Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Prof. Ashantha Goonetilleke has a PhD in environmental hydrology and is a Professor in Water/Environmental Engineering at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His areas of expertise include; water security and adaptation to climate change, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), stormwater and wastewater recycling, water conservation and water pollution and treatment. Since 2000, Prof. Goonetilleke has published more than 150 scholarly publications, including books, book chapters and peer reviewed journal and conference papers, received more than A$11 million in research funding from the public and the corporate sector organisations for undertaking over 50 applied research projects and supervised more than 40 postgraduate research students. For five years, he was the Director for Infrastructure Research, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, QUT, providing research leadership to over 40 academics and 100 doctoral students. Additionally, for ten years he served as a technical advisor in sustainability with Brisbane Airport Corporation and has also held the Professorial Chair in Airport Innovation providing advice on a range of sustainability initiatives.