Engineering, Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary PhD scholarships in sustainable urban water management in developing Asian cities.
Until you’ve been where the buck stops in supplying water to four million people in the worst drought in 1000 years you probably haven’t fully internalised the risks of climate change. Yet the Millennium Drought is also the context for former Melbourne Water MD Rob Skinner’s proudest career achievement: a profound cultural change in the 800-employee organisation.
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The Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI) and India’s The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) recently co-hosted a meeting in New Delhi to address water management in India.
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Journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions
“Transitions Through a Lens of Urban Water”
This short film documents City of Melbourne’s journey to become a water sensitive city. Sustainable water management practices build resilience to climate change by cooling and greening the city, which in turn increases the health and well-being benefits for our community.
Professors Rob Skinner and Tony Wong were prominent participants at this year’s Singapore International Water Week (http://www.siww.com.sg/).
By the middle of this century, about 70 per cent of the world’s population will be living in cities where existing water services and planning processes are ill equipped to handle such growth and the accompanying economic and climatic challenges. Climatic extremes of droughts, floods and heatwaves will place increasing pressure on the livability of cities.
Focus, the magazine of ATSE, has published an article entitled ‘Australia and Korea meet again on Green Growth’ (Number 172, June 2012, Sustainable Water Management, p.24), featuring Professor Ana Deletic FTSE in her role as Chair of the third Australia-Korea Read More »
Congratulations to Michael Poustie of Monash University’s Civil Engineering Department (Clayton), for winning the Chancellor’s 3-minute thesis competition on 29th June, as well as the People’s Choice award for the same speech, “Transitioning to Sustainable Urban Water Management in the Pacific”. Read More »
Congratulations to Dr. David McCarthy (Civil Eng) on his recent award for a France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Program – Early Career Fellowship.