Humanitarian Engineering Student Research Symposium 2022

Learn about our current student research in humanitarian engineering at the University of Sydney. The symposium will feature presentations from higher degree by research (HDR), master’s capstone, and undergraduate honours students whose research is making transformative change. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: Abercrombie Business School (ABS), Seminar Room 2040

1:00 Welcome

1:05 Assessing Flood Vulnerability in Data-Scarce Regions of the Philippines – Juliet Costanzo, Parin Sheth, and Rowzen Caro (Honours)

1:20 Humanitarian Shelter Minimum Covered Area Standards in Hosted Urban Environments – Jack Hickman (MPE)

1:35 Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Flood Risk in the Philippines – Isaac Besarra (MPhil)1:50 Break

2:00 Roundtable: Creating Positive Change in Communities – The Role of Humanitarian Engineering Research – Dr Jacqueline Thomas and Dr Aaron Opdyke

2:20 Break

2:30 An Investigation of the Health and Environmental Risks from Rural Sanitation Hardware: with Case Studies from Fiji and Timor-Leste – Nabeela Nasim (PhD)

2:50 Mobility Dynamics in Climate Change Affected Settlements – Emily Nabong (PhD)

3:10 Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Onsite Sanitation Systems in Developing Countries: with Case Studies from Fiji and Tanzania – Sabita Adhikari (PhD)

3:30 Local and Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction: Analysing Multi-Hazard Housing Reconstruction Strategies in the Philippines – Arvin Hadlos (PhD)

3:50 Break

4:00 Social Capital and Place in Facilitating Infrastructure Reconstruction after the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami – Sophia Costantino, Nanako Reza, and Emily Ha (Honours)

4:15 Reflections on Data Quality and Analysis Methods for Water Quality Datasets from Fiji and Tanzania – Shuang Liu (Research Assistant)

4:30 Ensuring Quality and Quantifying the Cost-Effectiveness of Septic Tank Construction Interventions in Rural Fiji – Qichen (Gorge) Zhang (ME)

4:45 Typhoon Displacement, Vulnerability, and Housing Assistance in the Philippines – Connor Douglass, Juan Gallardo-Gallan, and Claudia Cruishank (Honours)

5:00 Wrap up, drinks to follow at the Rose Hotel

Event Details


Oct 17, 2022
1:00pm - 5:00pm






Seminar Room 2040 Abercrombie Business School