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Dan Croucher

Director | Water Recovery Initiatives

Industry, Community and Science Branch | Water Division

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment


Canberra, Australia

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Dan Croucher is currently Director with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment leading delivery of the $1.54 billion Off-farm Efficiency Program providing investment across to deliver the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s water recovery targets. Dan has been a key figure in this program from reviewing and re-designing the previous approach to standing up the new arrangements that focus on delivering multiple benefits to regional communities.

Before this, Dan was an Assistant Director with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority focussing on stakeholder engagement and prior to this held senior roles with the South Australian Government in both Primary Industries and Regions, and Water and Environment. Dan led strategic policy development, major program delivery, asset management, strategic investments and industry development. Dan has around 19 years’ experience in water policy, strategy and management in the Murray-Darling Basin and led many complex projects with multi-disciplinary teams.

Dan has extensive experience working with stakeholders to co-design, formulate and implement policy and projects and enjoys creative problem solving with fresh perspectives and new ideas.

He holds a Diploma in Project Management, a Bachelor of Natural Resources Management, and an Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) from Flinders University in South Australia.