Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Simon Toze obtained his PhD in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Queensland in 1992 and has been working with CSIRO since 1994 on a range of water based topics. He is also an honorary Associate Professor with the UQ School of Population Health.
His current principal research focus is on the reuse of water in urban environments, in particular involving Indirect Potable Reuse and Managed Aquifer Recharge; as well as studying the presence and attenuation of microbial and chemical contaminants in reservoirs, urban stormwater and roof harvested rainwater. He has a range of research interests which include studying the fate and behaviour of microbial pathogens in the environment; the influence of groundwater microorganisms on the biogeochemistry of aquifers; and the development of rapid and accurate molecular based methods for the tracking, detection and enumeration of viable microbial pathogens in environmental water samples.