Meenakshi Arora wins India Australia Business and Community Alliance Australia India Impact Award


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Meenakshi Arora with her trophy

May 5th, 2022

Associate Professor Meenakshi Arora has been awarded the India Australia Business and Community Alliance (IABCA) Australia India Impact Award (Individual).

IABCA is the largest platform that exists to strengthen the India-Australia relationship and contribute to its development through its people-people links.

The award acknowledges Associate Professor Arora’s work in developing collaborations between the University and India through her position as Director of the Melbourne India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA).

She is also Assistant Dean (International Student Pathways) in the Faculty of Engineering and IT and conducts research and teaching in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering.

"I feel honoured for this recognition and extend my thanks for the support of my students, colleagues and the University of Melbourne leadership," Associate Professor Arora said.

She also acknowledged the significant contributions of MIPA's Deputy Director, Professor Ashokkumar Muthupandian.

MIPA is a joint initiative consisting of established researchers and joint PhD candidates from the University of Melbourne and a group of India’s elite research universities.

Through MIPA, research teams from Melbourne and India collaborate on projects that address key issues in science and technology.

Projects range from exploring how to produce polymers in more environmentally friendly ways to optimising urban water systems for sustainability and resilience.

Associate Professor Arora’s main research focus is on water resource management, integrated urban water management and contaminant transport modelling.

She is particularly interested in exploring the impact of climate change on water supply and water quality. She also leads several research collaborations with India on water supply and pollution, teaches water and wastewater management, engineering risk analysis and civil hydraulics, and supervises masters and PhD students.

First published on 5 May 2022.

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