Faculty of Science research recognised at the 2018 University of Melbourne Excellence Awards

Two research projects, both from The Waterways Ecosystem Research Group (WERG) in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, have been recognised in the 2018 University of Melbourne Excellence Awards.

Professor Tim Fletcher, Associate Professor Chris Walsh and Dr Darren Bos received the Excellence in Engagement – Research Award for their project, ‘Changing the world one pipe at a time: The Little Stringybark Creek (LSC) Project’. The LSC Project has pioneered an entirely new way of approaching urban drainage. Working with Melbourne Water, Yarra Valley Water, Yarra Ranges Council, the Victorian Government and Federal Government, the project has contributed to the development of new stormwater standards in cities throughout Australia and the world.

Associate Professor Chris Walsh, Professor Tim Fletcher and Dr Yung En Chee received the Award for Excellence in Industry-Engaged Research for their project, ‘Melbourne Waterway Research-Practice Partnership (MWRPP)’. Jointly designed by Melbourne Water and WERG, the MWRPP has applied innovative research focussed on key drivers of waterway ecosystem condition, developing knowledge and tools that directly impact on MW’s day-to-day and strategic activities in service of better environmental outcomes, delivering real value to society.