• 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 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)

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

• 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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Stabilization ponds Engineering & Materials Science
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

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Research Output 1998 2020

Flow cytometry for rapid characterisation of microbial community dynamics in waste stabilisation ponds

Coggins, L. X., Larma, I., Hinchliffe, A., Props, R. & Ghadouani, A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Water Research. 169, 12 p., 115243.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stabilization ponds
Flow cytometry
community dynamics
flow cytometry

SewerSedFoam: A Model for Free Surface Flow, Sediment Transport, and Deposited Bed Morphology in Sewers

Murali, M., Hipsey, M., Ghadouani, A. & Yuan, Z., 17 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Water. 12, 1, 21 p., 270.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
free surface flow
Sediment transport
overland flow
sediment transport

Des villes vertes et bleues pour supporter un climat plus chaud

Ghadouani, A. & Marx, L., 3 Jun 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

Developing and Validating a Model to Assess Sewer Sediment Issues from Changing Wastewater Inflows and Concentration

Murali, M. K., Hipsey, M. R., Ghadouani, A. & Yuan, Z., 1 Jan 2019, New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling - UDM 2018. Mannina, G. (ed.). Springer-Verlag Berlin, p. 836-841 6 p. (Green Energy and Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper


High-Resolution Bathymetry Mapping of Water Bodies: Development and Implementation

Coggins, L. & Ghadouani, A., 10 Dec 2019, In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 7, 11 p., 330.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Projects 2006 2021


honors and awards

Student Choice award

Anas Ghadouani (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Award


Activities 2005 2019

  • 4 Editorial activity

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (Journal)

Anas Ghadouani (Editor)
2005 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Water (Switzerland) (Journal)

Anas Ghadouani (Editor in chief)
24 Apr 2019

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

Water (Journal)

Anas Ghadouani (Editor)
2017 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity