The Institute for Water Futures is building a coalition of capability in academic, government, policy and community to support scientifically informed, politically robust and future ready water management decision-making.

The Institute for Water Futures partners with leading institutions to shape discourse on water futures and grow capability for future-oriented decision making.  Our researchers join us from our partner schools and institutes across the Australian National University.  These include the Crawford School of Public Policy, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Research School of Earth Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science, the ANU Mathematical Science Institute, and the Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions.

Outside the ANU, our partners include

We welcome opportunities to build new relationships and collaborations. We offer:

  • research and education partnerships with other departments and agencies
  • consultancy and research services to government and non-government organisations
  • postgraduate research opportunities for students
  • support for Indigenous students through the IWF Indigenous Scholars Program.

If you’re interested in partnering with us, please contact

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.