Over twenty years of experience in water, sustainability, and natural resources policy, management practice, and science in Europe and Australia. My ethos in life is – to think differently, challenge the status quo, and drive the change and innovation needed to secure sustainability.

Creating ripples

Ripple Effect 51: Quick Trip Down Under Then Back to the Blockchain Such fun to participate in this riveting discussion with Emily Lewis. We covered topics from how the Murray-Darling Basin approached their water scarcity issues and created one of the world’s most developed water markets, to blockchain as a tool for facilitating water market …

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Civic Ledger Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Water Ledger co-founder, Civic Ledger was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Since its beginnings in late 2016, Civic Ledger understood the value proposition of blockchain to build new digital markets for taking accurate stock of shared public resources, especially to help determine the true value of …

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Water Wallets: The life history of your water right

In recent weeks I have been reflecting on two very different life experiences. One is my experience as a “road warrior” travelling the world to discuss water issues with government policy makers, regulators, and operators. The other is being the owner of groundwater and riparian water rights. On the face of it these two experiences …

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Aqaix and EcoMetrics Join Forces

Water Ledger partner Aqaix has joined forces with EcoMetrics to offer new financing strategies for nature based solutions – infrastructure projects that restore and enhance natural ecosystems and leverage ecosystem services. “Nature based solutions are becoming hugely important as we plan for climate change adaptation“, said Aqaix CEO Mike Gardner. “In California, they’re being used …

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Water: Digitally transformed

In our last opinion piece, we argued that water rights management is ripe for disruption and digital transformation. But what exactly does digital transformation mean, what is driving it, and how does it link to water rights management?  To quote the Sound of Music: “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.”  “Data is widely recognised as having the potential …

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Water rights: the beating heart of sustainable water management?

Water is vital to our wellbeing and prosperity, individually and collectively. In times of plenty we give it little thought, while in times of scarcity we recognise its true value, at least momentarily. With advancing climate change impacting water availability, coupled with growing demand there are many headlines all over the world talking of actual and impending …

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Water Changes for Far North Farmers

The Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia is working with a range of researchers and industry representatives on a pilot project using blockchain technology to trade water on the Atherton Tablelands. The collaboration involves blockchain and digital technology experts Civic Ledger, the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, SunWater, the …

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