Don is the Managing Director and Hydrogeologist at Pennington Scott Pty Ltd, a groundwater company with three parts: Groundwater Consulting; Wellfield contracting (borefield installation and management) and an R&D company, Northwater, developing remote borefield automation. Over the past ten years this team has fluctuated between 12 and 30 staff including hydrogeologists, hydrologists, geophysicists, numerical modellers and engineers. Don and his colleagues have built a solid reputation managing deep geothermal bores, regional water exploration and borefield development, strategic mine water management and remote automated borefield management. In addition to his consulting work, Don also lectures at the University of Western Australia and the Australian Groundwater School in Hydrogeology, Mine Dewatering, Strategic Mine Water Management, Groundwater Exploration & Development and Bore Construction. Involved deeply in the industry, Don is on the Australian Drilling Industry Association (ADIA) Adjudicating Committee and runs the Screens and Gravel Pack Course for the ADIA’s DrillSkill.

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