John Dore is the Lead Water Specialist for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), based in Bangkok, working primarily across East Asia and South Asia. John’s academic interests in deliberative water governance complement his day-to-day engagement in international water diplomacy. Roles prior to DFAT have included leading the IUCN Asia Water Program and the M-POWER (Mekong Program on Water Environment and Resilience) governance network. John’s publishing focuses on negotiation, deliberation and scale, unravelling transboundary water governance complexes and water diplomacy. His work includes a focus on constructive engagement in water governance arenas through promotion of processes that are inclusive, informed and accountable.