Dr Benjamin Taylor Engineering / School of Engineering and Technology

Snr Lect/Acting HOC UG Eng/Mob Prog Leader

Contact Details

Email: ben.taylor@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4150 7176 - Ext: 57176

Office Location

G.11

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About Me

Awards

2012 Recipient of an International Water Association scholarship to solely represent Australian post graduate research concerning water resources management at the IWA inaugural publications writing workshop hosted by the Universiti of Teknologi Malaysia.

2012 Selected alumni representative of the Australia-Korea Next Generation Leaders Program and participating 2012 delegate in the Korean’s reciprocal tour of Australia’s water resources management practice.

2011 Selected delegate in the Australia-Korea Next Generation Leaders Program convened by the International Leaders Program of Sydney University, with the assignment of establishing ongoing exchanges with the Republic of Korea during our two-week tour of Korean water resources management practice.

2010 Recipient of the National Student Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Prize awarded by the Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering – Engineers Australia.

2009 Recipient of Queensland’s undergraduate thesis of the year in the field of sustainable engineering, awarded by the Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering – Engineers Australia.

2009 Recipient of a postgraduate research scholarship at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility – Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity Network, jointly sponsored by Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland.

2009 Recipient of first class honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern Queensland.

Professional Memberships

Current Chairman of the Burnett Local Group of Engineers Australia
Member of the International Water Association
Member of the Australian Water Association
Member of the Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering
Member of the Stormwater Industry Association
Member of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Professional Interests

My professional interests include: engineering education, water sensitive urban design, water resources management, urban hydrology, rainwater harvesting, urban stream restoration and behavioural mass-balance simulation. I am also drawing on my previous professional work in computer programming and diversifying into design, programming and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Computer Software

UrbanTank – A mass balance behavioural simulator of dual-duty rainwater tanks optimised for providing an alternative water supply while restoring desirable stream hydrology in urban catchments. I am also fluent in many programming languages.

Papers in Refereed Proceedings

Taylor, B.A. 2012, 'Increasing rainwater yield in water sensitive cities using short-term rainfall forecasts', paper presented to the OZWater'12 Conference - Sharing knowledge and planning the future, Sydney, Australia, 8-10 May 2012.

Taylor, B.A. 2012, 'Emulating pre-urban initial rainfall losses and restoring baseflow with rainwater harvesting, paper presented to the 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design, Melbourne, Australia, 21-23 February 2012.

Published in: 2012


Taylor, B.A. 2011, 'Rapid estimation of rainwater yield throughout Australia and review of Queensland rainwater harvesting operating policy', paper presented to the Escaping Silos SSEE 2011 International Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 24-26 October 2011.

Taylor, B.A. 2011, 'Approaching water sensitive cities with adaptive rainwater diversion', paper presented to the Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland State Conference - Achieving multiple outcomes, a time to reflect, Surfers Paradise, Australia, 25-27 May 2011

Published in: 2011
Invited Papers/Speaker

Taylor, B.A. 2012, 'Supplementing rainfall forecast archives in diverse climates: towards long-term assessment of adaptive rainwater systems', presented to the International Water Association's Inaugural Publications Workshop, Johor Bahru, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, March 2012.

Taylor, B.A. 2012, 'Urban rainwater harvesting: the Australian context', presented to the 2012 Australian-Korean Next Generation Leaders Delegation, University of Sydney, November 2012.

Published in: 2012

Taylor, B.A. 2011, 'Integrating rainwater systems to increase yield and promote stormwater management in water sensitive cities, presentation to the Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland Industry Technical Evening, Brisbane, Australia, 27 October 2011.

Published in: 2011
Refereed Articles

Taylor, B.A. 2012, 'Predicting normalised monthly patterns of domestic external water demand using rainfall and temperature data', Water Science & Technology: Water supply, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 168-178.

Published in: 2012
ENGINEERING
Civil Engineering - Water Resources Engineering
Journal article

Dargusch, J., Harris, L. R., Reid-Searl, K., & Taylor, B. A. (2017). Creating first-year assessment support: lecturer perspectives and student access. Distance Education, 38(1), 106-122. doi:10.1080/01587919.2017.1299566

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Taylor, B. (2012). Predicting normalised monthly patterns of domestic external water demand using rainfall and temperature data. Water science and technology : water supply., 12(2), 168-178. doi:10.2166/ws.2012.125

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Conference paper

Sayem, A. B. M., Taylor, B., Mcclanachan, M., & Mumtahina, U. (2017). Effective use of Zoom technology and instructional videos to improve engagement and success of distance students in engineering. In N. Huda, D. Inglis, N. Tse, & G. Town (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2017) (pp. 926-931). Sydney, NSW: Australasian Association of Engineering Education. Retrieved from http://www.aaee.net.au/index.php/program

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Taylor, B., Harris, L., & Dargusch, J. (2017). Towards the development and delivery of sustainable assessment in foundation engineering studies. In N. Huda, D. Inglis, N. Tse, & G. Town (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2017) (pp. 982-989). Manly, Australia: Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales.

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Taylor, B., Harris, L., & Dargusch, J. (2018). What students value most to support portfolio assessment in project-based learning environments. In A. Patil, & L. H. Tung (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th IETEC Conference, Engineering and technology education quality assurance: embracing the future (pp. 225-236). Online: International Engineering and Technology Education Conference. Retrieved from http://ietec.apaqa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IETEC-Proceedings-Final.pdf

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Taylor, B., & Brodie, I. (2016). Rainwater harvesting in Australia for water supply and urban stream restoration. In H. Kroiss (Ed.), IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, 2016 (pp. 1-8). Brisbane: International Water Association. Retrieved from https://www.eventscribe.com/2016/WWCE/index.asp

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Dargusch, J., Harris, L., Reid-Searl, K., & Taylor, B. (2015). Getting the message through : communicating assessment expectations to first-year students. In Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 30 November-3 December, Fremantle, Australia. (pp. 1-27). Deakin ACT: Australian Association for Research in Education. Retrieved from http://www.aare.edu.au/

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Taylor, B., Harris, L., & Dargusch, J. (2015). Student perspectives about how to best support portfolio assessment in project-based learning environments. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2015), Blended Design and Project Based Learning : a future for Engineering Education, 6-9 December 2015, Geelong, Victoria (pp. 1066-1078). Geelong, Vic.: Deakin University. Retrieved from http://aaee2015conference.sched.org/

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Taylor, B. (2012). Emulating pre-urban initial rainfall losses and restoring baseflow with rainwater harvesting. In 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD 2012): Water Sensitive Urban Design: Building the Water Sensitive Community. (pp. 1-10). Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.

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Taylor, B. (2012). Enhancing rainwater harvesting with short-term rainfall forecasts in water sensitive cities. In National Groundwater Workshop (Ozwater 2012): Sharing Knowledge, Planning the Future. (pp. 1-8). Australia: Australian Water Association.

Link to ACQUIRE

Taylor, B. (2011). Approaching water sensitve cities with adaptive rainwater diversion. In 2011 Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland State Conference: Achieving Multiple Outcomes: A Time to Reflect (SIA 2011). (pp. 1). Brisbane, Qld.: Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland.

Link to ACQUIRE

Taylor, B. (2011). Rapid estimation of rainwater yield throughout Australia and review of Queensland rainwater harvesting operating policy. In Escaping Silos: SSEE 2011 International Conference. (pp. 1-6). Barton, ACT: Sustainable Engineering Society.

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