Unsustainable management of natural resources

We aim to support key initiatives and organisations that seek to improve policies on environmental management of natural resources, in particular freshwater, by using best available science.

Funded projects

These are some of the key initiatives that we have funded in this focus area.

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

The Purves Environmental Fund is a major sponsor of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, providing core funding to cover its operational and management costs. The PEF also supported the formalisation of the Group in 2005/06. The Group is made up of independent eminent Australian scientists, economists and business people, who contribute their time, expertise and reputations to develop public policy reforms.