Robert Skinner




Professor Rob Skinner is the Chief Executive Officer of Monash Water for Liveability. He is on the Board of Northern Territory Power and Water and, in 2011, was a member of the Victorian Government’s Living Melbourne Ministerial Advisory Council. Rob was Managing Director of Melbourne Water from 2005 until 2011.

Prior to joining Melbourne Water, Rob was Chief Executive Officer of the Kingston Council – a large municipal council in metropolitan Melbourne – during which time he also held a number of key positions in the water sector as chairman or member of boards or government advisory committees. He has been a Board member of the Water Services Association of Australia. He is a Fellow of the International Water Association and a leading figure in the Association’s Cities of the Future Program.

Whilst at Melbourne Water Rob initiated a number of collaborative relationships between Melbourne Water and agencies in Singapore, UK, and Timor Leste.

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May 2nd 2016

Learn how water can be used in the planning of cities to improve liveability in the face of climate change and population growth. Water plays a central role in almost every aspect of our urban environment and quality of life in our cities. Alarmingly, the combined impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are now posing a severe threat to the liveability and resilience of our cities.

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