Briony Rogers


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Dr Briony Rogers is a Senior Lecturer with Monash University’s School of Social Sciences. She leads social and interdisciplinary research on transitions in water management and climate resilience with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and the Australia-Indonesia Centre. Briony teaches undergraduate units on sustainability and society in Monash's Faculty of Arts.

Briony utilises a variety of research approaches, including theory development, case study investigations and action research involving participatory benchmarking, visioning and strategic planning processes. Briony aims to have tangible impact and influence on science, policy and practice through developing new conceptual frameworks, process methodologies and diagnostic tools that can provide insight and strategic guidance on the pathways that need to be pursued to achieve transformative change. Her education and engagement activities builds capacity amongst industry, government and community stakeholders for driving collective action towards an envisioned future of urban liveability, sustainability and resilience.

Briony has an interdisciplinary background with a PhD in Environmental Sociology, a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science. Prior to entering academia, She worked as an engineering consultant on water infrastructure projects in Australia and Vietnam. In 2014, Briony was selected by the International Social Science Council as one of twenty World Social Science Fellows in the area of sustainable urbanisation. She is a committee member of Monash Water Sensitive Cities in the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, and co-chairs the International Working Group on Water Sensitive Urban Design.


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Research area keywords

  • urban water
  • sustainability
  • resilience
  • liveability
  • transitions
  • governance
  • strategic planning
  • transformation
  • water sensitive cities

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2011 2019

Adaptive governance: a catalyst for advancing sustainable urban transformation in the global South

Yasmin, T., Farrelly, M. & Rogers, B. C., 24 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Water Resources Development. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An interdisciplinary and catchment approach to enhancing urban flood resilience: A Melbourne case

Rogers, B., Bertram, N., Gersonius, B., Gunn, A., Lowe, R., Murphy, C., Pasman, R., Radhakrishnan, M., Urich, C., Wong, T. & Arnbjerg-Nielsen, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Benchmarking Bogor's water sensitive performance

Rogers, B., Brodnik, C., Gunn, A., Marthanty, D. R., Arifin, H. S., Ramirez, D., Farrelly, M., Kaswanto, R. L., Pandjaitan, N., Suharnoto, Y., Suwarso, R. & Syaukat, Y., 2019, Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC). 53 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

6 Citations (Scopus)

Future trajectories of urban drainage systems: A simple exploratory modeling approach for assessing socio-technical transitions

Zischg, J., Rogers, B. C., Gunn, A. W., Rauch, W. & Robert, S., 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 651, p. 1709-1719 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Governance for a water sensitive transition in Bogor Raya, Indonesia

Farrelly, M., Gunn, A., Brodnik, C., Holden, J., Rogers, B., Setyono, YA., Suwarso, R., Syaukat, Y. & Velentina, RA., 2019, Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC). 70 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther