Release Date:

Dr Kat Taylor is a researcher at the ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy, and is also the Managing Editor of the Global Water Forum. She has experience in a variety of areas around water research ranging from policy to irrigation.

Join us as we talk about dance fitness, water governance, and the Global Water Forum.

About Dr Kat Taylor

Dr Kat Taylor is a researcher at the ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy. Through her work in Perth and regional Australia, she has experience in water policy, wastewater irrigation, household water efficiency and drinking water risk management. Kat is the Managing Editor of Global Water Forum.


Papers authored by or mentioned in our conversation.

  • Poelina, A, Taylor, K, and Perdrisat, I (2019). Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council: an Indigenous cultural approach to collaborative water governance. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 26, 1--19.


Books authored by or mentioned in our conversation.

  • Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery, LM GoodReads
  • The Secret Garden by Burnett, FH GoodReads

Listen to the Podcast

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, Castbox, Deezer, Goodpods, Overcast, Pocket Casts, TuneIn, Blubrry, Digital Podcast, Gaana, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Podhero, PlayerFM, JioSaavn, RSS, and other podcast platforms.

Apple PodcastsSpotifyiHeartRadioAmazon Music

Watch on YouTube

  • [00:49] Why environmental science
  • [01:46] Working towards a focus on water and water policy
  • [02:47] The importance of water
  • [04:24] The scope of water governance
  • [05:14] The scope and context of water issues globally vs locally
  • [06:18] Australian specific water issues
  • [07:42] The Global Water Forum
  • [09:09] Who the Global Water Forum is for
  • [11:22] The need to draw public attention to a broader range of topics and innovations surrounding water governance
  • [12:15] Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council
  • [14:00] What being managing editor at the Global Water Forum involves
  • [15:08] About the GWF podcast
  • [15:47] Bonus Question 1: What hobby or interest do you have that is most unrelated to your field of work?
  • [16:55] About Funk n Fit
  • [18:53] Bonus Question 2: Which childhood book holds the strongest memories for you?
  • [20:15] Bonus Question 3: What advice you would give someone who wants to do what you do? Or what advice should they ignore?
  • [25:19] The importance of mentors in career development

Topics/Resources/People Mentioned

Additional Resources

Connect with Us

Support STEAM Powered

Review Us

Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, GoodPods, Podchaser, or your preferred podcatcher.

Become a Patron

Affiliate Programs

Start your own podcast or YouTube channel, or run panels and seminars with Record up to 8 people in a session with up to 1000 audience members. You can record in advance as I do, or you can livestream with the option to send it straight to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, or Twitch. There's even a green-room for guests and live call in for audience members. Afterwards, get separate video (up to 4K) and audio (up to 48kHz) tracks per recorded participant for editing, none of that “active speaker only” limitation. You know you're in good hands with a service whose client-base includes some heavy-hitters. Check out to see who else is on board. Use promo code STEAM25 to get 25% off the first three months of your subscription.

Music is “Gypsy Jazz in Paris 1935” by Brett Van Donsel.