Arash Zamyadi selected for prestigious industry leadership program

July 26, 2021

Water Research Australia Research Manager, Dr Arash Zamyadi, has been selected to participate in the 2021 Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust Science to Policy Leadership Program.

This prestigious program is designed to create long-term impact and change for Australia’s water and environment managers, by enhancing their opportunities to take up leadership roles and proactively contribute to a sustainable world.

“I am honoured to be one of the 16 individuals selected to undertake this journey,” Arash said. “I believe collaborative leadership can help us create an inclusive environment that motivates our teams, enhances creativity, and fosters a work culture that is productive and enjoyable.”

Arash has been working with the WaterRA BIG Team – including utility, health and research members – to develop and strengthen pathways to access sources of research funding, and to enhance analytical, pilot and full-scale research capacity.

“My goal is to use learning outcomes from the program to enhance my capacity to influence water, environmental and climate change policy by leading high-quality, relevant and readable research, communicating the outcome of the research, understanding policy processes, policymaking context, and key stakeholders.

“I’m excited to meet influential industry leaders, learn more about how to navigate and engage with the political aspects influencing my current research projects, and to go on to use this knowledge to craft successful future projects.”

WaterRA CEO Karen Rouse said the Peter Cullen Water & Environment Trust Science to Policy Leadership Program will provide Arash with the ideal learning and growth opportunity, with broader benefits for the water industry and environmental research and innovation.

“This is a great opportunity for Arash to increase his knowledge of research translation and establish new and wider networks – ultimately enabling WaterRA’s research to deliver more value to more members,” Karen said.

“We wish him all the best in this challenging but rewarding experience.”

Image below: Dr Arash Zamyadi