Supervisor(s) and panel members
The research takes place in two areas of the West Kimberley, Western Australia. It is based on two collaborative research projects, corresponding to partnerships with Nyamba Buru Yawuru and Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation. Regional water security is examined using a postcolonial lens. We aim to understand local water governance needs for supporting water security, highlight water management and governance innovation in the region, and make policy recommendations that address governance gaps.
Taylor, KS, Moggridge, BJ & Poelina, A 2017, Australian Indigenous Water Policy and the impacts of the ever-changing political cycle. Australasian Journal of Water Resources, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1–16.
Grey-Gardner, R. and Taylor, K.S., 2009. Bridge Over Troubled Water. National Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health conference, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, May 12-15 2009.
Grey-Gardner, R. and Taylor, K.S. 2010. Community Water Planner Field Guide. National Water Commission, Australian Government, Canberra.
Taylor, K.S., 2010. Waterwise Action in Central Australia, (PDF, 2MB). Power and Water Corporation, Darwin.
Taylor, K.S., Anda, M., Sturman, J., Mathew, K., and Ho, G., 2005. Subsurface Dripline Tubing- An Experimental Design for Assessing the Effectiveness of Using Dripline to Apply Treated Wastewater for Turf Irrigation in Western Australia. Integrated Concepts In Water Recycling. Wollongong, NSW, Australia, February 14- 17, 2005. Reproduced in the Journal of Desalination 187(2006) 375-385
Scholarships and fellowships
- Australian Post Graduate Award
- 2018 Australian Parliamentary Library Summer Scholar
Prior to starting her PhD, Kat worked for close to a decade with NGOs in the central Australian and Kimberley regions. She has experience from a variety of collaborative projects involving: drinking water risk management, on-country water research, water rights, water conservation and environmental education.
January 2013 – 2016
Centre for Appropriate Technology, Alice Springs, 2015
Trainer/ assessor, Certificate II in Remote Area Essential Services
Kimberley Land Council, Broome, 2010-2011
Drinking Water Project Officer/ West Kimberley Indigenous Community Water Facilitator.
Centre for Appropriate Technology, Alice Springs, 2009
Research assistant, Community Water Planner Field Guide project.
Arid Lands Environment Centre, Alice Springs, 2007-2009
COOLmob project manager
WA Department of Water, Kwinana, Perth, 2007
Natural resource management officer
Environmental Technology Centre, Murdoch University, 2006
Researcher, treated wastewater irrigation.
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia