes, as well as policy and governance issues in integrated surface and groundwater management. He has led more than 25 workshops and training courses in 14 countries and co-supervised 24 students including 9 PhDs. His team was awarded the first UNESCO International Water Prize for its work in MAR in 2001. He is an author of more than 140 journal papers, 6 books or journal special issues and 210 reports.
Peter is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, co-founded the Australian Water Association’s Water Recycling Special Interest Group, and is a member of Friends of Brownhill Creek. He is the founding Chairman of the IAH Commission on Management of Aquifer Recharge and has organised six triennial international symposia on managed aquifer recharge (ISMARs). In 2009 he received the IAH Presidents Award for international contributions to groundwater science and its applications.
For his long-term contribution to the work of the Association, Dr Peter Dillon fully deserves the award of Honorary Membership.