CARINE resident Peter Taylor has received national recognition for his work as an air quality expert.
He was awarded an Australia Day Achievement Medallion after being nominated by his employer, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.
The medallion is part of a national program run by the Australia Day Council and recognises the contribution of public servants to the nation.
Department director Mike Rowe said Dr Taylor was 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 WA.”