Dr Jai Vaze

Dr Jai Vaze

Dr Jai Vaze: Improving our understanding of spatial and temporal variability of water resources

Dr Jai Vaze is developing an integrated hydrological modelling framework to provide seamless water balance information for Australia.

  • 2 February 2011 | Updated 13 May 2013

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Publishing History


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Current activities

Dr Jai Vaze leads the Surface Water Assessments stream in CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. He also leads CSIRO Land and Water's Catchment Hydrology research team.

He current leads the Australian Water Resource Assessment (AWRA) project and is also involved in various hydroclimate projects.

His research interests include:

  • inland landscape modelling
  • distributed hydrologic modelling
  • predictions in ungauged basins
  • hydroclimate modelling
  • spatial modelling
  • hydraulic and hydrodynamic modelling.


Dr Vaze joined CSIRO in 2009. Prior to this, he managed the catchment and climate modelling group with the New South Wales Government.

Academic qualifications

Dr Vaze has been awarded a:

  • Bachelor of Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India, 1991
  • Master of Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway, 1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia, 2001.


Dr Vaze has won several awards including the CSIRO Chairman’s Medal in 2008 and the CSIRO Land and Water Award for Excellence in Research in 2012.

Has authored about 50 journal articles as well as numerous reports and conference papers.

Professional activities

Dr Vaze is on the editorial board of two international journals.

He is also a member of the:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
  • International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research.

Find out more about CSIRO Land and Water and the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship.