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Dr Joanne Vanderzalm

Senior Research Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/v/j/joanne-vanderzalm

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GLEN OSMOND SA 5064 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Joanne Vanderzalm is a Senior Research Scientist in the Groundwater Systems research team of CSIRO Land and Water. Her research interests include water quality, managed aquifer recharge, water reuse, biogeochemical processes, metal and metalloid mobility, natural treatment processes and application of environmental tracers to assess reaction processes. Her current focus is on managed aquifer recharge (MAR) or 'water banking' to increase the resilience of agricultural and urban water supplies to drought.

Joanne joined CSIRO in 2003 after completing her PhD research at Flinders University on 'Hydrogeochemical processes during aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) with reclaimed water in a carbonate aquifer'. Prior to this Joanne had completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Applied Science from Monash University and had worked in industrial and environmental chemistry.

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist
    Groundwater Systems research team

  • Team member
    Developing Groundwater Environmental Contaminant Targets for Treated Wastewater Infiltration

  • Team member
    Transforming Agriculture in the Pilbara

  • Team member
    Enhancing Australia's Drought Resilience

  • Team member
    Norfolk Island Water Resource Assessment

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    PhD (Geochemistry), Flinders University

  • 1999

    M App Sci (Chemistry), Monash University

  • 1995

    B App Sci (Chemistry), Monash University

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-current

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2014-2019

    Team Leader
    CSIRO

  • 2006-2016

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2003-2006

    Post Doctoral Fellow
    CSIRO

  • 1999-1999

    Research Associate and Tutor
    Monash University

  • 1989-1995

    Chemist
    State Electricity Commission of Victoria

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    R&D Excellence Award (Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment)
    Australian Water Association

  • 2020-2020

    Collaboration Award (Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment)
    CSIRO

  • 2014-2014

    Research and Innovation Award (MARSUO project)
    Stormwater Australia

Publications

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