Dr Joon Chuah
Joon’s research interest is in the interactions of the environmental/natural and human systems, with water, almost always, serving as the common nexus. In general, the research questions asked are: What are the impacts of anthropogenic activities (e.g. industrialisation, urban expansion, agricultural intensification) to the environment? In turn, how will the degradation of the environment (i.e. water, air, soil) as well as the anthropogenically-induced changes to the natural systems – most notably climate change – affect people? How can the environment be governed and managed better to ensure sustainability?
Joon has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering – civil and environmental (microbiology), respectively; and was previously a civil and environmental engineering consultant. He has a doctoral degree in geography (hydrology).