WRC researcher receives Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
3 December 2020
Kefeng Zhang, Senior Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC) has received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for his research project titled 'From stormwater to potable water via Water Sensitive Urban Design? Framework for risk quantify, control and monitoring of Water Sensitive Urban Design systems for safe stormwater harvesting'.
Through the project, Kefeng aims to develop a framework that contains viable procedures to quantify, control and monitor the health risks associated with stormwater harvesting using Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) systems (i.e. natural-based solutions). He expects to address the concerns about the safety of stormwater harvesting via WSUD for all end-uses. It will also generate new knowledge regarding the real time control and monitoring of WSUD, thus truly advancing the WUSD technology as emerging urban green infrastructure for reliable stormwater harvesting.
Expected outcomes include next generation of WSUDs implemented with real time control techniques, as well as a suite of easy-to-measure surrogate parameters for real time water quality monitoring.