• The University of Western Australia (M051), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1148 Citations
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Personal profile


Anas is currently a Professor of Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia where he leads a very successful research group (Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystem Studies) focused on the study of a range of topics in water resources (water and wastewater), ecological engineering and environmental engineering, with an emphasis on the development of innovative technologies. Anas was appointed Programme Chair for Environmental Engineering in 2017.

Anas has more than twenty years of research and teaching experience in the water area and has led numerous large scale multidisciplinary projects nationally and internationally. He is an expert advisor to a number of organisations and agencies in Australia and internationally. He has also been an editor for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) since 2005.

Anas is a founding member and past Executive Director of the $120M Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) established in 2012 (2012-2021). This role includes both operation and scientific leadership in this large multidisciplinary research centre, the coordination of the CRCWSC activities within UWA, and the management of relationships with Western Australian CRC industry partners.

Before arriving to Australia, Anas grew up in Rabat, Morocco, and completed his BSc at Mohamed V University, before moving to Montreal, Canada to complete his MSc and PhD in limnology and water resources. In his spare time, Anas enjoys cooking for family and friends. Anas is married to Karyne, and is father to two daughters, Myriam and Maia.

Roles and responsibilities

• Programme Chair for Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering (2017-present)

• Executive Director, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (2012-2017)

• Graduate Research Coordinator, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (2003-2016)

• Member of the Scholarships Committee, UWA (2010-2016)

• Graduate Research Committeee, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (end 2016)

• UWA China Planning Committee, member

Current projects

Selected current projects (for full list please see Grants):

• Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (2012-2021): Research Hub and C2.1 Resource Recovery from Wastewater

• ARC Discovery Project (DP170104832): Ecological regime shifts for re-engineering water pollution management (2017-2019)

• Water Corporation, Melbourne Water, SA Water, TasWater: Remotely operated sludge measurement technology for the management of waste stabilisation ponds

Teaching overview

• ENVE4405: Ecological Engineering
• ENVE5502: Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery


Water resources
Wastewater engineering
Water sensitive cities
Eutrophication and cyanobacterial blooms
Algal toxins
Waste stabilisation ponds
Lakes and limnology
Aquatic ecology
Environmental policy




  • Aquatic invasive species
  • Carbon cycle
  • Catchment processes and their effects on water bodies
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Ecological engineering
  • Lakes, reservoirs and rivers
  • Limnology
  • Microcystins
  • Phytoplankton
  • Plankton patchiness
  • Toxic algal blooms
  • Trophic interactions
  • Water quality, management and monitoring
  • Zooplankton

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cyanobacterium Earth & Environmental Sciences
algal bloom Earth & Environmental Sciences
lake Earth & Environmental Sciences
zooplankton Agriculture & Biology
Daphnia Agriculture & Biology
lakes Agriculture & Biology
phytoplankton Agriculture & Biology
Cyanobacteria Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 1998 2019

Seasonal and inter-annual variability of water column properties along the Rottnest continental shelf, south-west Australia

Chen, M., Pattiaratchi, C. B., Ghadouani, A. & Hanson, C., 4 Apr 2019, In : Ocean Science. 15, 2, p. 333-348 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The development and application of improved solids modelling to enable resilient urban sewer networks

Murali, M. K., Hipsey, M. R., Ghadouani, A. & Yuan, Z., 15 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 240, p. 219-230 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sewer network
1 Citation (Scopus)

Adaptation tipping points of a wetland under a drying climate

Nanda, A., Beesley, L., Locatelli, L., Gersonius, B., Hipsey, M. R. & Ghadouani, A., 24 Feb 2018, In : Water (Switzerland). 10, 2, 234.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access
Stabilization ponds
waste lagoons

Matching ecosystem functions with adaptive ecosystem management: decision pathways to overcome institutional barriers

Nanda, A., Rijke, J., Beesley, L. S., Gersonius, B., Hipsey, M. R. & Ghadouani, A., 23 May 2018, In : Water. 10, p. 672

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ecosystem management
management decision
ecosystem function

Projects 2006 2021

Activities 2005 2017

  • 3 Editorial activity

Water (Journal)

Anas Ghadouani (Editor)
2017 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Frontiers in Marine Science (Journal)

Anas Ghadouani (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (Journal)

Anas Ghadouani (Editor)
2005 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity