Director's Welcome

The future of water is changing at a global scale, with the effects felt nationally and locally. Increasing demand and scarcity, changing patterns of rainfall and evaporation, and growing recognition of the importance of cultural and environmental water are all key drivers in this change.

The Institute for Water Futures is dedicated to working with a wide range of partners to combine leading edge technology, advanced biophysical and social sciences, real-world applications and futures thinking for understanding long-term changes in freshwater and crafting innovative pathways for policy and practice.

Welcome to our Institute, and we warmly invite you to join us in this journey!

-Professor Lorrae van Kerkhoff

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.