Join us for a conversation about WISH Fiji (Watershed Interventions for System Health Fiji). The project aimed at achieving positive human and environmental impacts through engineering and education interventions. The project has been undertaken by The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering with Fiji partners, and has been funded by DFAT – Australian Aid. Practical Completion has recently been achieved.
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.
Safeguards: A discussion
Join us for Part 2 of our discussion to learn how safeguards support positive impact and hear stories of real solutions generated through meaningful collaboration between engineers, social and environmental scientists, local communities, and government agencies.
Safegaurds: Lives depend on them
When working to build infrastructure in less regulated environments, it is of critical importance to avoid unintended consequences and to ensure lasting positive impacts. These are ensured through “Safeguards”. Hear from the Department of Works Papua New Guinea, the World Bank, and the Australian Infrastructure Finance Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) on their work leading social and environmental protections in development projects.
The Tonga eruption and tsunami: Emergency in the Pacific
On January 15th 2022, the island country of Tonga was seriously impacted by a major undersea volcanic eruption and consequent tsunami and ash plume. Join us to hear from the World Bank Group’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) on damage assessments and recovery efforts.
Humanitarian innovation: A student’s perspective
The Warren Centre Professor Ron Johnston Humanitarian Innovation Awards have become a highlight in the engineering student calendar since establishment in 2019, and have attracted fierce competition amongst university undergraduates throughout Australia. Hear from student award winners showcasing their work to address some of the most pressing global issues.