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Guest lecture

Water and Public Policy: risks and options assessment for decision-making (ROAD) to promote water security

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Abstract

The lecture gives an overview of possible water risks and how they might be managed with the a Risks and Options  Assessment for Decision (ROAD) process. ROAD offers an approach to: (a) understand risks, especially systemic water risks; (b) to apply a decision frameworks to select preferred water management options; and (c) promote on-the-ground solutions to water problems. Insights are provided about how ROAD has been applied in Vietnam, and how it might be applied in New Zealand.

Professor Quentin Grafton

R. Quentin Grafton, FASSA, is Professor of Economics, ANU Public Policy Fellow, Fellow of the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society and Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP) at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. In April 2010 he was appointed the Chairholder, the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance and between August 2013 and July 2014 served as Executive Director at the Australian National Institute of Public Policy (ANIPP). He currently serves as the Director of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network.

He has had several academic, policy and advisory leadership roles in Australia and overseas. He has published more than 120 scholarly articles in some of the world’s leading journals in economics and also the life sciences (such as Science and Nature Climate Change), more than 40 chapters in books, and 15 edited or co-authored books. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of British Columbia, an MS degree from Iowa State University and an undergraduate degree from Massey University in agricultural economics.

Note: Papers, presentation slides and any other material provided by the Guest Lecturer will be made available some time after the lecture at Publications > Media & Speeches > Guest Lectures by Visiting Academics.

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Last updated: 
Wednesday, 18 October 2017