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Theme: Water for Life

This event occurred on
September 2, 2019
Perth, Western Australia

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The University of Western Australia
Hackett Cafe
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia, 6009
Event type:
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Anas Ghadouani

Environmental Engineer
Anas Ghadouani is a professor of environmental engineering at The University of Western Australia and also leader of the Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystem Studies research group at UWA. The group focuses on water resources, ecological and environmental engineering, with an emphasis on the development of innovative technologies. Professor Ghadouani has more than 20 years of research and teaching experience in the water area and has led numerous large-scale projects nationally and internationally. He is currently the director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.

Basant Maheshwari

Professor at Western Sydney University
Professor Maheshwari has wide-ranging research experience in surface and underground water management, urban and peri-urban water planning and environmental sustainability. Over the past 10 years, his work has involved transdisciplinary water research, into understanding how water, landscape and people interact and influence the environment and water security. In recent years, he focused on modelling and analysing water resources for long-term planning and examining the implications of social, economic and institutional aspects of water resources management. He has over 220 publications and is also the recipient of the 2010 Collaboration and Leadership Award from CRC for Irrigation Futures as well as the 2018 Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Interdisciplinary Research.

Greg Leslie

Director - Global Water Institute
Professor Greg Leslie is the director of the Global Water Institute at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The Global Water Institute represents over 300 water-related research and teaching staff in different faculties such as Law, Medicine, Art, Social Sciences and Engineering. Greg is a Chemical Engineer and was the Director of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology. Prior to joining the University of New South Wales, he worked in both the public and private sector on water treatment, reuse and desalination projects in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.

Organizing team


Perth, Australia


Perth, Australia