Prof Tony Wong

Director & Chief Executive – Centre for Water Sensitive Cities


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Professor Tony Wong is Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, a $120million research centre with four research hubs based in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore and involving over 75 organisations across the academia/research, industry, and government sectors. He is internationally recognised for his research and practice in the sustainable urban water management, particularly in Water Sensitive Urban Design. His expertise has been gained through national and international consulting, research, and academia and he has led a large number of award-winning urban design projects in Australia and overseas. He has been commended for having defined “a new paradigm for design of urban environments that blends creativity with technical and scientific rigour”.

In October 2010, Tony was presented by the Institution of Engineers, Australia with the prestigious Sir John Holland Award as Australia’s 2010 Civil Engineer of the Year and he was described in the citation as, “a visionary, who throughout his career, has been an effective thought leader who continues to encourage his colleagues and clients through his passion and dedication to building sustainable environments”. Tony has over 150 publications, notably Australian Runoff Quality: A Guide to Water Sensitive Urban Design, and have presented over 40 keynote and invited lectures.

Tony’s involvement in the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities includes: