Dr Peter Dillon was recognised at the 2015 Water Industry Alliance (WIA) Smart Water Awards, receiving the prestigious Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to the water sector in South Australia.
Highly regarded throughout the world for his expertise and research on management of aquifer recharge, Dr Dillon has worked across all Australian states as well as leading international research projects in the area.
Dr Dillon was part of CSIRO’s Land & Water flagship team based in Adelaide, he has worked on projects in villages in India and contributed to the National Water Commission’s aquifer management policy.
With over 25 years research and experience within the water sector Dr Dillon has expertise in the surface water – groundwater interaction, groundwater quality protection from diffuse and point sources, agricultural water reuse and subsurface storage and recovery of stormwater and reclaimed water.
The WIA Smart Water Awards recognise outstanding contributors to the water sector, and those leading in their fields; the WIA Chairman’s Award is presented to a person deemed to have made a major contribution to the water industry either through actions or the implementation of water related programs of the highest significance to the community at large.
For more information on the 2015 WIA Smart Water Award winners see the WIA website – http://www.waterindustry.com.au/home
Picture attached: Dr Peter Dillon with WIA Chairman Tim Waterhouse and Chair of WaRDA Duncan Howie, sponsor of the Chairman’s Award.