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The challenges of translating science and research into policy

Developing a strategic mindset about influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably. The research community needs to seize such opportunities  (termed  'policy windows') when they do…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

How can scientists have greater influence in policy making?

Policy making is an extremely complex area of politics that brings together many different considerations, contexts, institutions and personalities.   Strategies for influencing the political dynamics of decision-making (Project A3.3) of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities unpacked some of this…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

Josh’s House

Josh’s House is an innovative housing-scale sustainable design and construction project based in Hilton WA, led by environmental scientist and national media personality Dr Josh Byrne in conjunction with Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Consisting of…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Here’s what happened at Ozwater’18

Tony Wong (Chief Executive Officer) and Nora Foley (Research Portfolio Manager) sell the water sensitive message. Our staff and researchers shared their vision for water sensitive cities at the Australian Water Association’s Ozwater’18 conference in Brisbane earlier this month (8–10…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2018

Scientists versus policy-makers: building capacity for productive interactions across boundaries in the urban water sector

Abstract This paper critically reflects on a trial process for building the capacity of researchers to influence policy-makers in the urban water sector in Australia. Framed as an action research inquiry, this study brought together multidisciplinary teams of researchers to…
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  • Date Published: 8th Aug 2016

Understanding six water leadership roles: a framework to help build leadership capacity

Abstract This paper describes six leadership roles that often feature in processes of change that drive more sustainable forms of water management in developed and developing countries. These are referred to as the champion leader, enabling leader, cross-boundary team leader,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2015
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