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Professor of Water Quality and Water Quality Modeling,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Associate Fellow

Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)


Immediate Past President

Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)



Educational Background


B. Sc. (Microbiology) University of Iowa (U.S.A.) 1981

M. Sc. (Environmental Health) University of Iowa (U.S.A.) 1983

Ph.D. (Watershed Science) Colorado State University (U.S.A.) 2000



Job Experience


Department of Environment, Malaysia (1984 – 1990)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1990 – present)



Administrative Posts


Deputy Director, Institute of Environmental and Water Research Management (IPASA), UTM  (2001 – 31 Aug. 2006)


Director of Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment (OSHE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1 Sept. 2006 – 31 August 2014). Reappointed as the Director from 1 July 2017 to 20 Dec. 2018.


Research & Work Interests


  1. Water Quality and Water Quality Modeling

  2. Non-Point Source (NPS) Pollution

  3. Land Uses and Watershed Impacts

  4. Conservation Advocacy in Malaysia


Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and Other Appointments


President, Malaysian Nature Society (elected from 25 September 2010 to Sept 2014)


Member, Environmental Quality Council (EQC) (appointed by the Minister of NRE, 2012 until 2015)


Expert Panel member for Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) (appointed by the DOE since 2001)


Head Judge, for City and Green Guides, Malaysia’s Tourism Award 2014/15, Tourism Malaysia.


Founding Member and Member of the Johor Water Forum 2016 to the present.

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