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Henning Bjornlund

Professor, Business School, University of South Australia

Henning Bjornlund is a Research Professor in Water Policy and Management in the UniSA Business
School, University of South Australia (UniSA) in Adelaide, South Australia. He has been associated
with UniSA since 1990 first as an undergraduate student, then a graduate student and then holding
the full range of research only positions at the University. He simultaneously held a Canada Research
Chair in Water Policy and Management at Lethbridge University, Alberta, Canada from 2005 to 2015.
He completed his PhD in 1999 which provided the first socio-economic analyses of water markets in
Australia. Until 2013 his work continued to focus on water markets and associated polices and
institutions also branching into broader water sharing policies. His focus has always been on farming
and irrigation. Since 2013 he has worked on the project ‘Transforming small-scale Irrigation in
Southern Africa’ funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. In that
capacity he has worked closely with small scale irrigators in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique
and travel widely in the rest of southern and eastern Africa. He has published some 200 peer
reviewed journal articles, book chapter and conference papers.
Professor Bjornlund has also been a board member of the International Water Resources Association
since 2013. The last six years he has Chaired the associations Science, Technology and Publications


  • 2015–present
    Research Professor, University of South Australia


  • 1999 
    University of South Australia , PhD in Business and Management