Nick Schofield

Prof Nick Schofield
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Water Partnership


Nick is the Chief Executive of the Australian Water Partnership and has over 35 years’ experience in the water and natural resource management sector.  He has led 14 major research programs across Australia at the intersections of water, agriculture, forestry, mining, urbanisation, biodiversity and climate change.  Nick has developed national policies and pioneered methods in research prioritisation, evaluation and futures analysis.

Nick has been recently appointed to the Strategic Council of the International Water Association and to the International Water Association Australia Committee. He was formerly Director of the Global Water Institute at the University of New South Wales, CEO of the International RiverFoundation, and CEO of the Western Australian Ministerial Water Resources Council.  He has also held senior positions in government, industry, consulting, academia and the not-for-profit sectors.

Nick undertook his BSc (Hons) in Physics at Imperial College, London,  a D.Phil in Astrophysics at the University of York, UK, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Catchment Hydrology at the University of Leeds, UK.  Nick is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of NSW and a Fellow of the Royal Society (NSW).

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