Tony Wong is Professor and Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities with research hubs in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore. He is internationally recognised for his research and practice in the water-sensitive cities approach. His work on Water Sensitive Urban Design has been disseminated globally, and his subsequent transformation of this practice into the more holistic water-sensitive cities approach has been mainstreamed across Australia, and increasingly in developing nations.
He served on the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation Council’s working group on Water for Cities and has led a large number of award-winning urban design projects in Australia and overseas. He was awarded the Australian Institution of Engineers 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”.