Paul Satur is an early career environmental and social science researcher and practitioner with the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities as part of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. His role is to provide the research, training and influence necessary to support the ongoing transitions of urban and semi-urban communities to sustainable, liveable, productive and resilient water sensitive futures.
Paul has had extensive experience with the Water Sensitive Cities approach, having recently completed a doctoral thesis entitled Social Inequality and Water Sensitive Cities in Australia, within the School of Social Sciences (Monash University) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). Paul’s research has formed part of the major outputs of program A2.1 Understanding Societal Processes to achieve Water Sensitive Cities within the CRCWSC and has helped guide the development of the Water Sensitive Cities Index Tool.
With a background in Environmental management Paul possesses over 10 years’ experience in the integrated urban water management/ natural resource management sector, having particular expertise in the development, delivery and review of stakeholder engagement, education and capacity building programs and initiatives. He has worked at both strategic and on-ground levels in multifaceted programs and research projects with organisations including The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cites, Melbourne Water, Monash and Melbourne University, The Central Coastal Board and The Cardinia Shire Council.
Paul continues to work effectively in spaces that present complex socio-institutional and socio-ecological challenges for the continued development of sustainable systems. He has recently established the Our Future Cities Program, which has sought to foster a community of practice, build capacities and promote opportunities for diverse voices to help shape the future sustainability, liveability and resilience outcomes of our cities. To find out more, head to www.ourfuturecities.org.
Environmental Management, Integrated Coastal Management, Bachelor (Honours), Deakin University
28 Feb 2006 → 11 Nov 2009
Co-Founder Our Future Cities, Our Future Cities1 Aug 2017 → …
PhD Candidate/ Researcher, The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Senstive Cities1 Aug 2013 → 2 Feb 2018
Integrated Marine and Coastal Policy Officer, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (VIC)2 Apr 2010 → 28 Jan 2011
Waterways and Land Officer/ Community Engagement and Capacity Building Specialist, Melbourne Water2 Feb 2010 → 3 Feb 2018
Environment and Heritage Officer, Cardinia Shire Council1 Nov 2007 → 2 Mar 2009
Research area keywords
- Integrated Water Management
- Sustainable Development
- Social Inequalities
- Social Inclusion
- Social Ecology
- Social-Ecological Systems
- Social Science
- Environmental management
- Natural Resource Management
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