Dr Emma Carmody is an environmental lawyer with particular expertise in water law. She is a senior solicitor at Australia’s oldest public interest environmental law centre, EDO NSW, where she advises farmers, Traditional Owners and conservation groups about water laws at all levels of government.
She also serves as legal advisor to the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, is a visiting fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW and on the international board of the Alliance for Water Stewardship.
In 2018, Emma won the Dunphy Award for “most outstanding environmental effort of an individual” at the NSW Environment Awards. The award was made in recognition of her work as a water lawyer, in particular in relation to her efforts to enforce the law, improve transparency and expose maladministration in the Murray-Darling Basin.