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Professor Kathleen Bowmer
BSc(Hons) PhD Nottingham
Position Professor of Water Policy
Location School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Phone 02 6933 2921
Mobile 0411 041 790
Email firstname.lastname@example.org; Kathleen.Bowmer@bigpond.com
QUALIFICATIONS: BSc(Hons)Nott., PhD (Nott), MRACI, FAICD
Current Appointments are: Professor of Water Policy, Charles Sturt University, part time ( since January 2004); Research Fellow, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (2009); Honorary Research Fellow, CSIRO Land and Water (since January 2004); Visiting Adjunct Professor Griffith University Law School, Brisbane and team member National Water Commission National Water Planning Project (since September 2008); State Water Corporation, Board Member and member of Audit and Compliance, Water Innovation and Remuneration and Organisational Development sub-committees (since September 2004); Principal, Kathleen Bowmer and Associates - academic and scientific consulting.
Previously Chief Research Scientist and Business Director, CSIRO Land and Water, 2001 - 2004; Chair, Murrumbidgee River Management Committee, September 1996 - February 2002; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research), Head of Campus, Charles Sturt University; concurrently Director of Research and Graduate Studies, 1996 - 2001; Australian Research Council Earth Sciences Panel (Chair 2000-2001).
Research and Teaching
Grants and Consultancies (last three years)
- National Water Commission. National Water Planning
- National Water Commission. Raising National Water Standards Program. Costs and Benefits of Pulsing Flows in Rivers
- EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation .Stubble Farming and Ecosystem Services: Effects on Water Quality and Quantity Downstream.
- Land & Water Australia. Environmental Water Allocations and their Governance
- Ord Irrigation Cooperative and National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality
- Plant Biomass Management,
- NSW Natural Resources Advisory CouncilStrategic Overview of the National Water Initiative
- NSW Department of Natural Resources. Peer Review of Macro Water Sharing Planning,
- James Cook University Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research Independent review,.
- Review of the Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures
Previous research and publications in catchment governance, public participation, water sharing, water quality, eutrophication, pesticides measurement and fate in soil and water.
Winner of Pol Eureka Science prize
Subject coordinator 'Water policy and management', Charles Sturt University. Previously designed and delivered workshops for early career researchers, supervisors, and writing grant applications.
Mentor for early career researchers for CSIRO and CSU.
Research student supervisor (justice in water policy). Examiner/supervisor for ten Universities.
Australian Water Association, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors,
Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Integration across disciplines to develop options for improved environmental and community well- being for rural and regional Australia.
Bowmer, K. H. (2008) Rural Society Guest Editor, Special Issue Gender and Water.
Watts, R.J., Allan, C., Bowmer, K. H., Page, K. J., Ryder, D. S. and Wilson, A. L. (2009). Pulsed Flows: A Review of Relative Environmental Costs and Benefits, Summary of Current Practice, and Identification of Prospective Best Practice and Areas where Future Research Can Contribute. National Water Commission WaterLine Series(in press).
Bowmer K. H. (ed.) (2004) Water Innovation: A New Era for Australia. CL Creations, Sydney (editor). Sponsors: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and thirty others. Eminent advisory panel chaired by Paul Perkins. (Distributed to trade missions, embassies and over 56 catchment authorities and regional groups Australia wide). http://www.clcreations.com.au/innovation%5Fseries/water.htm
Gardner, A. and Bowmer, K. H. (2007). Environmental water allocations and their governance. Chapter 4. In (Hussey, K. and Dovers, S. Eds) Managing Water in Australia: The Social and Institutional Challenges. CSIRO Publishing, pp. 43-57.
Chartres C, Bowmer K. H. and Stewart, B. (2004). Science Advice on Natural Resource Management: A Report to the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, 63pp. http://www.nrm.gov.au/publications/sci-advice/index.html
Bowmer, K. H. (2007). Water and conflict resolution: from smoke-filled rooms to public participation. In Wilson A L, Dehaan R L, Watts R J, Page K J Bowmer K H, and Curtis A (Eds). Australian Rivers: Making a Difference. Proceedings of the 5th Australian Stream Management Conference 21-25 May 2007, Thurgoona, New South Wales, pp.25-30. http://www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws/5ASM%20Proceedings%20for%20website/Bowmer_Kathleen_25.pdf