UNSW Professor recognised as a 'Legend of Water'
UNSW Global Water Institute is delighted to announce that the NSW Branch of the Australian Water Association has recognised Professor Stuart Khan as one of the NSW Legends of Water for 2020. The NSW “Legends of Water” honours those who have been committed to creating a sustainable water future, have been faithful supporters of the water industry and strive every day to solve the water issues of today and tomorrow.
Stuart is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering whose research focuses on the presence, implications and treatment of contaminants in water systems including drinking water, wastewater, recycled water and the environment. He has been a tireless advocate for water quality and safety and is an advisor on water quality guidelines for both the National Health and Medical Research of Australia and the World Health Organisation. He is also a proponent of integrated water management and is an adviser at all levels of government on the safe and sustainable augmentation of sources of potable water through well designed wastewater recycling and stormwater harvesting.
Stuart is equally well known as an effective communicator and public commentator on the protection ground and surface waters and the risks posed by mining, development and natural disasters, including bushfires, to drinking water supplies and infrastructure. Earlier this year, Stuart worked closely with Brendan Guiney, Executive Officer NSW Water Directorate to organise a risk and preparedness workshop for drinking water systems for NSW councils impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires. Both Stuart and Brendan will be honored at the Legends of Water dinner scheduled for December.