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The AUSCEW project

AUSCEW is a three-year collaboration (2010-2013) between the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and the Australian National University (ANU). The mission of the USSC at the University of Sydney is to increase understanding of the United States in Australia. The USSC through its Dow Sustainability Program brings together academic and policy experts from Australia and the US to develop action-oriented solutions to a range of sustainability challenges concerning energy, water, food and biodiversity that are technologically innovative, commercially scalable and politically viable. The ANU is driven by its mission to advance the cause of learning and research in Australia. Through the ANU Water Initiative it is undertaking research and communications on the nexus between climate, energy and water policies. It seeks to identify linkages between these sectors and management mechanisms for optimising benefits for society.

If you have any further queries or comments about our project, or you wish to subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, please contact:

Program Leader, Dr Jamie Pittock, Ph: +61 2 6125 1827, or
Research Assistant, Ms Vivienne Seedsman, Ph: +61 2 6125 3912.

Hotlinks to partner institutions

Your involvement

AUSCEW is developing networks and collaborations that link institutions in Australia and the United States to find solutions to the climate-energy-water challenge. We want your input. We are looking for new case studies that highlight energy-water links and potential solutions. Academic and popular publications are in preparation. Participation in our synthesis and key stakeholder workshops in Australia and the USA is welcome, and we urge interested people to engage through our online information sharing tools. Please contact us to participate!



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