GHD's Water guru named Adjunct Professor by UQ

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22 February 2013

The University of Queensland (UQ) has named Chris Hertle, GHD’s Global Market Leader – Water, as an Adjunct Professor in the Advanced Water Management Centre for a period of three years.

The title was awarded to Chris as formal recognition of his significant contribution to the work and activities of the university, from which he received an honours degree in Chemical Engineering in 1983. He also holds a Master of Philosophy in Biological and Environmental Science from Murdoch University for development of a high rate anaerobic treatment system that treated abattoir wastewater.

After stints working with Brisbane City Council in the wastewater treatment section and ESI a technology supplier to the water industry, Chris joined GHD in 1993. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in numerous consulting assignments in the areas of industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment and recycling as well as solid waste management. During this time, Chris continued his close involvement with the university.

Speaking of the honour, Chris comments, “This recognition allows me to continue to be involved with UQ’s Chemical Engineering department and the Advanced Water Management Centre at an elevated level. I hope to provide guidance into research projects to ensure that the outcomes can be applied by the water industry. In addition, I’ll be able to occasionally deliver guest lectures – particularly in subjects relating to low energy wastewater treatment, anaerobic systems and management of solid wastes.”

This honour further complements Chris' recent appointment to the Research Advisory Committee at the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.

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