Water for a Healthy Country Flagship

Flagship Advisory Council

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The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is guided by a Flagship Advisory Council which provides strategic advice to assist CSIRO achieve tangible outcomes through:

  • focusing the research and development effort within the Flagship on those areas that are key to achieving the goal
  • establishing effective partnerships between research and water management sectors; and
  • delivering innovative, world-class science that can be used in community and policy decisions.

The Flagship Advisory Council also advises the Flagship Director on strategic directions and management of the R&D (research and development) agenda for the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship with particular emphasis on:

  • what research will be required to support decision makers at a range of scales to achieve a quantum change in water benefits
  • issues requiring new approaches
  • the policy and management environment into which the R&D is directed, thereby maximising progress towards achievement of the Flagship's goal
  • the opportunities to build and maintain effective partnerships
  • evaluation of the degree of uptake by decision makers at a range of scales and a peer review of the contribution of the Flagship to increased benefits from water in Australia in 2007 and 2011.