Professor Poh-Ling Tan

Griffith University                                                        

LLB (Hons) (Malaya); LLB (1st class Hons) (QUT); PhD (ANU)

Poh-Ling is IWC Professor of Water Law and Governance, Griffith Law School.

An applied, multi-disciplinary and “assets-based” approach informs her teaching in the Masters in Integrated Water Management for the International Watercentre, a consortium of 4 leading Australian universities. Her research focuses on water reform and governance particularly in water planning and the intersections of law, social and biophysical sciences.

She has advisory roles on the Murray–Darling Basin Authority’s Advisory Committee on Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences; the OECD Water Governance Initiative, a multi-stakeholder forum for policy development; and the National Cultural Flows Research Project.

For over a decade she has served as a member of the Water Resource Operations Plan Referral Panel set up under the Water Act 2000 to make recommendations to the Queensland Minister on issues arising from the implementation of water plans.

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