Dr Bandita Mainali is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering Department at La Trobe University. She has PhD in Environmental Engineering from University of Technology Sydney and Master degree in Water Resources Management Leuphana University, Germany. She has more than 10 years of industrial and academic experience in civil and environmental engineering field. Her expertise and practical experiences cover the areas of hydrology and hydraulics, environmental engineering, water and wastewater engineering. Her research interest is on the innovative water and wastewater treatment and reuse technologies.