Urban water management
Environmental, social and corporate governance
Rebekah is a pioneer in the field of interdisciplinarity. It’s a concept that, by pooling the expertise of multiple subject areas, promises breakthroughs in a whole range of important issues that will change people’s lives.
One of these is a five-year project Rebekah is working on alongside some of Monash’s best. The project will provide sustainable drinking water and sewage services to 24 slums in Fiji and Indonesia. Architects, engineers, sociologists, ecologists, medical researchers,
epidemiologists and economists are all involved in this undertaking which brings together five Monash faculties and other universities including Stanford, Cambridge and Melbourne.
Rebekah herself has an interdisciplinary background, forging a successful career as a civil engineer before completing a PhD in environmental studies. Today she is Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute, a leading interdisciplinary research and education centre that is harnessing Monash University’s expertise to address the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Episode 2: Is our future sustainable?
What does research tell us we need to do to preserve our way of life? In this 10 min documentary, leading academics and industry thought-leaders provide their insight.