Organisation: CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
Landline Phone Number: +61 3 9905 9717
Professor Tony Wong is Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, a $120million research centre with four research hubs based in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore and involving over 75 organisations across the academia/research, industry, and government sectors. He is internationally recognised for his research and practice in the sustainable urban water management, particularly in Water Sensitive Urban Design. His expertise has been gained through national and international consulting, research, and academia and he has led a large number of award-winning urban design projects in Australia and overseas.
In 2010, Tony was presented by the Institution of Engineers, Australia with the prestigious Sir John Holland Award as Australia’s 2010 Civil Engineer of the Year and he was described in the citation as, “a visionary, who throughout his career, has been an effective thought leader who continues to encourage his colleagues and clients through his passion and dedication to building sustainable environments”. In 2014, Tony was named a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and was amongst one of 50 global high profile thought leaders invited to speak at the two-day Brisbane Global Cafe preceding the G20 Leaders Summit in November. Tony has over 150 publications, notably Australian Runoff Quality: A Guide to Water Sensitive Urban Design, and has presented over 50 keynote and invited lectures.