Ron Johnston led workshops in Jakarta and Hanoi in mid-April with key local stakeholders on the future challenges of water resource management. This Rockefeller Foundation funded project is designed to strengthen ASEAN-wide capacity to apply appropriate decision-making processes and technologies to future challenges. In both Indonesia and Vietnam, the priority is on developing the effectiveness of management processes through better design, monitoring and enforcement of regulations, as a necessary step to developing the capacity to address major shocks and uncertain futures.
We all know that patents don’t tell us everything about where innovation is going on. But they do tell us a lot, and the latest Intellectual Property Report 2013 from IP Australia report provides a very good guide to where the action is. Or where to head if you want to find an environment conducive to innovation.
An innovative ventilation program designed by University of Sydney advanced engineering students is being trialled this week in Vietnam.
A team of six advanced engineering students won the 2012 cross-TasmanEngineers without Borders (EWB) engineering challenge with their ventilation project designed specifically for the provincial housing of An Minh a town in the Kien Giang province. The course is coordinated by Professor Ron Johnston.
See article in 2013 Publications