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Professor Tony Wong wins IWA Global Water Award


Professor Tony Wong wins IWA Global Water Award

Monash Sustainable Development Institute congratulates Professor Tony Wong, CEO of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, who was awarded the International Water Association's prestigious 2018 Global Water Award for his influential work in water sensitive urban design.

The IWA Global Water Award was presented to Professor Wong during the opening ceremony of the IWA World Water Congress, held in Tokyo, Japan, on 16 September 2018.

This biennial award recognises individuals who, through innovative leadership and practice, are driving change in water management.

The IWA Global Water Award recognises the exceptional role Professor Wong has fulfilled in working for over 30 years in the important field of urban water.

Professor Wong co-established the water sensitive cities research platform at Monash, using a unique socio-technical approach to concurrently address the social, environmental and economic challenges of traditional urban water management. This pioneering approach has advanced new understandings of the relationship between the societal and biophysical dimensions of water security and city waterscapes, enabling solutions underpinned by creative design, and technical and scientific rigour for delivering sustainable urban water outcomes.

As well as continuing to lead the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities based at Monash University, Professor Wong is playing a key role in the RISE (Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments) program led by MSDI Director Professor Rebekah Brown.

The IWA Global Water Award is awarded by a panel of experts from across the water cycle, and recognises the exceptional contribution made by an individual to improve sustainable water and sanitation globally.

The International Water Association is a global knowledge hub for water professionals and anyone concerned about the future of water. It has an over seventy-year heritage connecting water professionals worldwide to find solutions to the world’s water challenges as part of a broader sustainability agenda.

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