Dr A (Malek) Bouazza is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Monash University. He has an international reputation for research in Geosynthetics and Environmental Geotechnics. His research has been recognised by numerous national and international awards. Professor Bouazza is very prominent in technical and professional society activities and serves on a number of international technical committees. Currently, he is the Chair of the International Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee TC 215 on Environmental Geotechnics. In addition to his academic commitments, Dr Bouazza gives specialist advice for the industry both nationally and internationally. His work has included peer review of design for more than 30 municipal solid waste and hazardous landfills and tailings storage facilities in Australia, Thailand, Peru and other countries. He has led and co-wrote the key liner components of new landfill standard for the State of Victoria (Best Practice Environmental Management: Siting, design, operation and rehabilitation of landfills, EPA Publication 788), which is now used as a model for much of the country.