Signatories

 
  Henning Bjornlund   Henning Bjornlund is a Research Professor of Water Policy and Management at the University of South Australia. For the last four years he has focused his research on improving the productivity and profitability of small-scale irrigators in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania. His past research has focused on analysing water markets and other water sharing mechanisms and their operations, impact and design focusing on Australia and Canada.

Henning Bjornlund

Henning Bjornlund is a Research Professor of Water Policy and Management at the University of South Australia. For the last four years he has focused his research on improving the productivity and profitability of small-scale irrigators in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania. His past research has focused on analysing water markets and other water sharing mechanisms and their operations, impact and design focusing on Australia and Canada.

  Jeff Connor   Jeff Connor is Professor of Water Economics at the University of South Australia. He has a history of working closely with governments at local, state, national and international levels to provide policy advice based on rigorous economics.  Jeff has worked as an advisor to the Murray Darling Basin Authority, natural resource management boards and state departments for water, agriculture and natural resource management in South Australia, Victoria, and Western Australia.

Jeff Connor

Jeff Connor is Professor of Water Economics at the University of South Australia. He has a history of working closely with governments at local, state, national and international levels to provide policy advice based on rigorous economics.  Jeff has worked as an advisor to the Murray Darling Basin Authority, natural resource management boards and state departments for water, agriculture and natural resource management in South Australia, Victoria, and Western Australia.

  Lin Crase   Lin Crase is Professor of Economics and Head of School of Commerce. He joined UniSA in February 2016. Lin's research has focused on applied economics in the context of water. He has analysed water markets and the property rights that attend them, water pricing and numerous applications of water policy. Whilst his expertise includes the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia, he has also worked on major water projects in south Asia, Japan and Europe. 

Lin Crase

Lin Crase is Professor of Economics and Head of School of Commerce. He joined UniSA in February 2016. Lin's research has focused on applied economics in the context of water. He has analysed water markets and the property rights that attend them, water pricing and numerous applications of water policy. Whilst his expertise includes the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia, he has also worked on major water projects in south Asia, Japan and Europe. 

  Richard Davis   Richard Davis has had an extensive career in water and environmental research with CSIRO, Australia, specializing in environmental flows, water quality, catchment management and decision support systems.  He has also worked for various Australian government agencies and the World Bank.  He was Chief Science Advisor to the Australian National Water Commission from 2007-2011.  He has been a Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.

Richard Davis

Richard Davis has had an extensive career in water and environmental research with CSIRO, Australia, specializing in environmental flows, water quality, catchment management and decision support systems.  He has also worked for various Australian government agencies and the World Bank.  He was Chief Science Advisor to the Australian National Water Commission from 2007-2011.  He has been a Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.

  Quentin Grafton   Quentin Grafton is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy at Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Executive Editor of the  Global Water Forum  that he established in 2010, and the Convenor of the  Geneva Actions on Human Water Security . He formerly served as the Chair of the Socio-Economics Reference panel for the Murray-Darling Basin Commission. 

Quentin Grafton

Quentin Grafton is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy at Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Executive Editor of the Global Water Forum that he established in 2010, and the Convenor of the Geneva Actions on Human Water Security. He formerly served as the Chair of the Socio-Economics Reference panel for the Murray-Darling Basin Commission. 

  Graham Harris   Graham Harris has spent the last 50 years working at the interface of science, environmental management and society. He was the foundation Chief of CSIRO Land and Water, a member of the Australian National Water Commission Aquatic Ecosystem Advisory Group and chair of the Science Reference Group for the “Living Murray” program. He is currently Hon Professorial Fellow of Infrastructure and Environmental Systems in the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong.

Graham Harris

Graham Harris has spent the last 50 years working at the interface of science, environmental management and society. He was the foundation Chief of CSIRO Land and Water, a member of the Australian National Water Commission Aquatic Ecosystem Advisory Group and chair of the Science Reference Group for the “Living Murray” program. He is currently Hon Professorial Fellow of Infrastructure and Environmental Systems in the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong.

 
 
  Darla Hatton MacDonald   Associate Professor Darla Hatton MacDonald has over 100 publications including 50 journal articles,  book chapters, conference papers and project reports.  In 2000, she was hired by the CSIRO to work in water and subsequently spent 15 years working on the economics of water trading and other economic instruments for managing the environment.  She has extensive experience in research management as the Research Director for the Policy and Economic Research Unit in CSIRO from 2005 to 2009 before returning to research in 2010.  

Darla Hatton MacDonald

Associate Professor Darla Hatton MacDonald has over 100 publications including 50 journal articles,  book chapters, conference papers and project reports.  In 2000, she was hired by the CSIRO to work in water and subsequently spent 15 years working on the economics of water trading and other economic instruments for managing the environment.  She has extensive experience in research management as the Research Director for the Policy and Economic Research Unit in CSIRO from 2005 to 2009 before returning to research in 2010.  

  Richard Kingsford   Professor Richard Kingsford is a river ecologist who has worked extensively across the wetlands and rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin. He also worked with many different communities and governments across this region. His research has influenced the policy and management of the Murray-Darling Basin, including through involvement on state and federal advisory committees. He is the Director for the Centre for Ecosystem Science UNSW, Sydney.

Richard Kingsford

Professor Richard Kingsford is a river ecologist who has worked extensively across the wetlands and rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin. He also worked with many different communities and governments across this region. His research has influenced the policy and management of the Murray-Darling Basin, including through involvement on state and federal advisory committees. He is the Director for the Centre for Ecosystem Science UNSW, Sydney.

  David Paton   David Paton AM is an ecologist at the University of Adelaide and has been monitoring the ecological health of the Coorong for more than three decades.

David Paton

David Paton AM is an ecologist at the University of Adelaide and has been monitoring the ecological health of the Coorong for more than three decades.

  John Quiggin   John Quiggin is an Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland. He is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian and international economic policy. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and many other learned societies and institutions.  He has worked on the economics of the Murray Darling Basin since the 1980s and received a Federation Fellowship for his work on this topic in 2003.

John Quiggin

John Quiggin is an Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland. He is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian and international economic policy. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and many other learned societies and institutions.  He has worked on the economics of the Murray Darling Basin since the 1980s and received a Federation Fellowship for his work on this topic in 2003.

  Sarah Wheeler   Professor Sarah Wheeler is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and the Associate Director of Research with the Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide. She is an Associate Editor/editor of three water and economic journals and five editorial boards. She has currently published over one hundred papers on issues associated with water, climate change and farmer adaptation behaviour, and is an expert on water issues in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Sarah Wheeler

Professor Sarah Wheeler is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and the Associate Director of Research with the Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide. She is an Associate Editor/editor of three water and economic journals and five editorial boards. She has currently published over one hundred papers on issues associated with water, climate change and farmer adaptation behaviour, and is an expert on water issues in the Murray-Darling Basin.

  John Williams   John is a water scientist and Adjunct Professor at ANU Crawford School of Pubic Policy and Institute of Land Water and Society at CSU. He was formerly Chief CSIRO Land and Water and later NSW Commissioner for Natural Resources. John is a passionate advocate for a rational debate on water resources and sustainable land management. He has extensive experience in providing national and international thought leadership in natural resource management and sustainable agricultural production.

John Williams

John is a water scientist and Adjunct Professor at ANU Crawford School of Pubic Policy and Institute of Land Water and Society at CSU. He was formerly Chief CSIRO Land and Water and later NSW Commissioner for Natural Resources. John is a passionate advocate for a rational debate on water resources and sustainable land management. He has extensive experience in providing national and international thought leadership in natural resource management and sustainable agricultural production.