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Dr Steven Kenway

WATR7700 - Urban metabolism: resource and energy recovery systems

Steven KenwayResearch Group Leader, Water-Energy-Carbon, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland


Dr Steven Kenway is Research Group Leader, Water-Energy-Carbon. He has over 25 years research, industry, government and consulting experience. Steven has DECRA, ARC and Fullbringt Research Fellow. He has worked for CSIRO (Team Leader, Future Cities), Brisbane Water (Manager, Environment and Risk), Kellogg Brown and Root (Principle Environmental Scientist) and Sydney Water and the consultancy Brown and Root. 

Steven’s work is focussed on the urban water cycle, water security and related energy and greenhouse gas emissions management. His research interests include urban metabolism, sustainability and environmental management. Steven has led diverse, national and international multi-disciplinary and multi-agency research programs and projects. These include assessment of urban water security in the Asia Pacific (for the Asian Development Bank), Integrated Water and Renewable energy planning in the USA and Canada (including convening the world's first integrated water-energy planning "tournament") in the United States. 

He has also led energy use assessment for water in Australia (Water Association of Australia) and modelling the water and energy futures for Melbourne (CSIRO). More information on the work of Steven's group can be found at or from Steven ( 


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