Jacobs is a 70,000 person global consulting firm with 5,000 employees in Australia. Our Australian water resources team combines interdisciplinary scientific, economic and socio-political knowledge to address water challenges across Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. We seek to work collaboratively across our offices in Australia as well our colleagues in New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China and India.
We have made significant contributions to the water industry in Australia. Over the last 20 plus years, our organisation has been involved in Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) on catchment hydrology and freshwater ecology . We were one of only two private sector partners in the eWater CRC, where Jacobs forged a strong relationship with eWater and made an important contribution to the development of water modelling tools.
Currently we are a member of the Water Sensitive Cities CRC, providing thought leadership on sustainable, socio-technical urban water management solutions, and a 43-Pl member on the CRC for Spatial Innovation. We have extensive experience providing technical and strategic water advice to a wide range of clients and industry sectors (e.g. urban and rural water utilities, government agencies at both state and federal levels, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, building, power and industrial). This has allowed us to build collaborative relationships with leading water decision makers, and to share our skills and knowledge to foster sustainable water solutions. Our experience in addressing surface and groundwater security in Australia now lends itself to addressing the challenges of water security in the Asia Pacific.