I’m surprised this story hasn’t made it onto RA yet.
Professor Peter Cullen, a great environmentalist, died this morning after collapsing at his Gunning property last Friday. His work in protecting Australia’s in-land river systems and his great many other environmental works compare only to his capacity to communicate these issues to everyday Fred.
His Wentworth Group is a Canberra-based research group and have been instrumental in much of Australia’s innovative water policy doing much – as can be done – to mitigate the effects of neglect and climate on the Murray-Darling and other threatened river systems. He was 2001 Environmentalist of the Year and a Water Commissioner in the previous govt’s PM-sanctioned body.
His funeral is next Wednesday morning and he will be missed as a great advocate of good public policy on a range of issues – water, environment and many other social issues. Vale, Peter.