Briony Rogers

Briony Rogers

Briony Rogers

  • Type: Executive
  • Position: Director – MSDI Water
  • Team: MSDI Water
  • Email: briony.rogers@monash.edu
  • Phone: 03 9905 2581
  • EA: mae.wee@monash.edu

As the Director of MSDI Water with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Associate Professor Briony Rogers leads cross-faculty research and enterprise initiatives, bringing together Monash's water expertise to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Briony is motivated by a mission to drive societal transformations so we can thrive in the face of sustainability challenges such as climate change, population growth and urban intensification.

In her role as Chief Research Officer for the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), Briony leads a team of researchers from Monash University, University of Queensland and University of Western Australia to deliver the CRCWSC's interdisciplinary water sensitive cities research program. This includes projects on economics, planning, governance, transitions, urban modelling, urban design, urban heat, urban metabolism and groundwater management.

Briony is a member of Monash's Climate Change Communication Research Hub in the Faculty of Arts, and co-Chair of the International Working Group on Water Sensitive Urban Design. In 2014, Briony was selected by the International Social Science Council as one of twenty World Social Science Fellows in the area of sustainable urbanisation.

Prior to entering academia, she worked as an engineering consultant on water infrastructure projects in Australia and Vietnam. She is a member of Monash's Climate Change Communication Research Hub in the Faculty of Arts, and co-Chair of the International Working Group on Water Sensitive Urban Design. In 2014, Briony was selected by the International Social Science Council as one of twenty World Social Science Fellows in the area of sustainable urbanisation.

Keywords

Sustainable development, water, cities, climate change, governance.


Research Interests

Briony’s research focus is on interdisciplinary solutions that have real-world impact for water, climate and cities. She is particularly interested in the dynamics and governance of sustainability transformations, with emphasis on collaborative processes and diagnostic tools that support change in policy and practice. She has worked with cities across Australia and internationally in action research settings to develop strategic guidance for cities pursuing visions of a water sensitive future.


Qualifications

PhD in Environmental Sociology (Monash University).
BEng (Honours) in Civil Engineering (Monash University).
BSc in Human Geography (Monash University).

Recent Publications

Rogers, B. C., Bertram, N., Gersonius, B., Gunn, A., Lowe, R., Murphy, C., Pasman, R., Radhakrishnan, M., Urich, C., Wong, T. H. F. & Arnbjerg-Nielsen, K., 2020, An interdisciplinary and catchment approach to enhancing urban flood resilience: a Melbourne case, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 378, 2168, 25 p.

Novalia, W., Rogers, B., Bos, A., Brown, R. R., Soedjono, E. & Copa Torrez, V., 2020, Transformative agency in co-producing sustainable development in the urban south, Cities. 102, 14 p.

Yasmin, T., Farrelly, M. & Rogers, B. C., 2019, Adaptive governance: a catalyst for advancing sustainable urban transformation in the global South, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 21 p.

Zischg, J., Rogers, B. C., Gunn, A. W., Rauch, W. & Robert, S., 2019, Future trajectories of urban drainage systems: A simple exploratory modeling approach for assessing socio-technical transitions, Science of the Total Environment, 651, p. 1709-1719 11 p.

Gimelli, F., Rogers, B. & Bos, A., 2019, Linking water services and human well-being through the Fundamental Human Needs Framework: The case of India, Water Alternatives: an interdisciplinary journal on water, politics and development. 12, 2, p. 715-733.

Find more of Briony's research publications and reports here.

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