Don is a consultant Hydrogeologist, and up to 1993 was Head of the Groundwater and Engineering Geology Branch of the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. He has worked in both academia (University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and Institute of Advanced Education Toowoomba, Qld) and industry (Gold and Copper mining in Africa and Mineral exploration on WA). A former President of the International Mine Water Association Don’s interests include Groundwater Resource Evaluation and modeling as well as the interaction between various forms of mining and the ambient groundwater. He organized and lectured at the A.M.F. Australian Groundwater Schools in 1984 and 1987 and has been involved in short courses in Mine Dewatering and Numerical Modelling.