Brisbane, Australia

Frederick Bouckaert


International WaterCentre


Frederick worked at the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) from 2002 until 2017. He led the Sustainable Rivers Audit program as Director from 2010-2013. During that time, he also completed the Master of Integrated Water Management with the International WaterCentre.

Frederick’s experience with the MDBA raised his interest in the challenges of water governance, including how to determine the contextual parameters for sustainable development, in both developing and developed countries, and how to involve key principles of integrated water resource management.

He is currently undertaking a PhD at The University of Queensland. His PhD is investigating the role of river basin organisations in the sustainable management of river basins. Looking at socio-ecological systems dynamics, his study aims to develop an integrated governance and management framework as a planning and evaluation tool for water and ecosystem services’ security. His study has applied the framework to four river basins around the world: São Francisco River basin (Brazil), Murray-Darling River basin (Australia), Garonne River (France) and the Yellow River (China).

  • PhD Research Candidate, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Integrated Water Management, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), Murdoch University

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