William is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Crawford School of Economics and Government at The Australian National University (ANU). His work in Australia and Canada over the last decade has been focused on natural resources management (with a focus on water and forestry), strategic management in the natural resources sectors and Indigenous economic development. He has worked both in an academic and professional capacity in these fields, providing services to indigenous groups, governments, corporations and industry associations. Prior to starting with ANU, William worked at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry and was a senior research associate with the Forest Economics and Policy Analysis unit (UBC).
William is currently undertaking research relating to the development of water markets across northern Australia for the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) and Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) network. This research, supervised by Professor Quentin Grafton, will assess the feasibility and viability of water markets across the region. As part of this study he recently travelled across northern Australia examining attitudes and values towards water markets among a diverse range of stakeholders from industry, Indigenous, government and recreational user groups. A final assessment of the costs and benefits of water markets across northern Australia will be provided at the end of 2010 for the project.
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