ATSE new Fellow 2023

Therese Flapper FTSE


Dr Therese Flapper FTSE

Water sustainability superpower

Dr Therese Flapper is a global leader in water management. She has worked on more than 80 water-related projects around the world, helping to secure safe drinking water and sanitation for more than 100 million people.

Therese has also improved water infrastructure across remote and regional Australia. Combining her environmental science background with engineering expertise, she strives for the best possible outcomes for communities and the environment as a champion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Therese has a strong influence in the built environment including buildings, precincts, utilities and cities and is known for pragmatic solutions. Her far-reaching impact in the water sector includes the development of national and international guidelines for wastewater, to overseeing the development and commercialisation of innovative new products. She is currently co-chair of ATSE’s Water Forum Murray-Darling Basin Project. She is also a volunteer bush firefighter with the NSW Rural Fire Service and recipient of the National Emergency Services Medal.