Dr Garman’s career has covered the full range of environmental management from water resources and pollution control through to new environmental technologies, covering all aspects of measurement, management policy and strategic analysis.
He is presently appointed as the Founding Dean of the School of Freshwater Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA. He took up this position in September 2011.
His area of R&D focuses on applications of advanced technology to all aspects of environmental management but with a key emphasis on water and wastewater. UWM has strong international linkages with the Europe, US and Asia.
Formerly as Chief Executive of Environmental Biotechnology Cooperative Research Centre he had responsibility for research and development with a budget of about A$10M/year. Its R&D focused on applications of advanced biotechnology to all aspects of environmental management but with an emphasis on water and wastewater.
Dr Garman has served as both an executive and non-executive director for private and listed companies. He is well experienced in the innovation and commercialisation of new technologies.
Dr Garman is immediate past-President and former Chairman of the International Water Association. He has served 2 terms being elected in 2005 to serve to September 2010. He has served on the IWA board for over 10 years including 2 terms as senior vice president. He continues as a director and Past President of IWA.
He is an advisor to a number of research bodies, international prizes and water authorities throughout the world as well as having extensive industry and commercial experience.
He has had extensive policy experience in terms of resource development and resource management in all aspects of pollution and resource management.