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IWC facilitates QWC Expert Panel

The Queensland Water Commission (QWC) today announced the full membership of the Expert Advisory Panel that will provide advice to the Commission on technical issues associated with purified recycled water. IWC Chair, Prof Paul Greenfield, will lead the panel of world experts in the fields of ecotoxicology, environmental science, microbiology and advanced water treatment.
IWC facilitates QWC Expert Panel

Professor Paul Greenfield

IWC has been retained by the QWC to facilitate and manage the activities and deliberations of the Panel, an independent body providing advice to the Queensland government. The IWC is confident that the international Panel has the breadth of expertise and experience to assess whether the proposed treatment processes will be capable of removing all contaminants of concern from the recycled water.

Commission Chair Elizabeth Nosworthy said the panel’s key role will be to provide independent advice on the regulatory framework for purified recycled water and the Western Corridor Water Recycling Scheme.

“The Commission will also be drawing on the technical advice provided by the Panel on the management of South East Queensland water supply issues associated with purified recycled water.”

The members included in the panel are:

  • Chair Professor Paul Greenfield AO (Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Queensland)
  • Professor Brian Priestly (ecotoxicologist, Australian Centre for Human Health Risk Assessment)
  • Professor Richard Bull (ecotoxicologist, Washington State University)
  • Professor David Hamilton (environmental scientist, University of Waikato)
  • Dr Joan Rose (microbiologist, Michigan State University)
  • Harry Seah (advanced water treatment expert, Singapore Public Utility Board)
  • Professor Mike McLaughlin (environmental chemist, CSIRO)
  • Professor Ian Frazer (Director, Diamantina Institute for Cancer Immunology and Metabolic Medicine, University of Queensland, Australian of the Year)
  • Dr Zelle Hodge (President of the Australian Medical Association Queensland)


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