The Young Environmental Engineer of the Year award is presented by the Environmental College of Engineers Australia to acknowledge and reward young environmental engineers who have:
Nominations must include:
You must provide the following with your submission:
This award is self-nominated.
The Award consists of a framed certificate and is presented at an appropriate Conference. The recipient will also receive complimentary registration, flights and accommodation to attend the conference.
Poppy graduated from a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering with First Class Honours in 2019. She has striven to enhance environmental and community resilience to climate change through the integrated management of water and wastewater, at a developmental and strategic level.
Her work is best demonstrated by her work protecting the coral reefs surrounding Norfolk Island, which were deteriorating due to historic and ongoing wastewater management issues. She has undertaken studies for alternative water supplies and increased wastewater reuse to support the water security of regional Councils, as they begin to experience more variable climate patterns and a growing population.
She maintains a strong connection to her university as an engineering tutor and mentor through Gender Equity in Engineering Makes Sense, a university club that advocates for gender diversity and equity.