2013 Engineering Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Mahala McLindin graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. In addition to earning First Class Honours, Mahala was awarded the Bradfield Memorial Prize which recognises the most distinguish student graduating with first class honours in Civil Engineering.
Mahala was awarded the Scholarship to complete MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management at the University of Oxford.
Studied at: University of Oxford
Mahala is a civil and water resources with a wide range of skills in water resource modelling, design, management and strategic planning. She is involved in sustainable and integrated planning of river, water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems. Her work has been used to inform government business cases and support water planning and policy at various government levels.
Mahala recently completed a Masters in Water Science, Policy and Management at Oxford University, where she focused her research on water security under climate change in developing country contexts. During her time there she developed up-to-date knowledge of contemporary ideas, innovations and challenges relating to hydrology and water resources. This has complemented her work for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) investigating hydrological modelling in the Ganges River basin; as well as her volunteer work for Engineers Without Borders, focusing on water and sanitation challenges in Cambodia. She is now a member of the Food, Energy, Water and Environment Network (FE2W) at the Australian National University, exploring multidisciplinary issues of water management relevant to the global river basins, where she is focusing on the Mekong River basin.
Prior to working at Jacobs, Mahala worked as a civil construction engineer and design manager on international infrastructure projects, which developed her skills in working under pressure on complex, inter-disciplinary projects.
Scholarship Year: 2013
Fields of Interest
Science, Engineering, Sustainability, Water management