Dr Joanne Vanderzalm

Senior Research Scientist

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Joanne Vanderzalm is a Senior Research Scientist and Team Leader of the Groundwater Quality & Management research team of CSIRO Land and Water. Her research interests include water quality, biogeochemical processes associated with water reuse, Managed Aquifer Recharge, arsenic mobility, natural treatment processes and application of environmental tracers to assess reaction processes.

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

  • Team Leader
    Groundwater Quality & Management research team

  • Science Leader Managed Aquifer Recharge
    Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment

  • Researcher
    Developing groundwater environmental contaminant targets for treated wastewater infiltration - Water Corporation WA

  • Researcher
    Sustainable Expansion of Irrigated Agriculture and Horticulture in Northern Adelaide Corridor - Goyder Institute for Water Research

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    PhD (Geochemistry), Flinders University

  • 1999

    M App Sci (Chemistry), Monash University

  • 1995

    B App Sci (Chemistry), Monash University

Professional Experiences

  • 2006

    Research Scientist

  • 2003-2006

    Post Doctoral Fellow

  • 1999-1999

    Research Associate and Tutor
    Monash University

  • 1989-1995

    State Electricity Commission of Victoria


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