Kane has extensive experience in facilitating partnerships between government, industry and academia for addressing complex water management challenges. Kane joined Watertrust Australia from the Goyder Institute for Water Research, where he was Director and successfully developed it as a leading collaborative water research partnership within Australia.
Kane’s career has been focussed on the water science-policy interface, including a joint position between the South Australian Government and The University of Adelaide, where he provided scientific knowledge to inform water policies of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan. Prior to that Kane was a Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide, where he established and led many multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational projects to inform important water management decisions across Australia.
Kane has also previously worked at SA Water, as a consultant within the private sector, at the Max Planck Institute (Germany) and at the University of British Columbia (Canada). He has a PhD and Bachelor of Environment Science (Honours).