18 March 2019

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on issues relating to World Water Day on March 22. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

Professor Zhiguo Yuan  

Expertise: Professor Yuan is the director of the Advanced Water Management Centre.  Sewer corrosion and odour management, energy neutral/positive waste water treatment, integrated urban water management. 

Contact: z.yuan@awmc.uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 4374, +61 402 385 909.

Dr Nina Hall  

Expertise: Sustainable management of water, including ensuring quality, quantity and security of water resources within environmental and social considerations, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in remote Indigenous communities in Australia and in the Pacific.

Contact: nhall2@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 4717, +61 415 750 957.

Professor Jurg Keller

Expertise: waste water treatment, sewage treatment, water quality, drinking water treatment, water recycling, water sensitive cities.

Contact: j.keller@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 4727, +61 412 123 913.

Dr Gunnar Kirchhof

Expertise: water recycling, water and nutrient balances, water flow and drainage, irrigation and water resources management for agriculture.

Contact: g.kirchhof1@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 1364, +61 413 394 163.

Professor David Lockington

Expertise:  groundwater, water resource management, water pollution, climate models and water resources, hydrology.

Contact: d.lockington@uq.edu.au.

Professor Damien Batstone

Expertise: Professor Damien Batstone is Deputy Director (Education) of the Advanced Water Management Centre. Damien has more than 20 years’ experience in wastewater process modelling, design, and environmental biotechnology.

Contact: d.batstone@awmc.uq.edu.au, +61 7 334 69051.

Dr Badin Gibbes  

Expertise: Environmental hydrology and water resources, surface water-groundwater interactions.

Dr Gibbes is an environmental engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in environmental hydrology and water resource engineering. In his current role with the University of Queensland’s School of Civil Engineering he leads the Aquatic Systems Research Group.

Contact: b.gibbes@uq.edu.au, +61 7 336 59151.

Professor Paul Lant

Expertise: Paul has an international reputation for his research work in the field of urban water systems. His current work focuses on industrial wastewater treatment and water-carbon-energy linkages in cities.

Contact: paul.lant@uq.edu.au, +61 7 336 54728.

Media: UQ Communications, communications@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 1120.