Paul Satur named Australian Young Water Professional of the Year
MSDI researcher named Australian Young Water Professional of the Year
Monash Sustainable Development Institute is thrilled to announce that Dr Paul Satur has been named Australian Young Water Professional of the Year by the Australian Water Association.
Young Water Professional of the Year is awarded to an exceptional water professional who aligns with the Australian Water Association's purpose of inspiring and driving a sustainable water future and is the premier award for young water professionals in Australia.
Dr Paul Satur was recognised for his work progressing the water sector beyond best practice through innovation and excellence in community engagement, capacity building and empowerment initiatives for a more socially just and inclusive water future.
Paul is an early career environmental and social science researcher with MSDI and is also Co-Founder of the Our Future Cities organisation. With a career spanning just 10 years, his passion and focus lie in developing the knowledge, tools and influence to foster a socially inclusive and vibrant sustainable water future for everyone.
The National Water Awards are Traditionally announced at the Ozwater conference, but with restrictions on gatherings, the award winners were revealed in a virtual ceremony as part of Ozwater’20 Online in late June. With a membership of over 5,000 individual and corporate members, the Australian Water Association is Australia’s biggest water network inspiring and driving a sustainable water future.
MSDI Chair, Professor John Thwaites, spoke highly of Paul's passion and pursuit for equity and sustainability and noted the significance of this achievement.
"Paul is a very strong advocate for empowering people in making decisions about water and in advancing sustainability. He is passionate about implementing the Sustainable Development Goals to give everyone fair access to water and sanitation including in remote indigenous communities."
Paul was also announced as the Victorian Water Professional of the Year in late 2019.Watch the video below to see how Paul's hometown drove him to begin his work with water.
Monash Water Sensitive Cities
Paul Satur is an early career environmental and social science researcher and practitioner with the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities as part of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.