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Dr Declan Page

Principal Scientist


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Core Competencies
• Established reputation and credibility in water quality management, water supply, conventional and advanced treatment systems, natural treatment systems, water recycling and reuse and managed aquifer recharge.
• Research leadership of a high quality science team and large project delivery.
• Ability to attract, retain, empower staff and foster creativity in multidisciplinary research teams.
• Strong engagement skills and relationship management with clients with the ability to develop new science opportunities and supports commercial outcomes.
• Demonstrated ability to lead individual and groups of projects of scale and/or complexity and manage financial and project performance.

Other Interests

English (Native proficiency)
German (Professional proficiency)
Spanish (Limited proficiency)

Academic Qualifications

  • 1996

    Bachelor of Science
    University of Adelaide

  • 1997

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours 1st Class)
    University of South Australia / Ian Wark Research Institute

  • 2001

    Ph.D. Chemical Technology
    University of South Australia / Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment

  • 2006

    Masters Business Administration
    Monash University

Professional Experiences

  • 2000-2002

    Principal Scientist
    Ecowise Environmental Pty. Ltd., Canberra, ACT

  • 2002-2003

    Business Volunteer
    Australian Expert Service Overseas Program, Jakarta, Indonesia and Maha, Sarakham Thailand

  • 2003-2005

    Senior Resource Planner / Senior Catchment Manager
    Power and Water Corporation, Darwin, NT

  • 2005-2009

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO, Land and Water, Adelaide, SA

  • 2009-2012

    Project Leader, Recycling and Diversified Supply – Managed Aquifer Recharge
    CSIRO, Land and Water, Adelaide, SA

  • 2013-2014

    Team Leader – Water Recycling and Environmental Process Engineering
    CSIRO, Land and Water, Adelaide, SA

  • 2014

    Team Leader - Leaveraging Natural Assets
    CSIRO Land And Water Research Flagship, Adelaide, SA

  • 2014-2016

    Group Leader - Environmental Resilience
    CSIRO Land And Water Research Flagship

  • 2016-2017

    Team Leader - Groundwater quality and Management
    CSIRO Land and Water, Adelaide SA

  • 2017-2020

    Group Leader - Groundwater Contamination and Remediation Technologies
    CSIRO Land and Water

Achievements and Awards

  • 2001

    G. Burton Medal
    Australian Water Association, ACT branch

  • 2004

    Rajabhat Institute Award
    Maha Sarakham University, Thailand

  • 2005

    Environmnetal Achievement Award

  • 2008

    Strategic Excellence Award: Service from Science

  • 2009

    SA Water Award: R&D
    Australia Water Association, SA Branch

  • 2009

    National Stormwater Excellence Awards: R&D
    Stormwater Industry Association

  • 2010

    Australia-Japan Emerging Leaders Program
    Academy of Technological Science and Engineering

  • 2010

    Fellowship Award
    Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

  • 2010

    Capability Development Fund Award

  • 2014

    Fellowship Award
    Peter Cullen Trust

  • 2015

    Experienced Leaders Program

  • 2016

    CSIRO ON Prime

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2000-2002

    Catchment Management community groups

  • 2012-2014

    Treasurer, Royal Society of South Australia

  • 2012-Present

    Trees for Life

  • 2012-2015

    Volunteer Firefighter, Clarendon Brigade

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