On May 21, 2017, Ms Cheryl Batagol was awarded an Honourary Doctorate from Monash University, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and lifetime contribution to sustainability, environmental protection, water, and waste and resource management.

The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities was thrilled to see its much valued Chair receive this wonderful formal recognition. Cheryl is pre-eminent in this field in Victoria: as one of the state’s most respected environmental leaders, she has over 40 years’ experience in the waste management and water industries, and is highly regarded nationally and internationally.

With extensive achievements in government and community affairs, the recognition and honour bestowed on her is well-deserved.

Congratulations Dr Batagol!