Improving quality of life by sustainably managing urban water

Associate Professor Asaad Shamseldin, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.

Our goal is to support sustainable and resilient urban water management. Urban water management is globally important as half of the world’s population lives in cities. In New Zealand, 70% of the population lives in urban areas. We aspire to provide innovative, sustainable solutions to mitigate the impacts of urbanisation on the environment and also the impacts of climate change on urban water management. We are proud to be at the forefront of this research, with strong collaborations with industry and overseas universities. Together, we are developing solutions that make significant contributions to improving quality of life. We’re pleased that our research contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and looking forward to the next step: our future research that will focus on how big data can be efficiently utilised in the sustainable management of urban water.