Carine air quality expert honoured with Australia Day medallion
Released 25 Jan 2018
Air quality expert Peter Taylor of Carine was named as a recipient of an Australian Day Achievement Medallion as part of an Australia-wide recognition of the contribution of public servants to the nation.
Australia Day achievement medallion recipients are selected by their employer as part of a national program run by the Australia Day Council.
Dr Taylor was awarded the medallion at a ceremony at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in Perth for his achievements as an air quality expert for the State Government.
Presenting the medallion Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Director General Mike Rowe acknowledged Dr Taylor as a leader in his field.
“Dr Taylor has been instrumental in delivering important monitoring campaigns using innovative techniques to investigate the sources and pathways of dust in air in industrial precincts such as Point Samson, Port Hedland and Mandogalup,” he said.
“Using his considerable scientific analytical skills, Dr Taylor has continued to interrogate the vast quantity of data gathered through air quality monitoring campaigns, to enhance the department’s understanding of dust in each locality and inform effective regulation of industrial sources.
“His valued technical advice in this field has helped the State Government develop policy on air quality within Western Australia.
“Under his leadership, the department has built its capability to undertake these important air quality monitoring campaigns into the future ensuring protection and management of ambient air quality for the benefit of Western Australian communities.”
The Australia Day achievement medallion is part of a nationally recognised process run by the Australia Day Council in which public sector organisations recognise the outstanding contributions and performance of their staff. For more information go to www.australiaday.org.au.
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