Our research has an emphasis on the sustainability of natural resources.
We focus strongly on climate change and its impact on the environment, sustainable use of materials and infrastructure, waste management, renewable energy and management of water and soil resources. Interdisciplinary cooperation allows us to research key environmental issues to develop sustainable and practical solutions for the benefit of society at large.
Key centres and facilities
- Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre
- Climate Change Adaptation research program
Earth and oceanic systems: geology, geomorphology, hydrogeology, groundwater, geochemistry, environmental isotope analysis, marine geology, land contamination, hazard and remediation analysis, soil science, ecology, GIS and remote sensing, environmental change and evolution, and ethics, policies and laws in environmental systems.
Water resources systems: stormwater and catchment water management, water supply and reservoir system analysis, low and high pressure irrigation system design, small-scale hydraulic structure design, hydrodynamic simulations for streams and rivers, water conservation, drought and flood management.
Wastewater treatment and recycling: residential and industrial wastewater treatment and disposal, advanced treatment technologies, biogas production from sludge/other wastes using dry and wet anaerobic digestion.
Sustainable materials and infrastructure: life cycle analysis to quantify carbon emissions, energy and water interactions, solid water management, microtexture surface design for nontoxic biofouling control.
- Professor John Buckeridge
- Dr Linhua Fan
- Professor Chun-Qing Li
- Dr Jie Li
- Dr Nira Jayasuriya
- Associate Professor Margaret Jollands
- Dr Sara Moridpour
- Dr Maazuza Othman
- Dr Gang Ren
- Professor Felicity Roddick
- Associate Professor Kevin Zhang
- Dr Annan Zhou