My primary research focus concerns groundwater resources. Several of my current projects have a strong emphasis on agricultural and climate change impacts on groundwater quality and quantity in sensitive aquifers. Other areas of research interest include: groundwater-surface water interactions and ecohydrology; source water protection; appropriate potable water approaches for marginalized communities; and fostering engineering and technological input into public discourse. Presently, I am a professional engineer and Assistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Guelph. I am also a part of the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research and Associate Editor for Hydrogeology Journal.
My undergraduate training is in Civil Engineering (environmental option) while my Ph.D. research was also in Civil Engineering with a hydrogeology focus (anthropogenic impacts on fractured bedrock aquifers). Following my Ph.D., I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal, working on multidisciplinary ecohydrological modeling related to climate change. In 2009-2010 I led engineering and public policy initiatives as the Junior Fellow and Acting Executive Director of the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy at Professional Engineers Ontario. I also worked at the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority on the Drinking Water Source Protection team.
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