Ashantha Goonetilleke is a Professor in Water/Environmental Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Ashantha focuses on producing research outcomes of relevance to industry and the community and the translation of these outcomes for practical application. His areas of expertise include; stormwater pollution and mitigation, Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), climate change adaptation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and stormwater and wastewater recycling. In the last 10 years he has co-authored 4 books and over 100 journal papers in his areas of expertise. For five years, he was the Director for Infrastructure Research at QUT. For ten years he served as the advisor on sustainability to Brisbane Airport Corporation and held the Professorial Chair in Airport Innovation. Currently, he is the discipline leader for Civil Engineering at QUT.