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Ted Gardner

April 11, 2014 /

Specialist Fields

  • Systems thinking as applied to the Urban Water Cycle
  • Metabolism of ecologically sensitive subdivisions (water, energy and nutrient balances)
  • Microbiology and quantitative microbial risk assessment of alternative urban water supplies
  • Energy and greenhouse gas footprint of alternative water and wastewater systems
  • Nutrient recovery and reuse from source separated waste streams (urine separating toilets at The Ecovillage at Currumbin)
  • Effectiveness of water sensitive design and erosion control in reducing contaminant export from urban subdivisions
  • Hydrology, geochemistry, sociology and energy aspects of urban rainwater systems
  • Effect of urbanisation and stormwater harvesting on the ecosystem health of urban creeks
  • Life Cycle Assessment of alternative urban water systems
  • Treatment and reuse of waste water for non-potable and potable uses
  • Performance and sustainability of decentralised wastewater treatment systems


  • 59 Journal papers
  • 149 Refereed conference papers
  • 56 Conference papers
  • 59 Workshop presentations
  • 129 Technical presentations to various special interest groups
  • 3 Book Chapters
  • 2 Monograph Chapters
  • 1 Editor of a Monograph on Purified Recycled Water – the Technical Issues


  • Membership of Professional Association
  • Australian Water Association (AWA)
  • Australian Society of Soil Science (Served as treasurer, committee member and course convener, Queensland Branch)
  • International Water Association (IWA)


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