Australian Partners

The Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is a research-intensive university with global standing specialising in
discovery and public policy. The Crawford School of Public Policy ( and Fenner
School of Environment and Society ( are key focal points for research, education
and policy engagement on water policy and management in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific region. The
College of Asia and the Pacific has the world’s largest number of staff and students working on the region, with a
large volume of ANU alumini returning to the Asia-Pacific to assume positions within their home country
Various centres and groups within the Crawford and Fenner Schools, as well as the rest of the ANU, have
supported the understanding of key trade-offs between different water uses and have the capacity to share
Australian lessons with the Indo-Pacific region. These units include:
• UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance
• Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management (iCAM) Centre
• Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP) (,
• National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (,
• Food, Energy, Environment, Water (FE2W) Network (,
• Global Water Forum (
• The Asia and Pacific Policy Society (
As one of Australia’s leading universities, the ANU has the facilities and experience to host events, study tours,
and other knowledge sharing activities. A large body of dedicated professional staff provides the capacity to
efficiently manage grants and projects.

• 50+ academic staff working on water management
• Broad expertise on water across science, policy, economics, law, development
• Global reputation as Australia’s leading university
• Access to Australian policy makers and policy making processes
• World’s largest concentration of academic staff working on the Asia-Pacific
• Extensive existing network across Indo-Pacific governments, universities and civil society
• Professional staff experienced in managing large projects and grants
• Lecture theatres and other facilities to host events and training
• Influential online publications, e.g. East Asia Forum,, Global Water Forum

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