Professor Don Bursill AM
Water management expert
Don Bursill has had some 40 years experience in the water industry in Australia primarily for the South Australian Water Corporation, stepping down at the end of 2005 as its Chief Scientist.
Don was Deputy Chair of the Board of the Global Water Research Coalition; an international water research coalition that includes 15 national water research centres from Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and Singapore.
From 1996 through to the end of 2010 he chaired the Water Quality Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council which sets the national drinking water quality guidelines, among other functions.
He has a CSIRO Medal for water research and two awards from the South Australian Water Association for innovation in water research. Don was South Australia’s Senior Australian of the Year for 2011.