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ANZSOG-Goyder Institute Visiting Professors Program




In 2010, as part of the negotiations to create the Goyder Institute for Water Research Agreement , it was agreed that the Goyder Institute would co-fund the ANZSOG and Goyder Institute Chair of Public Policy and Management in collaboration with Flinders University.

Program details

The ANZSOG–Goyder Institute Visiting Professors Program (the Program) commenced in 2013 and concludes on 30 June 2015. 

The Program allowed issues relating to the management of Australia’s water resources to be addressed from a variety of perspectives, by professors, scholars and professionals with a range of skills and expertise. The term Visiting Professor is used to refer to any professor, scholar or professional who is appointed to the program regardless of their university or professional affiliation.

Each Visiting Professor developed and managed a research and/or engagement program addressing the public policy challenges of how finite resource use can be effectively managed through cooperation, with a priority focus on water policy and management. Appointees’ work contributes to the delivery of Flinders University, the Goyder Institute for Water Research and ANZSOG research priorities and align with the priorities of the South Australian Government.

The Visiting Professors have been located at the Flinders University Victoria Square City Campus, placing them in close proximity to the Goyder Institute office and State Government partners. The appointees worked closely with ANZSOG, the Goyder Institute and its partners, and the Commonwealth Government. The Visiting Professors were also lcoated and spent part of their time at the Flinders University Bedford Park Campus, allowing them to collaborate with other University staff including those from the Flinders Institute of Public Policy & Management (FIPPM), and the National Centre for Groundwater Research & Training (NCGRT).

Biographies of Visiting Professors

Professor Steve Rayner

Professor Bruce Mitchell

Professor Barbara Cosens

Final Reports

Professor Steve Rayner - Use And Usability of Weather and Climate Information in South Australian Water Management

Professor Bruce Mitchell - Evolving Regional, Integrated and Engagement Approaches for Natural Resources Management in South Australia

Professor Barbara Cosens - Application of the Adaptive Water Governance Project to the management of the Lake Eyre Basin and its connections to the Great Artesian Basin