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Strategic Advisory Committee

WaterRA’s Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) comprises members drawn from academia, water corporations, industry peak bodies, regulators and policy agencies (health, economic and environmental), with the mix of members reflecting the current strategic priorities of WaterRA. Appointment to the SAC is for two years.

The current Chair of the SAC is WaterRA Board Director Amy Dysart of Power and Water Corporation.

Broadly the SAC’s role is to assist WaterRA to contribute to national research strategy and policy goals by:

  • Providing strategic guidance to the management and Board of WaterRA on national and/or jurisdictional water-related strategy, policy, or regulatory change, or other water industry-related matters, which may affect WaterRA’s members or WaterRA generally and which may have implications for WaterRA’s research programs and activities;
  •  Advising the management and Board on emerging regulatory, environmental or health issues in relation to water industry services; and,
  • Advising the management and Board on specific knowledge gaps in the science needed to underpin progressive, evidence-based guidelines and policy, with respect to regulation of water industry services, specifically where targeted research would help to inform future policy direction and/or regulation.

The current SAC members have outstanding experience and skills from across the water industry, and we will seek their guidance in direction setting and review, problem definition, research outcome delivery, synthesis, knowledge transfer and benefit realisation and measurement.

Members of the Committee

Amy Dysart (Power & Water Corporation) - Chair
A/Prof Rita Henderson (University of NSW) - Deputy Chair
Dr David Cunliffe (SA Health)
Dr Annette Davison (Risk Edge)
Graham Hawke (Bureau of Meteorology)
Prof Cynthia Mitchell (University of Technology, Sydney)
Dr Greg Ryan (Water Services Association of Australia)
Wendy Henderson (NSW Health)
Karen Rouse (WaterRA) - Secretary