Dr Simon Toze is a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Land and Water in the Urban and Industrial Water research theme. His current principal research focus is on the reuse of water in urban environments, in particular involving managed aquifer recharge and indirect potable reuse. A microbiologist by training, he has a range of research interests which include: studying the fate and behaviour of microbial pathogens in recycled and environmental water, the influence of groundwater micro-organisms on the biogeochemistry of aquifers and the development of rapid and accurate molecular based methods for the detection and enumeration of viable microbial pathogens in environmental water samples. Dr Toze has responsibility for the management and research direction of research projects with a combined value of more than A$6 million. He previously worked at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and the University of Illinois, USA. Dr Toze obtained his Doctorate in Microbiology from the University of Queensland in 1992.