1983 …2021

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Personal profile


Dr Peter Breen is a Practice Professor in the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and director of E2Designlab Pty Ltd.  He is interested in inter-disciplinary research and was co-leader of the Urban Program in the CRC for Freshwater Ecology which was one of the first CRCs.  Peter has a long interest in the integration of science and engineering practice in the management of urban and rural aquatic ecosystems.  He has been a leading researcher and practitioner in the development of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) in Australia.  Peter has over 35 years in the water sector and has held positions in industry, academia, research and consulting.  His research and practice interests including aquatic botany, wetland, stream and lake ecology, stormwater and wastewater treatment, water quality management and restoration ecology.  Peter’s recent research and practice focus has been on developing green infrastructure interventions for the RISE (Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments) program.  The focus of the RISE Program in understanding how integrated water management intervention in informal settlement could improve the health of residents and the environment.  This program is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Asian Development Bank.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research area keywords

  • Impacts of Urban Development
  • Integrated Water Management
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design
  • Water Quality
  • Stormwater
  • Wastewater
  • Wetlands
  • Streams
  • Lakes

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Dap_r Symposium

    Markus Jung (Member of programme committee), Maud Cassaignau (Member of programme committee), Jonathan Shinkfield (Member of programme committee), Jianbin Wang (Member of programme committee), Tony Hoong Fatt Wong (Member of programme committee) & Peter Francis Breen (Member of programme committee)

    26 Sept 20176 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference