Professor Dustin Garrick specialises in comparative water policy at McMaster University, where he serves as the Philomathia Chair of Water Policy. He seeks to understand the drivers of and policy responses to the global water crisis.
His current policy research investigates water allocation policy and river basin governance in water stressed regions of Western North America and Southeast Australia. He has a particular interest in adaptation to climate change in transboundary rivers of North America, including a project investigating systemic risks and responses to extreme climate events.
He serves on the Global Water Partnership / OECD task force on Water Security and Sustainable Growth and is active on a number of international and comparative water policy projects. Dr Garrick is working with faculty, students and community and international partners to build a McMaster Water Network focused on connecting water science, technology and policy to deliver local and global impacts.
He also serves on the management committee of the newly launched Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network. Prior to joining McMaster in January 2014, Dr Garrick was a research fellow at the University of Oxford (2011-13) and a Fulbright Scholar (2010-11) in Australia, where he remains a research associate of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.