Monash University is the youngest institution ranked in the world’s Top 100 universities. With over 60,000 students from over 170 countries, it is Australia’s largest university and has a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific with campuses in India, Malaysia, China and Indonesia.
Monash has been engaged with the Asia-Pacific region since its beginnings. The University is highly committed to building the in-country capability of its regional neighbours through research, education and collaboration.
Monash University, through the Monash Water for Liveability Centre (a unit of Monash Sustainability Institute), has pioneered an interdisciplinary research and stakeholder engagement framework that addresses the global challenges of managing urban water.
Monash Water for Liveability’s (MWfL) vision is to undertake outstanding research that leads to transformations in the way water is managed in planning and designing the urban form to achieve more liveable, sustainable and resilient cities.
MWfL is Monash University’s coordinating platform for integrating its interdisciplinary research to addresses challenges for urban water management and its links to the liveability of cities. In the last five years, the Centre (and its predecessor, Monash Centre for Water Sensitive Cities) has attracted over $20M in revenue.
In addition to its standalone research program, the Centres researcher’s currently undertake around half of the CRCWSC’s research. MWfL has worked with over 80 partners across federal, state and local governments as well as industry.