Dr Ana Manero

Post-doc research fellow
College of Asia & the Pacific
T: +61 2 6125 0574

Areas of expertise

  • Natural Resource Management 050209
  • Agricultural Economics 140201
  • Economic Development And Growth 140202
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development 070108
  • Water Resources Engineering 090509
  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205

Research interests

Ana's main research interests are focused on finding strategies for sustainable management of natural resources, in a way that considers human values and wellbeing, as well as environmental protection. Current and past areas of research range from water and agriculture, to mining and energy. Through 10 years of work as an academic and a consultant, Ana has developed a strong passion for results-driven research, drawing from multiple fields, including economics, engineering, environmental and social sciences.


Ana is a post-doc research fellow at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, working on water economics and governance. Ana’s current research is focused on improving the understanding and valuation of water resources, for resilient decision-making and greater water justice. Ana also holds an adjunct research fellow position at the University of Western Australia. 

Ana completed her PhD at the ANU in 2018, thesis title: Water distribution within smallholder irrigation schemes in Tanzania and its implications for economic inequality.

Originally from Spain, Ana has lived and worked in six countries, including the USA (Master Thesis at University of California Berkeley) and Tanzania (PhD fieldwork). Ana holds a PhD in agricultural economics (Australian National University) and B.Sc. and M. Sc. civil and environmental engineering (UPC-Barcelona and ENPC-Paris).


Sse full publication list here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=znIYgLgAAAAJ&hl=en

Researcher's projects

In July 2020, Ana joined the Water Justice Hub as a post-doc research fellow on Porf Quentin Grafton's ARC Laureate project. The aim of the reserach is to improve our understanding of the relationship Indigenous Australians have with water, and recognise water’s economic, environmental and socio-cultural values held by First Peoples.

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