Peter Cullen

Professor Peter Cullen passed away on 13 March 2008. We miss him terribly. We lost a great friend and Australia lost a great man.

Prof Peter Cullen AO FTSE (1943-2008)

MAgrSc, DipEd (Melb), Hon DUniv (Canb)


Peter Cullen – Eulogy by John Williams

Peter Cullen – A tribute by Peter Cosier

Peter Cullen – A tribute by Asa Wahlquist

Cullenisms – Thinking about water


Water reform
Freshwater ecology
Environmental flows
Catchment management


Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Commissioner, National Water Commission
Member, Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee
Chair, Scientific Advisory Panel, Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum
Chair, Victorian Water Trust Advisory Council
Former Director, Co-operative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology, University of Canberra
Former President, Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
Member, International Water Academy

Publications and Speeches

Adapting to Water Scarcity: A Global Challenge for the 21st Century

Confronting Water Scarcity: Water Futures for South Australia

Yes it’s not Sustainable but it’s not my fault!

Facilitating Landscapes and Communities in Transition

Knowledge Investments Underpinning National Water Reform

Facing up to the Water Crisis

The Urban Water Agenda in 2007

Running on empty: the risk of continuing to dither while the empty light is flashing

Flying Blind – The Disconnect between Groundwater and Policy

Science & Politics – Speaking Truth to Power

Water Challenges for the 21st Century

Turning the Tide: How Does Science Change Public Policy?