Robert Skinner



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Professor Rob Skinner is the Director of Monash Water for Liveability at Monash Sustainable Development Institute.

He is also Chair of WaterAid Australia and Chair of WaterAid International; Deputy chair of the CRC for Water sensitive Cities; Deputy Chair of Yarra Valley Water; and director of the International Centre of Excellence for Water Resources Management.

Rob was Managing Director of Melbourne Water from 2005 to 2011. Prior to joining Melbourne Water, Rob was Chief Executive Officer of the Kingston Council – a large municipal council in metropolitan Melbourne – during which time he also held a number of key positions in the water sector as  chairman or member of boards or government advisory committees. He has been a Board member of the Water Services Association of Australia. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Water Association and Chair of the Association’s Cities of the Future Program.

Whilst at Melbourne Water Rob initiated a number of collaborative relationships between Melbourne Water and agencies in Singapore, UK, Israel and Timor Leste.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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