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Research Fellow, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University

Lana Hartwig is a Research Fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute and School of Environment and Science at Griffith University, Queensland. Lana's research explores Aboriginal water access injustice in New South Wales and the Murray-Darling Basin, with a particular focus on Aboriginal participation in water markets and water trading. She is interested in if and how Australia’s neoliberal water governance frameworks contribute to broader Aboriginal claims for self-determination.


  • 2021–present
    Project Officer, Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations
  • 2020–present
    Research fellow, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
  • 2015–2020
    PhD Scholar, Australian Rivers Institute & School of Environment and Science, Griffith University


  • 2020 
    Griffith University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2014 
    Griffith University , Bachelor of Science (Honours
  • 2011 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Sustainability)


  • 2020
    Trends in Aboriginal water ownership in New South Wales, Australia: The continuities between colonial and neoliberal forms of dispossession, Land Use Policy
  • 2018
    Recognition of Barkandji Water Rights in Australian Settler-Colonial Water Regimes, Resources

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Freshwater Sciences Society
  • The Institute of Australian Geographers

Research Areas

  • Human Geography (1604)