Dr Barling has over 30 years experience in strategic management of water and natural resources in Australia. He has forged a career as a leader of multi-disciplinary teams across a diverse range of strategic water issues. Rowan coordinates Jacobs Integrated Water Management Team across Southern Australia.
Rowan has worked extensively with the Urban and Rural Water Authorities, Catchment Management Authorities, the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), the former National Water Commission and with Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP).
Most recently, Rowan has been undertaking a range of projects for the MDBA, Melbourne Water, Yarra Valley Water and the Australian Education City on various aspects related to both environmental flows and integrated urban water management.