Senior Fellow, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environment Law, University of Melbourne

Erin is a water policy and governance specialist. She has worked in environmental management and water governance since 2003, as both a private consultant and with the Victorian Government. Erin developed state environmental water policy on new environmental water organizations (such as the VEWH), water trading, water market rules and using the water market to achieve environmental outcomes. Erin is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, where she has recently completed her PhD on the implications of using a corporation to hold and manage environmental water, in particular, the governance challenges of delivering both independence and accountability in managing such a precious public resource. Her thesis is available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/191749

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Fellow, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environment Law, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Law)
  • 2008 
    Deakin University, LL.B (Hons)
  • 2002 
    University of Adelaide, B.Sc. (Hons)

Publications

  • 2018
    At the Intersection of the Sacred and the Legal: Rights for Nature in Uttarakhand, India, Journal of Environment Law
  • 2017
    Competition or Collaboration? Using Legal Persons to Manage Water for the Environment in Australia and the United States, Environmental and Planning Law Journal
  • 2013
    Rivers as a Nexus of Culture, Ecology and Technology., Global Water Forum
  • 2013
    Common Legal and Policy Factors in the Emergence of Environmental Water Managers., Water and Society II.
  • 2013
    Australia's environmental water holders: who is managing our environmental water?, Australian Environment Review
  • 2012
    Institutional reform in environmental water management: the new Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Journal of Water Law