Management Team

NamePositionTelephoneEmail
Howard WheaterProfessor, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security, and Director, Global Institute for Water Security(306) 966-1990howard.wheater@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


NHRC 1012

Fax:


(306) 966-1193

Biography:


Director of the Global Institute for Water Security and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security, Howard Wheater is a world expert in hydrology and sustainable water resource management. He has extensive international experience studying and advising on flood, water resource and water quality issues, and is vice-chair of the World Climate Research Program’s GEWEX initiative and co-chair of UNESCO’s GWADI arid zone water resources program.

He is a past President of the British Hydrological Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the American Geophysical Union, as well as a life member of the International Water Academy. He is currently a professor with the U of S School of Environment and Sustainability and with the College of Engineering.
  • He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and six books, and has won several academic awards, including Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.
  • He holds the appointment of Distinguished Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Hydrology at Imperial College London where he was head of Environmental and Water Resource Engineering and the first Director of the Imperial College Environment Forum
  • Recent appointments include:
    • Member of the Alberta Environment Monitoring Panel, advising on the establishment of a world class monitoring and evaluation system for the Alberta oil sands
    • Chair of the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Sustainable Management of Water in the Agricultural Landscapes of Canada
    • Member of the Water Partner Advisory Committee advising the Premiers’ Council of the Federation Water Stewardship
    • Member of an International Court of Arbitration concerning the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty

Designations:


PhD, Civil Engineering/Hydrology, University of Bristol
Master’s in Engineering Science, Honours, University of Cambridge
Bachelor's in Engineering Science, Honours, University of Cambridge

Areas of Interest:


Hydrological processes and modelling, with applications to the management of flood risk, water resources, water quality, wastes and climate change adaptation
Phani AdapaAssistant Director(306) 966-2271phani.adapa@usask.ca

Office Location:


NHRC 1032

Fax:


(306) 966-1193

Biography:


Phani is a certified Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. Before joining the Global Institute for Water Security, he was with the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) for 11 years. During his tenure, he assisted the college in enhancing research intensiveness through development of new partnerships and facilitation of existing collaborations with internal and external stakeholders, industry partners, provincial, federal and international agencies and institutes for pursuing funding opportunities that could support recruitment of highly-qualified personnel, facilitate visits of internal and external faculty members, and development of new programs to support the college's research enterprise.

As part of his professional development, he has published 26 refereed journal articles, three book chapters and has 25 conference proceedings/presentations. In 2009, he was awarded the George Ira Hanson Post-Graduate Award for Energy Research by the U of S College of Engineering. In 2012, the Canadian Society for Bioengineers recognized his research contributions and bestowed him with their PhD thesis award. 

He served as the Vice-President Academic for the U of S Graduate Students Association (GSA) from 1999-2000. Also, he was elected as one of the five Canadian men’s cricket team selection committee members (2009-10), elected as the President of Saskatoon Cricket Association (2005-10) and elected as the Vice-President of Saskatchewan Cricket Association (2007-10).

Designations:


PhD, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 2011
MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 2001
BE, Mechanical Engineering, Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur, India, 1998

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Management
Chris DeBeerCold Regions Network Manager(306) 966-6224chris.debeer@usask.ca

Office Location:


NHRC 1266

Fax:


(306) 966-1193
Meagan HintherCommunications Specialist(306) 966-1019meagan.hinther@usask.ca

Office Location:


NHRC 1025

Fax:


(306) 966-1193
Jeff McDonnellAssociate Director(306) 966-8529jeffrey.mcdonnell@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Office Location:


National Hydrology Research Centre 1013

Fax:


(306) 966-1193

Biography:


Jeffrey J. McDonnell is Professor and Associate Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada).He is also the 6th Century Chair of Hydrology at the University of Aberdeen (UK), Honorary Professor of Hydrology at the Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (China) and University Distinguished Professor of Hydrology (adjunct) at Oregon State University (USA). His research focuses on new ways to measure, understand and model streamflow generation processes. Jeff has co-authored ~200 articles on watershed hydrology and co-edited the Elsevier textbook “Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology”. He has served as the Senior Advisory Editor of the “Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences”, published by John Wiley and Sons and was Editor-in-Chief of the IAHS Book Series Benchmark
Papers in Hydrology”. Jeff is a 2014 Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Lifelong Fellow of the International Water Academy. He was awarded the alton Medal from the European Geophysical Union, the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Geological Society of America, the Gordon Warwick Award from the British Geomorphological Research Group, the Nystrom Award from the Association of American Geographers and a D.Sc. from the University of Canterbury. Jeff served as the 2013 Keohane Visiting Distinguished Professor at Duke University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

For Jeff's complete CV, click here

Areas of Interest:


Watershed hydrology
Runoff processes
Modelling
Isotope hydrology 

Sherry OlausonClerical Assistant(306) 966-2021sherry.olauson@usask.ca

Office Location:


GIWS 1011

Fax:


(306) 966-1193
Tiffany SchlosserFinancial Officer(306) 966-6304tiffany.schlosser@usask.ca

Office Location:


NHRC 1029

Fax:


(306) 966-1193

Biography:


As Financial Officer, Tiffany provides accurate, timely, and complete financial information to support decision making within the institute. She oversees fund management for compliance with standards and requirements, and monitors and reports on the budget process. She is an information resource on all financial matters for key stakeholders of the institute.   

Designations:


  • Master of Professional Accounting, University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business
  • Chartered Accountant (CA) designation
Kate WilsonExecutive Assistant(306) 966-8014kate.wilson@usask.ca

Office Location:


NHRC 1033

Fax:


(306) 966-1193
Branko ZdravkovicData Manager(306) 966-6165branko.zdravkovic@usask.ca

Office Location:


NHRC 1027

Fax:


(306) 966-1193
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