The South Australian Government has announced Adjunct Professor don Bursill has been reappointed as the state’s Chief Scientist and Co-Chair of the Premier’s Science and Industry Council until December 2014.


State Science and Information Economy Minister, Tom Kenyon, said Professor Bursill’s reappointment reflected the strong culture and commitment to science in South Australia.


“High quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research are critical to building a strong foundation for our economy across several of our main growth sectors,” Mr Kenyon said.


“Professor Bursill is a leader in the field of water management and quality and he has been at the forefront of the most important developments and decisions regarding potable water in Australia for the past 40 years.