Professor Robert Vertessy

B.A. Hons. (Monash), Ph.D (ANU), FTSE
Honorary Professor

September 2012 – April 2016: Bureau of Meteorology, Canberra, Australia. Director of Meteorology and CEO.

September 2011 – August 2012: Bureau of Meteorology, Canberra, Australia. Acting Director of Meteorology and CEO.

May 2008 – September 2011: Bureau of Meteorology, Canberra, Australia. Deputy Director (Climate and Water).

May 2007 – April 2008: Bureau of Meteorology, Canberra, Australia. Chief Scientist (Hydrology). [On secondment from CSIRO]

October 2006 - February 2007: Office of Water Resources, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Secondment to work on the National Plan for Water Security.

April 2004 - April 2007: CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia. Chief of Division.

July 2002 – April 2004: Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology. Director (Chief Executive Officer).

Research interests

  • Environmental intelligence
  • Water security
  • Water information
  • Climate variability
  • Climate change processes
  • Catchment hydrology
  • Forest hydrology
  • Hydrologic modelling
  • Water resource assessment
  • Terrain analysis

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