When the concept of sustainability was first being discussed broadly within Australia, the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust
, 1994) defined sustainability to be "the ability to maintain a desired condition over time" (their emphasis) and that sustainable development was "a tool for achieving sustainability, not the desired goal" (their emphasis again).
He is a senior member of IEEE and IEEE (CS) and a member of ACM, IEE (UK), IEAust
and also works closely with several academic working groups like EvoNet, EUSFLAT, WFSC, etc.
D'Este, G.M and Meyrick, S., "What if the future is not like the past?: modelling the impact of change in the Bass Strait shipping market", Proceedings of the 1991 International Transport Conference, IEAust