In February 2013, Pedro Santa met Professor Tony Wong at Singapore’s Waterhub Academy Center for Water Excellence. Professor Tony Wong is the chief executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. Tony is internationally recognized for his research and practice in sustainable urban water management, particularly Water Sensitive Urban Design. He has also been an important intellectual and technical contributor to the formation, establishment, and roll-out of the ABC Waters Programme in Singapore. Meeting Prof Tony Wong at the PUB Waterhub has been an excellent opportunity to connect and be in contact for future collaborations.
Professor Tony Wong has been several years advocating for Water Sensitive Urban Design. His expertise has been gained through national and international consulting, research, and academia, and has led a large number of award-winning urban design projects. He was the Institution of Engineers Australia 2010 Civil Engineer of the Year, cited as having defined “a new paradigm for design of urban environments that blends creativity with technical and scientific rigour’.