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.


Related Links:


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

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2011 2018

Empowering champions to drive water sensitive city transitions

Hammer, K., Rogers, B. C., Chesterfield, C. J., Gunn, A. W. & Church, E. K., 2018, Proceedings of OzWater 2018. Sydney NSW: Australian Water Association

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review

Engaging citizens in water sensitive city transitions: Lessons from Bendigo, Victoria

Gunn, A. W., Church, E. K., Lindsay, J. M., Fielding, K., Hammer, K., Rogers, B. C. & Chesterfield, C. J., 2018, Proceedings of Ozwater 2018. Australian Water Association

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review

Evolution of water governance in Bangladesh: An urban perspective

Yasmin, T., Farrelly, M. & Rogers, B. C., 1 Sep 2018, In : World Development. 109, p. 386-400 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fostering equity and wellbeing through water: A reinterpretation of the goal of securing access

Gimelli, F. M., Bos, J. J. & Rogers, B. C., 1 Apr 2018, In : World Development. 104, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review