Dr. Henning Bjornlund holds two academic positions; he is a Canada Research Chair in Water Policy and Management at University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and an Associate Research Professor at the University of South Australia. He has researched water management and policy issues in Australia since 1993 and in Canada since 2005. His research has been continuously funded by bodies such as the Australian Research Council, Land and Water Australia, SSHRC, the Canadian Water Network, the Royal Geographical Society in London, and the Alberta Water ResearchInstitute. He recently served on the Ministers Advisory Group on Water Allocation and Management in Alberta. Henning has written widely about water policy and management issues with more than 200 publications. In 2008 the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in London published his report 'Water Scarcity and its implication for land management - Some lessons from Australia' to inform its 140,000 members worldwide about the implications of new water policy reforms for their professions. His new edited book 'Incentives and Instruments for Sustainable Irrigation' has just been released by WIT Press, Southampton and in April 2010 the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto will release his Commentary 'Sustainable Water Management - Striking the balance between social, environmental and economic needs'.