Dirk is Senior Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Land & Water. He has a background in soil and groundwater hydrology with more than 25 years of experience in characterising and modelling water flow and contaminant transport in complex environments – typically variably-saturated soils, aquifers and low-permeable porous media including deep clay formations.

His work includes the evaluation by means of process-based models of management options for water-related environmental pollution problems. Dirk has also been involved in front-end and back-end (human health and environmental) impact assessment studies for the nuclear fuel cycle in Europe, South-America, and Asia. His current research involves the development of a holistic framework for integrated systems science across landscapes where groundwater is an important driver of change and vector for transport of nutrients, trace elements and contaminants.

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