Professor Rebekah Brown
Director, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
Office location: School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
With her vision of creating a new socio-technical discipline that directly enables society to advance sustainable futures, Rebekah has developed a unique framework for policy-makers and strategists to design and implement institutional capacity building programs to expedite the transition towards more sustainable outcomes more effectively.
She established Monash University's National Urban Water Governance Program in 2005, and secured funding and active research partnerships with 12 Australian water management organisations, the Victorian Water Trust, the Australian Research Council and Dow Chemicals. This is the first Australian research program focusing on the interrelationships between the social and technical realms for advancing more sustainable urban water futures.
Rebekah currently provides strategic advice on urban water governance to Local, State and Federal government agencies and continues engaging these organisations in facilitating rapid uptake of research insights from the National Urban Water Governance Program.