Anas Ghadouani

Professor, BSc Mohomed V, MSc PhD Montr.

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

    6009 Perth


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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 currently Chair, Communication, Adoption and Translation and chief investigator in the ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia's Biosolids Resource (2020-2025). He is also a board member of UWA Publishing, and a fellow of the UWA Public Policy Institute.

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.

Roles and responsibilities

• Academic Lead - Student Experience, School of Engineering (2021-present)

• 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):

• ARC Linkage Project (LP180100835): Mitigating the risk of cyanobacterial blooms in wastewater ponds ex University of Newcastle (2018-2021)

• Melbourne Water: Greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater lagoons

• ARC Transforming Biosolids (IC190100033) 

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



Research expertise keywords

  • 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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