School of Chemical Engineering


Amanda Binks is an Environmental Engineer with a professional background in integrated water management and decentralised infrastructure. Her experience includes consulting for state government water policy and planning, decentralised water and wastewater system design and management, and development focused water and sanitation roles in remote Australia and Nepal. She holds a bachelor of Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland (2008). Amanda is a PhD candidate with the Water-Energy-Carbon Group.

Research Project

Title:  Detailed Characterisation of Water-Energy-Carbon Links in Households

Principal Advisor:  Dr Steven Kenway

Associate Advisors:  Professor Brian Head (ISSR), Professor Paul Lant

Brief Summary of project: This project aims to improve the understanding of water-energy-carbon linkages in urban households, and to identify key levers of influence in terms of behaviours, technologies, and structural and environmental aspects. Individual households in Melbourne will be modelled in detail, and used to inform scenario analysis for policies targeting water and energy efficiency. This research contributes to the Water-Energy-Carbon in Households and Cities project undertaken by as an ARC Linkage project by The University of Queensland and the Smart Water Fund.

Research Skills

  • End use data analysis and modelling
  • Stakeholder engagement

PhD Student

Room: 448

Building: General Purpose South (78)