Katie Brookes

Research Fellow – School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University
e. Katie.Brookes@monash.edu
p. (03) 9905 2052

Katie joined Monash University in 2009 to complete a masters by research project with the Urban Water Governance Program. The thesis, completed in July 2011, considers the role of the private land developer in the adoption of WSUD. In particular, the research (through five case studies) investigates the factors that have influenced land developers to implement WSUD across a range of development scenarios in metropolitan Melbourne.

Katie is currently working as a research fellow at the centre, assisting Dr Meredith Dobbie in characterizing the risk perception of urban water professionals to alternative water sources and community perceptions of WSUD features (Project P6 (Society and Institutions) within the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program).

Katie’s Masters by Research (The Role of Private Land Developer in Mainstreaming Water Sensitive Urban Design), which she completed in 2011, is linked to two different areas: