Briony Rogers


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Dr Briony Rogers is motivated by a mission to drive societal transformations so we can thrive in the face of sustainability challenges such as climate change, population growth and urban intensification.
Her research focus is on interdisciplinary solutions that have real-world impact for water, climate and cities. She is particularly interested in the dynamics and governance of sustainability transformations, with emphasis on collaborative processes and diagnostic tools that support change in policy and practice. She has worked with cities across Australia and internationally in action research settings to develop strategic guidance for cities pursuing visions of a water sensitive future.
As the Director of MSDI Water with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Briony leads cross-faculty research and enterprise initiatives, bringing together Monash’s water expertise to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. 
In her role as Chief Research Officer for the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), Briony leads a team of researchers from Monash University, University of Queensland and University of Western Australia to deliver the CRCWSC’s interdisciplinary water sensitive cities research program. This includes projects on economics, planning, governance, transitions, urban modelling, urban design, urban heat, urban metabolism and groundwater management.
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. She is a member of Monash’s Climate Change Communication Research Hub in the Faculty of Arts, and co-Chair of the International Working Group on Water Sensitive Urban Design. 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.


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

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

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