Jane Doolan

Prof Jane Doolan
eWater Board member
Professorial Fellow in Natural Resources Governance, University of Canberra


Jane Doolan is a Professorial Fellow in Natural Resources Governance at the University of Canberra, and a Commissioner of the National Water Commission.  She was formerly the Deputy Secretary Water, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Victoria).  Prof. Doolan has extensive experience in sustainable water resource management, having provided policy advice on issues such as urban and rural water supply and security, national water reform, and water sector governance. She has driven important initiatives in river health, environmental water allocation and catchment management, both at state and national levels.

Her career encompasses intergovernmental policy development and negotiations, particularly in relation to the management of the Murray–Darling Basin, and the oversight of major water projects and programs. Jane holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Melbourne.