Dr Andrew ROSS

BA (Hons) MA (Econ)
Research Fellow
T: 61 2 6125 8132

Areas of expertise

  • Natural Resource Management 050209
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205

Research interests

Integrated groundwater and surface water management

Economics and governance of managed aquifer recharge

Groundwater solutions for water and food security, and adaptation to climate change

Water policy and governance 





Andrew Ross is a Research Fellow at the Australian National University and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.   He is a member of the management group of the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, leading globally relevant strategic initiatives to promote sustainable groundwater governance and management.  He also leads the International Association of Hydrogeologists working group on economic aspects of managed aquifer recharge.  He is a partner in the Australian Water Partnership. Before joining the ANU he was policy director in the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage and the Treasury. He also worked for the OECD's Environmental Directorate.


Researcher's projects


Strategic globally significant initiatives to support sustainable groundwater management: Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, Australian Water Partnership, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

Financial and economic analysis of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR): International Association of Hydrogeologists Working Group on MAR, feasibility study of MAR in Australian cotton production


Past student projects

PHD on Integrated Surface Water and Groundwater Management in the Murray-Darling Basin, Colorado and Idaho


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