About the Peter Cullen
After Peter retired from the University of Canberra in 2002, he continued to speak for the rivers with his advocacy, notably as a founder of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.
Peter was known for his exploration of different ways of communicating complex science – he could explain systems approaches to environmental management in accessible ways to all in society, from the Prime Minister to community members living by our rivers. He greatly affected water and environmental policy in all tiers of government, by strong and effective leadership and accessible and evidence based science communication.
“While scientists can give a measure of what we should do with rivers, the fate of our rivers will depend on politicians having the courage to follow scientific advice.”
Peter Cullen AO
Some of Peter Cullen’s writings are available via the website.