Dr Andrew Ross

Honorary Research Fellow Fenner School

Andrew Ross is a honorary senior lecturer at the Fenner School of Environment and Society. He is engaged in globally relevant collaborative initiatives on integrated groundwater and surface water management. He is a member of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions and a partner in the Australian Water Partnership. He leads the International Association of Hydrogeologists' working group on economic aspects of managed aquifer recharge. Before joining the ANU he was an executive in the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage and the Treasury and has also worked for the OECD's Environmental Directorate.

Research interests

Integrated groundwater and surface water management

Water economics and governance

Water and food security, and adaptation to climate change

Water policy

  • Pittock, J, Corbett, S, Colloff, M et al. 2023, 'A review of the risks to shared water resources in the Murray-Darling Basin', Australasian Journal of Water Resources, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 1-17.
  • ROSS, A 2022, 'Benefits and Costs of Managed Aquifer Recharge: Further Evidence', Water, vol. 14, no. 20, p. 3257.
  • ROSS, A, Ray, E & Nelson , R 2022, 'Risks related to groundwater in the Murray Darling Basin', Australasian Journal of Water Resources, vol. 27, no. 1, p. 16.
  • Pavelic, P, Hoanh, C, Dïhaeze, D et al. 2022, 'Evaluation of managed aquifer recharge in the Central Highlands of Vietnam', Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, vol. 44, p. 15.
  • Shivakoti, B, Villholth, K, Pavelic, P et al. 2019, Strategic use of groundwater-based solutions for drought risk reduction and climate resilience in Asia and beyond.
  • ROSS, A & Hasnain, S 2018, 'Factors affecting the cost of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) schemes', Sustainable Water Resources Management, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 179-190.
  • ROSS, A 2017, 'Multi-level Integrated Water Governance: Examples from New South Wales and Colorado', in Katherine A Daniell & Adrian Kay (ed.), Multi-level Governance: Conceptual Challenges and Case Studies from Australia**, ANU Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 361-384.
  • Zheng, Y, Ross, A, Villholth, K et al. 2021, Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability, UNESCO, Paris.
  • ROSS, A 2021, 'Economic Costs and benefits of Managed Aquifer Recharge Case Studies', in (ed.), Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability, UNESCO, Paris, p. 73.
  • Reddy, V, Rout, S, Shalsi, S, Pavelic, P and Ross, A. 2020, 'Managing underground transfer of floods for irrigation: A case study from the Ramganga basin, India', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 583, 124518.
  • Dillon, P, Stuyfzand, P, Grischek, T et al. 2019, 'Sixty years of global progress in managed aquifer recharge', Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 1-30.
  • Akhmouch, A, Clavreul, D, Ross, A et al 2018, 'The OECD Principles on Water Governance: from policy standards to practice forword', Water International, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 1-4pp.
  • Ross, A 2017, 'Speeding the transition towards integrated groundwater and surface water management in Australia', Journal of Hydrology, vol. Article in press.
  • Jakeman, A, Barreteau, O, Hunt, R et al. 2016, 'Integrated Groundwater Management: An Overview of Concepts and Challenges', in A J Jakeman, O Barreteau, R J Hunt, J-D Rinaudo, A Ross (ed.), Integrated Groundwater Management. Concepts, Approaches and Challenges, Springer Nature, Online, pp. 3-20.
  • Jakeman, A, Barreteau, O, Hunt, R et al, eds, 2016, Integrated Groundwater Management - Concepts, Approaches and Challenges, Springer Open, 762pp. Online. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-23576-9
  • Ross A & Connell, D 2016, 'The evolution and performance of river basin management in the Murray-Darling Basin', Ecology and Society, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. -.
  • Ross, A 2016, 'Groundwater governance in Australia, the European Union and the Western USA', in A J Jakeman, O Barreteau, R J Hunt, J-D Rinaudo, A Ross (ed.), Integrated Groundwater Management. Concepts, Approaches and Challenges, Springer Nature, Online, pp. 145-171.
  • Jakeman, A, Kelly (nee Letcher), R, Ticehurst, J et al. 2014, 'Modelling for Managing the Complex Issue of Catchment-Scale surface and Groundwater Allocation', in Obaidat, M.S., Filipe, J., Kacprzyk, J., Pina, N. (ed.), Simulation and Modelling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 25-41.
  • Arshad, M, Guillaume, J & ROSS, A 2014, 'Assessing the Feasibility of Managed Aquifer Recharge for Irrigation under Uncertainty', Water, vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 2748-2769.
  • Croke, B, Blakers, R, El Sawah, S et al. 2014, 'Marrying Hydrological Modelling and Integrated Assessment for the needs of Water Resource Management', Bologna IAHS 2014 - 6th IAHS-EGU International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management, IAHS Press, Italy, pp. 351-356.
  • Ross, A 2014, 'Banking for the future: Prospects for integrated cyclical water management', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 519, no. C, pp. 2493-2500.
  • Rawluk, A, Curtis, A, Sharp, E , Ross, A, et al 2012, 'Managed aquifer recharge in farming landscapes using large floods: an opportunity to improve outcomes for the Murray-Darling Basin?', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. iFirst, pp. 1-15.
  • Ross, A and Arshad, M (2013) " Underground water storage and banking: benefits, barriers and ways forward", paper presented to the International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, Beijing, 15-19 October.
  • Arshad, M, Jakeman, A, Croke, B et al. 2012, 'Assessing the Potential of Managed Aquifer Recharge: Preliminary Hydrological Findings from a Scoping Study in the Lower Namoi Valley, Australia', International Groundwater Conference (IGWC 2012), ed. P.S. Kulkarni, C. Mayilswami, M. Thangarajan, V.P. Singh, Mauland Azad College, India, pp. 58-70.
  • Jakeman, A, Kelly, R, Ticehurst, J, Ross, A, et al 2012, 'Modelling for the complex issue of groundwater management **', International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2012), Conference Organising Committee, Rome Italy, pp. IS25-IS35.
  • Ross, A (2012) "Collaborative groundwater governance: two cases from South Australia", Paper presented to the Lund Conference on Earth System Governance, Lund 18-20 April 2012
  • Ross, A (2012) Water Connecting, People Adapting: Integrated Water Management in the Murray-Darling Basin, Colorado and Idaho, PhD thesis, Canberra, Australian National University.
  • Ross, A 2012, 'Easy to say, hard to do: Integrated surface water and groundwater management in the Murray-Darling Basin', Water Policy, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 709-724.
  • Pahl-Wostl, C, Ross, A & ROSS, A, eds, 2010, Finding general patterns in complex water governance regimes.
  • Ross, A. and P Martinez-Santos (2010), "The Challenge of Groundwater Governance: Case Studies from Spain and Australia", Regional Environmental Change 10 299-310.
  • Ross, A (2008) Australia, In A. Jordan and A. Lenschow (Eds), Innovation in Environmental Policy: Integrating the Environment for Sustainability, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.
  • Ross, A & Dovers, S 2008, 'Making the Harder Yards: Environmental Policy Integration in Australia', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 245-260.
  • Ross, A 2005, 'National Institutions for Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Long Term Policy Integration', Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 109-138.