Stuart Waters

Stuart’s background in ecology and sustainability sparked his interest in the connections and interactions between elements in a system. He has brought this way of looking at the world to a wide range of complex situations.

Stuart has a genuine enthusiasm for coaching and supporting others to think and act collaboratively. His approach is respectful, light-hearted and based on a belief that people have the right and the ability to tackle complex problems when given new tools to use.

Clients value Stuart’s help when facing complex problems that aren’t easy to solve. Often these problems relate to how water is managed – from planning for sea-level rise to improving water quality in catchments and estuaries. They also include how teams work inside organisations.

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What Can The Fonze Teach Us About Managing Water?

Water experts are under pressure to be just that – experts - and for most of us that means knowing our work.

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When the Problem is the Problem

Imagine if the water planning problem was defined as more of a dilemma: How do we ensure a healthy river supporting a thriving agricultural…

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A Crazy Question for Water Managers

“I have always said that managing water is about managing people and managing relationships”.

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