Veeriah Jegatheesan (Jega) is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and the Director (2016-2021) of Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Jega is the founder and Chairman of the international conference series on Challenges in Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE) held annually since 2008. Jega has conducted extensive research on the application of membrane bioreactors, sugar cane juice clarification, seawater desalination and the treatment of mine tailing ponds. He has over 450 publications including more than 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and five edited books. Jega is also the managing guest editor of 40 special issues in peer-reviewed journals. In 2019, Stormwater Industry Association (Australia) has appointed him as one of the Governance Panel members for the Australian Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP). Jega is the Editor-in-Chief of a book series entitled Applied Environmental Science and Engineering (AESE) for a Sustainable Future published by Springer and has been instrumental in publishing 12 books since 2015. Jega has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Quality Management Journal (Wiley Publisher) from January 2020.