Jamie Pittock is Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University. Jamie worked for environmental organisations in Australia and internationally from 1989-2007, including as Director of WWF’s Global Freshwater Program from 2001-2007. His research from 2007 has focused on better governance of the interlinked issues of water management, energy and food supply, responding to climate change and conserving biological diversity. Jamie directs research programs on more sustainable irrigation in Africa, trade-offs among hydropower and food production in the Mekong region, and sustainable water management in the Murray-Darling Basin. He is a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. Dr Pittock teaches courses on environment and society as well as on climate change adaptation.
Jamie is a Public Fund member for Water Stewardship Asia-Pacific, Chair of the Eminent Scientists Group of WWF Australia, member of the editorial board of Ecosystem Services (Elsevier), senior editor of Regional Environmental Change (Springer), and associate editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science - Freshwater Science (Frontiers). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Monash University. He is also a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Policy from The Australian National University.