Emeritus Professor Poh-Ling Tan has over 35 years of work in legal practice and academia with expertise spanning property law, Asian legal systems to water resource law and governance. She has provided policy advice on aspects of water reform and planning to federal and state governments. She has published two books, and numerous articles particularly on water planning and community engagement in water reform.
Recognised as one of the foremost water governance experts in Australia, Poh-Ling serves on a number of state/national boards and advisory committees. In 2018 the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy appointed Poh-Ling to an independent panel auditing governance of non-urban water. Until December 2019 she was IWC Professor of Water Law and Governance at Griffith University.