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Pierre Mukheibir

Professor of Water Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Pierre is a professionally registered civil engineer with over 20 years experience in the water and sanitation sector. He has worked in both the development and research environments, with a specific focus on rural water and sanitation and more recently in the climate change adaptation sector.
Pierre currently leads on options analysis projects related to water supply and demand planning, including drought response strategies, using multi-criteria decision support frameworks and those that aim to improve the understanding of institutional issues for green-grey infrastructure. He is a keen champion of urban sensitive water planning and restorative infrastructure strategies.
Pierre also leads ISF’s adaptation research, investigating the barriers hindering adaptation responses by local government to climate change, and the capacity of small and micro enterprises to respond to the impacts due to climate change. He was the key developer of the framework developed for the Melbourne water utilities to address the uncertainty of climate change in ensuring a resilient water supply system.
He has worked in Kiribati and Fiji designing approaches for resilient water supply systems and developed the Dynamic Adaptive Management Process handbook.


  • –present
    Research Director, University of Technology, Sydney


  • 2008 
    University of Cape Town, PhD