Alex Gardner

Brief Introduction

Name: Alex Gardner
Highest qualification and awarding university LLM, The University of British Columbia
Designation Professor of Law
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Key areas of interest
  • Water Resource Law, generally 
  • Water resources law and climate change
  • Mining and Water
  • Water quality law, especially regulation of diffuse source pollution
  • Ramsar wetlands 
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Alex Gardner is Professor of Law at The University of Western Australia where he teaches Administrative Law, Environmental Law and Water Resources Law to Juris Doctor and postgraduate students. He previously taught Constitutional Law, Mining Law and Comparative Law. Alex is presently the Director Higher Degrees (Research) at the UWA Law School.  

Alex researches in Natural Resources and Environmental Law, with a focus on Water Resources Law.  He is the lead author with Richard Bartlett, Janice Gray & Rebecca Nelson of Water Resources Law, LexisNexis 2nd ed’n, 2018 (680 pages). He is credited with 100 research outputs on his UWA staff profile.  

Research Project

  1. Environmental water allocations, especially for Ramsar wetlands 
  2. Mining and Water 
  3. Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, including by environmental impact assessment

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Water Resources Law, 2nd edition, LexisNexis, 2018, with Richard Bartlett, Janice Gray and Rebecca Nelson. 682 pages.  ISBN 9780409337945 (pbk) and ISBN 9780409337952 (ebk).
  2. A Legal Obligation to Restore Wetlands by Environmental Water Allocations? with J Jensen, (2017) 2 Chinese Journal of Environmental Law 158-201. 
  3. Legal Duties for Environmental Water Provisions in Western Australia, with J Jensen, (2017) 42 UWA Law Rev 206. 
  4. Groundwater Regulation in a Drying Climate: lessons from South West Australia, with Michael Bennett, (2015) 33(4)  Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 293-319 (
  5. Regulatory Renovation for managed aquifer recharge of alternative water sources – a Western Australian perspective, 2nd author with M Bennett & K Vincent, (2014) 24 Water Law 5-14 ISSN: 1478-5277.