UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance (874), established in 2010 at the Australian National University (Australia)


Water economics, water resources.


The specific objectives of the Chair are to:

  • increase the skills, capacity, networks and potential of leaders and prospective water managers, as well as policy makers, through a coordinated suite of learning modules addressing key issues in water economics, governance and gender equity in integrated water resources management;
  • strengthen and sustain institutional capacity, by providing a platform for collaboration and institutional development via professional courses, student exchanges, professional internships and flexible learning with Global Water Partnership and Global Development Learning Network; and
  • develop tools, case studies and insights on water economics, water governance and gender equity that extend global knowledge and support integrated water resource management.

Host institution

Australian National University (Australia)

UNESCO Chair's webpage

The Global Water Forum initiative

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office in Apia


Prof. R.Quentin Grafton, UNESCO Chairholder

The Australian National University, Crawford School of Economics and Governement

Crawford Building (Bldg 132)

Canberra ACT 0200 Australia


Phone: +61-2-6125-6558

Fax : +61-2-6257-5570