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Kat is a Water Justice Hub Research Fellow at the ANU's Crawford School of Public Policy.  Through her work and research in Central Australia and Western Australia, she has experience in environmental technology, drinking water risk management and water policy.  Kat has a BSc (Hons) environmental science and BSc conservation biology. Kat undertook collaborate co-research for her PhD. examining water security, water governance and decolonisation pathways in the West Kimberley, Western Australia.

Research interests

  • Water governance & co-governance
  • Australian water reform
  • Water policy in northern Australia
  • Groundwater
  • Water property rights, responsibilities and alternative economies
  • Environmental/social/water justice
  • Drinking water risk management
  • Water decolonisation (not a metaphor)
  • Water security


Researcher's projects

Team member,  ARC Laureate research project aiming to value water and support resilient decision-making for water justice. 


BSc Env.Sci (hons), BSc Cons Biol, Murdoch University; PhD, ANU


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