SPRING.

Water Source. Season. Spring into the future

About the project

“Imagine a day without water. How valuable is a drop of water to you now?”
Team SPRING consists of 3 students from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. We are exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 14. Our objective is to find solutions to local water problems in regards to the SDG goals, raise awareness and propose changes before it becomes irreversible. Let’s Spring into a better, and more sustainable future.

Our Weekly Updates

Our Weekly Research & Idea Development Updates

SPRING: Week 5

After our Synchrotron visit and an inspiring talk on CBI given by Dr. Markus Nordberg, we launched enthusiastically into our Tech cards (which are not as daunting once we made our minds up to do them). On Tuesday, we had a workshop on futures and forecasting with...

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SPRING: Week 4

We finally met our buddies (...virtually) and can’t wait to meet them in real life! We divided our tasks to look at different CERN technologies. We hosted a screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ and feedback session and attended a Melbourne Development Circle (MDC)...

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SPRING: Week 3

What we worked on This week we continued to build on our opportunity cards and branched out more than we expected to. After looking at future scenarios last week, we gathered a number of problems that have been an issue in the past and some that can be a future...

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SPRING: Week 2

This week we looked at finding and building more Opportunity Cards based on our research. We conducted a (mini) forecasting exercise by looking at CSIRO Future’s Australia 2030 report that laid out future scenarios of Australia and predicting what water problems may...

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SPRING: Kickoff Week

We started out by discussing our team values, setting expectations for ways of working as a team. Our task this week is to understand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and identify issues in Victoria related to SDG 6 and 14. Based on this, we are...

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Team Spring

Jeannie Foo

Jeannie Foo

Design Strategy and Innovation

Jeannie is studying for her Master of Design Strategy and Innovation a decade after her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology. She previously worked in a grantmaking foundation in aid of natural disaster survivors before moving into corporate sustainability. Having grown up in the beautiful seaside town of Kota Kinabalu (and then lived in Kuala Lumpur which literally translates to Muddy Confluence), she fully appreciates the significance of water and marine issues.

Jing Tan

Jing Tan

Interior Architecture

  1. Jing is currently in her honour year of Bachelor in Interior architecture. Her interest is sustainable future design in architecture and environment. Jing believes that designers are essential and impactful to society’s advancement and development. She will keep pursuing her passion in becoming a better designer who designs for innovation and transformation of a positive future.
Kanika Shah

Kanika Shah

Design Strategy and Innovation

Kanika is almost halfway through her Masters of Design. She was studying and practising interior design in the last 5 years, she is gradually coming out of her comfortable interior shell. Respecting and learning other forms of design, she wishes to establish herself as someone who designs for change.