Ashantha Goonetilleke is a Professor in Water/Environmental Engineering at Queensland University of Technology. He has an established track record for undertaking research in relation to the sustainability of the water environment and has achieved significant success in developing extensive industry collaborative links, producing research outcomes of relevance to industry and the community and the translation of research outcomes for practical application.
Additionally, for five years he was the Director for Infrastructure Research, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, QUT and served for ten years in a technical advisory role in sustainability with Brisbane Airport Corporation and held the Professorial Chair in Airport Innovation. Currently, he is the Discipline Leader for Civil Engineering, QUT. He also possesses sixteen years of professional experience in planning, design and construction of internationally financed projects in the areas of water resources management, water supply and wastewater treatment and rural development.