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Clare Stephens

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: UNSW

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Clare Stephens

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: UNSW

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Biography

I'm an environmental engineer aiming to help Australia and the world build resilience in the face of climate change. My PhD research focuses on understanding how our current hydrologic models will perform under future climate scenarios and investigating the physical changes in the environment that could impact water resources.

 

I first became interested in hydrology when my local community was devastated by the 2011 floods in southeast Queensland. At the time I was in the final year of my degree, and I switched from my job in environmental approvals to work in surface water engineering. I had the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of interesting flood risk management and water resource projects around the country, but eventually decided that I could make a greater contribution in research. I'm now in the final year of my PhD studies and I plan to build a career in academia. I hope that I'll be able to contribute to better water resource management, greater environmental awareness and the growing movement to bring engineering knowledge to disadvantaged communities through humanitarian engineering.

Skills & Expertise

  • Hydrology
  • Climate change
  • Water resource management
  • Water modelling
  • Simulating natural systems

I am excited to develop my leadership skills because I think that technical knowledge can be a lot more useful if you are skilled at communicating it and working well with other people


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