Ruth Morgan

Water and the Making of Urban Australia


Ruth Morgan is an environmental historian and historian of science at the Australian National University, where she is Director of the Centre for Environmental History. She has published widely on the climate and water histories of Australia and the British Empire, with the support of the Australian Research Council and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is the author of Running Out? Water in Western Australia, published by UWA Publishing in 2015, and is a Lead Author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, contributing to the Sixth Assessment Report due in 2021.

Ruth undertook her doctoral studies at the University of Western Australia, and was until recently based at Monash University in Melbourne.

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