Jessica Davison is the Project Manager for the Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research (MDB EWKR) Project, based at The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia.
Jessica’s main area of professional interest is in project managing collaborative policy and planning projects with a particular interest in water policy and land use planning, including:
- Project management of large-scale collaborative cross-disciplinary projects
- Establishing and managing governance arrangements and stakeholder relationships
- Design and conduct of workshops to build capacity, consensus and strengthen alliances
- Coordination and development of integrated regional strategic land use and infrastructure plans.
Prior to joining MDFRC, Jessica held the following positions:
- Manager - Integrated Water Cycle Management Planning Program - Melbourne’s regional Integrated Water Cycle Management Plans, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
- Senior Regional Planner – Hume Regional Growth Plan for 12 councils in north east Victoria, Department of Planning and Community Development
- Project Manager - Urban Growth Boundary Review and strategic plan for Melbourne’s south east growth corridor, Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
- Program Manager, Planning and Local Government – Victorian urban water quality policy and implementation program, EPA Victoria
- Senior Project Coordinator - Integrated Natural Resource Management, integrated governance and delivery framework for the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment
- Senior Program Manager, Greenspace Planner for Brisbane’s major urban parks and greenspaces, Brisbane City Council.
Jessica joined The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in April 2016.
- B.A. Geography and Landscape Design, The University of Adelaide, 1986
- Grad Dip, Urban and Regional Planning, RMIT, 1996
Professional activities, working groups and committee memberships
Fairley Leadership Program