Members

NamePositionTelephoneEmail
Lee BarbourProfessor and Industrial Research Chair (306) 966-5369lee.barbour@usask.ca

College/School:


Engineering

Department:


Civil and Geological Engineering

Office Location:


Engineering 3B32

Fax:


(306) 966-5427

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Sustainable development of natural resources

Areas of Interest:


Geotechnical/Geo-environmental: Saturated/Unsaturated Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport, Mine Waste Reclamation
Helen BaulchAssistant Professor(306) 966-2549helen.baulch@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Office Location:


NHRC 1016

Fax:


(306) 966-1193

Designations:


Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Life Sciences, Trent University
Master of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Waterloo 

Areas of Interest:


Water quality
Aquatic ecology
Global change
Biogeochemical cycles
Greenhouse gas emissions
Eutrophication
Angela Bedard-HaughnAssociate Professor(306) 966-4291angela.bedard.haughn@usask.ca

College/School:


Agriculture and Bioresources

Department:


Soil Science

Office Location:


Agriculture 5D18

Fax:


(306) 966-6881

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Climate change and water security
Ken BelcherAssociate Professor(306) 966-4019ken.belcher@usask.ca

College/School:


College of Agriculture and Bioresources, School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics

Designations:


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Resource and Environmental Economics, University of Saskatchewan
  • Master of Natural Resources Management, University of Manitoba
  • Bachelor of Science and Agriculture in Animal Science, University of Manitoba

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Socio-hydrology

Areas of Interest:


  • Targeting of Canadian Agri-Environmental Policy
  • Wetland and Riparian Conservation Policy and the Role of Carbon Markets
  • Compensation Required to Encourage Wetland Conservation in Saskatchewan
  • Appropriate Policy Measures and Ecological Goods and Services
  • Value of Recreational Leases to Saskatchewan Landowners
Lalita BharadwajAssociate Professor(306) 966-5553lalita.bharadwaj@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Public Health

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


RUH 2701

Fax:


(306) 966-7920

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Land-water management and environmental change; Socio-hydrology
Allan CessnaResearch Scientist(306) 975-5768allan.cessna@agr.gc.ca

Department:


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Office Location:


NHRC 2285
Won Jae ChangAssistant Professor(306) 966-5373wonjae.chang@usask.ca

College/School:


College of Engineering

Department:


Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

Office Location:


Engineering 2B45

Biography:


Dr. Chang has conducted bioremediation projects for cold region contaminated sites with Imperial Oil as well as with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. He is currently an assistant professor in Civil and Geological Engineering at the U of S. 

His research interests have broadly revolved around elucidating novel environmental processed in harsher environments and developing remediation technologies for engineered and natural environmental systems impacted by the extraction of natural resources, such as oil sands, heavy oil, shale gas, coaled methane and minerals. 

He holds a master's degree from the University of Alberta and a doctorate from McGill University. 

 

Recent Publications

Chang, W., Snelgrove, J., Akbari, A.,Frigon, D., Ghoshal, S., 2012, Enhanced biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated clayey soil: the role of aggregate sizes and microstructures. Submitted to Chemosphere (Accepted). 

Chang, W., Klemm, S., Whyte, L., Beaulieu, C., Hawari, J., Whyte, L., Ghoshal, S., 2011, Petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation under seasonal freeze-thaw soil temperature regimes in contaminated soils from a sub-Arctic site. Environmental Science and Technology 45(3), 1061-1066. (Impact Factor=5.228).

Chang, W., Whyte, L., Ghoshal, S., 2011, Comparison of the effects of variable site temperatures and constant incubation temperature on the biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in pilot-scale experiments with field-aged contaminated soils from a cold regions site. Chemosphere, 82(6) 872-878. (Impact Factor=3.613).

Chang, W., Dyen, M., Spagnuolo, L., Simon, P., Flaherty,H., Whyte, L., Ghoshal, S., 2010, Biodegradation of semi- and non-volatile petroleum hydrocarbons in aged, contaminated soils from a sub-arctic site: laboratory pilot-scale experiments at site temperatures. Chemosphere, 80(3) 319-326.(Impact Factor=3.613).

Chang, W., Donahue, R., 2007, Cation exchange due to the diffusion of ammonium from livestock effluent through glacial clay soils. Applied Geochemistry, 22(1) 53-68. (Impact Factor= 2.176).  

Designations:


  • PhD, Environmental Engineering, McGill University
  • MSc, Geoenvironmental Engineering, University of Alberta

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Sustainable Development of Natural Resources

Land-water Management and Environmental Change

Areas of Interest:


  • Contaminated site assessment and remediation
  • Bioremediation
  • Oil sands pullutants
  • Mine wastes
  • Frozen contaminated sites
  • Characterization of microbial communities/populations
  • Molecular biology techniques for contaminated environmental matrices
Bob ClarkResearch Scientist and Adjunct Professor(306) 975-4110bob.clark@ec.gc.ca

College/School:


Biology

Department:


Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service

Designations:


PhD, McGill University

Areas of Interest:


Avian Ecology
Reproduction and breeding habitat selection
Landscape ecology
Douglas ClarkCentennial Chair and Assistant Professor(306) 966-5405d.clark@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 331

Fax:


(306) 966-2298

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Socio-hydrology
Ajay DalaiProfessor(306) 966-4771ajay.dalai@usask.ca

College/School:


College of Engineering

Department:


Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Biography:


  • 1990 Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Chemical Engineering
  • 1984 M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, India, Chemical Engineering
  • 1982 B.Sc. Tech., Nagpur University, India, Chemical Engineering (Petro-chem.Major)
  • 1979 B.Sc. Utkal University, India, Chemistry (Hons)
  • 1977 I.Sc. Utkal University, India, Physics, Chemistry, and Math

Keywords:

  • Hydrotreating
  • Bioenergy
  • Value-added chemicals
  • Glycerol conversion
  • Biodiesel
  • Biofuels
  • Wastewater treatment

Themes:

  • Water and Watewater Treatment Technologies
Dirk de BoerDepartment Head(306) 966-5671dirk.deboer@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geography and Planning

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 105

Fax:


(306) 966-5860

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Climate change and water security
Lorne DoigResearch Scientist(306) 966-4049lorne.doig@usask.ca

College/School:


Toxicology Centre

Office Location:


Toxicology 253

Fax:


(306) 966-1664

Biography:


Within the context of aquatic toxicology, Lorne Doig's research focuses on the response of aquatic organisms, communities and ecosystems to changes in water and sediment quality (e.g., increased nutrient concentrations or concentrations of substances hazardous to aquatic life) resulting from industrial, agricultural and municipal activities. 

Areas of Interest:


  • The bioavailability and toxicity of metals, including nanomaterials, in surface waters and sediments; 
  • Deriving environmental quality criteria (water, sediment, and tissue-based);
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology; and,
  • Aquatic paleoecotoxicology (the reconstruction and interpretation of toxicant-induced changes in ecosystems).
Amin ElshorbagyProfessor(306) 966-5414amin.elshorbagy@usask.ca

College/School:


Engineering

Department:


Civil and Geological Engineering

Office Location:


Engineering 3B52

Fax:


(306) 966-5427

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Climate change and water security
Grant FergusonAssociate Professor(306) 966-7427grant.ferguson@usask.ca

College/School:


College of Engineering

Department:


Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

Office Location:


2B22
John GiesyProfessor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology(306) 966-2096john.giesy@usask.ca

College/School:


WCVM

Department:


Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Office Location:


Toxicology 131

Fax:


(306) 966-4796

Biography:


John Giesy is among the world's most innovative and influential researchers in the fields of environmental toxicology and chemistry, and one of the world's leading experts in aquatic toxicology. In addition to holding the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology in the U of S department of veterinary biomedical sciences and Toxicology Centre, Giesy is working on a global scale as a chair professor in Hong Kong and Nanjing. His work in China includes collaborative work on the environmental impacts of human activity to help develop more environmentally responsible industry processes.

He has conducted research into the movement, bioaccumulation, and effects of toxic substances at different levels of biological organization, ranging from biochemical to ecosystem. He discovered the phenomenon of photo enhanced toxicity of organic compounds and was the first to report the occurrence of perfluorinated compounds in the environment.

  • Published 672 books and peer-reviewed articles, 1179 abstracts, placing him in the top 0.01% of active authors
  • Recipient of multiple prestigious and distinguished awards, including Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Given over 1,110 lectures worldwide
  • Serves on numerous national and international environmental advisory committees including the World Health Organization and the United Nations
  • Chair Professor at Large of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong; Concurrent Professor of Environmental Science at Nanjing University, China; Visiting Professor at Xiamen University, China; Honorary Professor of Biological Science at the University of Hong Kong, China; and Distinguished Honorary Professor of Zoology at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.

Designations:


PhD, Michigan State University, Fisheries & Wildlife (Limnology), 1974
MS, Michigan State University, Fisheries & Wildlife (Limnology), 1971
BS, Summa Cum Laude, Honours in Biology, Alma College, 1970
University of Michigan Biological Station, summer session, 1969

Areas of Interest:


Ecology
Ecotoxicology
Aquatic toxicology
Environmental analytical chemistry of organic compounds
Environmental chemistry (Fates of trace substances in aquatic ecosystems)
Patricia GoberProfessor(306) 966-8677patricia.gober@usask.ca

College/School:


Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Office Location:


Diefenbaker Centre 156

Fax:


(306) 966-1967

Designations:


PhD, Ohio State University, 1975
MA, Ohio State University, 1972
BS Ed, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1970

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Socio-hydrology

Areas of Interest:


Water policy
Sustainability science
Decision making under uncertainty
Urban systems
Human migration and population geography
Science-policy interface and stakeholder engagement
Applied climatology
Patricia HaniaAssistant Professor(306) 966-2850patricia.hania@usask.ca

College/School:


College of Law

Biography:


  • PhD (Candidate, Osgoode)
  • LLB (Osgoode) 2008
  • MES (York University) 2007
  • MBA (York University) 2007
  • LLM (Osgoode) 2003
  • B.Admin (York University) 1998

Keywords:

  • legal water governance models in Canada
Markus HeckerAssociate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Predictive Aquatic Ecotoxicology(306) 966-5233markus.hecker@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


Toxicology 137

Fax:


(306) 966-4796

Designations:


Doctor of Philosophy, Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University of  Hamburg
Diploma (Master of Science Equivalent), Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Land-water management and environmental change

Areas of Interest:


Investigation of biological effects of environmental stressors
Environmental risk assessment

Development and application of bioanalytical techniques to assess environmental pollution
Aquatic ecology/fish biology

Warren HelgasonAssistant Professor(306) 966-5315warren.helgason@usask.ca

College/School:


Engineering

Department:


Chemical and Biological Engineering

Office Location:


Engineering 1A13

Fax:


(306) 966-5334

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Climate change and water security
Jim HendryProfessor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair(306) 966-5720jim.hendry@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geological Sciences

Office Location:


Geology 230

Fax:


(306) 966-8593

Biography:


Jim Hendry holds a Cameco Industrial Research Chair and an NSERC Industrial Research Chair is world-renowned for his pioneering insights and imaginative research with aquitards—near-impermeable underground layers that sandwich aquifers which are a source for water supplies across Canada and around the world. Aquitards are also a material of choice for sequestering hazardous materials like petroleum contaminated soils, mine tailings and nuclear waste.

Aquitards are among the most difficult geological features to study and the least understood area in groundwater science. Hendry was the first to address this challenge and his work on aquitards is the most significant and comprehensive in existence. This knowledge has conferred new methods for stewardship of water resources.
  • Former head of the Groundwater Section for Alberta Agriculture at the Lethbridge Research Centre
  • Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the U of S
  • Former Director of Research for the U.S. National Groundwater Association
  • Lead of the Groundwater and Contaminants Project at the National Hydrology Research Institute in Saskatoon
  • More than 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals on the topic of aquitards
  • 2008 NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation
  • 2003 recipient of the Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering in Groundwater

Designations:


D.Sc., University of Saskatchewan, 2008
PhD, Hydrogeochemistry, University of Waterloo (and University of Alberta), 1984
MSc, Geochemistry, University of Waterloo, 1978
BSc, Hydrogeology, University of Waterloo, 1975

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Sustainable development of natural resources

Areas of Interest:


Aqueous and environmental geochemistry of contaminants in uranium tailings
Characterization of biogeochemical reaction rates in vadose zones
Fate and transport of solutes in aquitards
Sorption controls on the transport of bacteria in saturated porous media
Reactive barrier technologies
Natacha HoganAssistant Professor(306) 966-6862natacha.hogan@usask.ca

College/School:


College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Department:


Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences

Office Location:


Agriculture 6D32

Fax:


(306) 966-4151

Biography:


Dr. Hogan holds a BSc (Honours) in Biology from the University of Prince Edward Island (2000) and a PhD in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology from the University of Ottawa (2007). She returned to the maritimes in 2007 for two years to serve as post-doctoral fellow at UPEI and the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick. In 2009, she became an Assistant Professor within UPEI's Biology department, where she remained for two years. In 2011, she took an Assistant Professor position in the Animal and Poultry Science department at the University of Saskatchewan's College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

She maintains her link with UPEI, serving as an Adjunct Professor since 2011. She has also, since 2009, been an Associate member of the Canadian Rivers Institute. 

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Land Water Management and Environmental Change

Areas of Interest:


Aquatic toxicology
Sources and fate of aquatic contaminants
Aquatic animal health
Agricultural intensity and water quality
Jeff HudsonAssociate Professor(306) 966-4412jeff.hudson@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Biology

Office Location:


Biology 310A

Fax:


(306) 966-4461

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Land-water management and environmental change
Andrew IresonAssistant Professor(306) 966-8020andrew.ireson@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

Office Location:


NHRC 1015

Fax:


(306) 966-1193

Biography:


Andrew Ireson joined the Global Institute for Water Security as assistant professor in March 2011. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London. Andrew holds a PhD and MSc from Imperial College London and a MEng from Bath University.

Andrew’s research focuses on developing models that show how water and pollutants move through the underground environment. At the U of S, his research focuses on the movement, distribution and quality of water in cold regions such as the prairies and boreal forest and how to model these complex environments to predict how water might be affected by climate and land use changes. As groundwater sources are not visible, quantifying recharge and contamination is challenging. Understanding these complexities will contribute to more sustainable management and use of groundwater for domestic and industrial purposes.   

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Climate change and water security; Land-water management and environmental change; Sustainable development of natural resources
David JanzProfessor(306) 966-7434david.janz@usask.ca

College/School:


WCVM

Department:


Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Office Location:


Toxicology 211

Fax:


(306) 966-7376

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Climate change and water security; Land-water management and environmental change
Tim JardineAssistant Professor(306) 966-4158tim.jardine@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability and the Toxicology Centre

Office Location:


Room 153, Toxicology Centre

Biography:


Tim Jardine comes to the U of S in January 2012 from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia where he held a research fellowship with the Australian Rivers Institute. Tim is a stable isotope specialist whose research focuses on river, floodplain and riparian food chains. He holds a MSc and PhD in Biology from the University of New Brunswick. 

Designations:


PhD, University of New Brunswick (Biology), 2009
MSc, University of New Brunswick (Biology), 2003
BSc, Dalhousie University (Biology), 2000

Areas of Interest:


Freshwater food webs
Applications of stable isotope analysis in ecology
Tropical floodplain hydrology and ecology
Contaminant biomagnification in aquatic ecosystems
Sources and fate of trace metals
Fish migration
Land-water and river-ocean connectivity
Jill JohnstoneAssociate Professor(306) 966-4412jill.johnstone@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Biology

Office Location:


Biology 236

Fax:


(306) 966-4461

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Climate change and water security
Paul JonesAssociate Professor(306) 966-5062paul.jones@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


Toxicology 134

Fax:


(306) 966-2298

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Land-water management and environmental change; Naphthenic Acid
Yanping LiAssistant Professor(306) 966-2793yanping.li@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Office Location:


NHRC 1013

Designations:


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
  • Master of Philosophy, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
  • Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science and Computer Science, Sun Yet-Sen University, China

Areas of Interest:


  • Regional climate modelling
  • Mesoscale dynamics
  • Boundary layer meteorology
  • Air-sea interaction
Karsten Liber Director, Toxicology Centre and Professor(306) 966-1499karsten.liber@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 329

Fax:


(306) 966-2298

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Sustainable development of natural resources; Naphthenic Acid
Karl-Erich LindenschmidtAssociate Professor(306) 966-6174karl-erich.lindenschmidt@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Office Location:


NHRC 1018

Fax:


(306) 966-1193

Biography:


Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt joined the U of S and the Global Institute for Water Security in February 2012. Previously, Karl-Erich worked as a Hydrologic Modelling Engineer for the Department of Water Stewardship with the Government of Manitoba.

Designations:


PhD, Technical University of Berlin, (Environmental Engineering)
Master of Applied Science, University of Toronto, (Mechanical Engineering)
BSc, University of Manitoba, (Mechanical Engineering)

Areas of Interest:


Surface water quality modelling
River ice processes
Climate change and river morphology
Flood and flood risk management

Matt LindsayAssistant Professor(306) 966-5693matt.lindsay@usask.ca

College/School:


College of Arts and Science

Department:


Department of Geological Sciences

Office Location:


Geology 246

Biography:


Dr. Lindsay completed his PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Waterloo (2009). He subsequently held Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Waterloo (2010-11) and the University of British Columbia (2011-12) before moving to the University of Saskatchewan (2012). 

Dr. Lindsay’s research is focused on the biogeochemical evolution of geohydrologic systems impacted by resource development. Water quality is governed by multifaceted interactions among chemical, biological and physical processes. The collective influence of these interactions on water quality is often non-intuitive or poorly constrained. His research is focused on developing a comprehensive understanding of the processes and conditions that control the co-evolution of solids and water in these systems. This information is critical for improving capacity to manage water quality and for reducing the environmental impacts of resource development. 

Designations:


  • PhD, Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo, 2009
  • BSc, Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, 2001

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Sustainable Development of Natural Resources

Areas of Interest:


Groundwater
Biogeochemistry
Mining
Management
Reclamation
Philip MarshResearch Scientist(306) 975-5752Philip.Marsh@ec.gc.ca

Department:


Environment Canada - National Hydrology Research Centre

Office Location:


NHRC

Fax:


(306) 975-5143

Designations:


  • PhD (McMaster University), 1983

Areas of Interest:


  • Hydrology of the Mackenzie Delta, with an emphasis on the interactions between climate, hydrology and the Beaufort Sea, and effects on habitat
  • Impacts of the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project on the Mackenzie Delta and Valley
  • Hydrologic processes and modelling of snowmelt and rainfall runoff in cold environments
  • Impact of climate change on water resources of the Canadian Arctic
Lawrence MartzDean(306) 966-1026lawrence.martz@usask.ca

College/School:


Graduate Studies and Research

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


Administration E240

Fax:


(306) 966-1026

Biography:


Currently on leave.

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Climate change and water security
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 

Marcia McKenzieDirector, Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) and Assistant Professor(306) 966-7551marcia.mckenzie@usask.ca

College/School:


Education

Department:


Educational Foundations

Office Location:


Education 3090

Fax:


(306) 966-7549

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Socio-hydrology
Venkatesh MedaAssociate Professor(306) 966-5309venkatesh.meda@usask.ca

College/School:


College of Engineering

Department:


Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Biography:


Keywords:

  • Water treatment system design and development
  • Microwave and UV technologies for water treatment
  • Sensing and processing
  • Waste/toxic water
  • Food safety and security
  • Dielectric studies for fingerprinting

Themes:

  • Water and Watewater Treatment Technologies
Christy MorrisseyAssistant Professor(306) 966-4433christy.morrissey@usask.ca

College/School:


Department of Biology, College of Arts and Science and School of Environment and Sustainability

Biography:


Dr. Morrissey has 10 years experience (post-PhD) in surface water related issues including environmental contaminants, acidification of surface waters, nutrients, ecology of river birds and aquatic communities and ecosystems.

Designations:


  • PhD, Avian population ecology and Wildlife ecotoxicology, Simon Fraser University (2003) 
  • BSc, Zoology (English minor), University of British Columbia (1997) 

Areas of Interest:


  • ecotoxicology
  • water pollution
  • river and wetland ecology
  • freshwater biology
  • avian and aquatic ecotoxicology
Bram NobleProfessor(306) 966-1899b.noble@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geography and Planning

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 106

Fax:


(306) 966-5680

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Socio-hydrology
Robert PatrickAssistant Professor and Chair of Regional and Urban Planning Program(306) 966-6653robert.patrick@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geography and Planning

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 116

Fax:


(306) 966-5680

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Socio-hydrology
Daniel PennockAssociate Dean (Academic) & Professor(306) 966-4064dan.pennock@usask.ca

College/School:


Agriculture and Bioresources

Department:


Soil Science

Office Location:


Agriculture 2D30

Fax:


(306) 966-6881

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive; Climate change and water security; Land-water management and environmental change
Ingrid PickeringProfessor and Canada Research Chair in Molecular Environmental Science (306) 966-5706ingrid.pickering@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geological Sciences

Office Location:


Geology 330

Fax:


(306) 966-8593

Biography:


Globally recognized as an expert in environmental synchrotron science, Ingrid Pickering holds a Canada Research Chair in Molecular Environmental Science (Tier II). She is a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the U of S and works extensively with the Canadian Light Source, Canada’s national syncrotron research facility located at the U of S.

She has made numerous advances and breakthroughs in the use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy to understand how metals present in the environment react in the body and find strategies to reduce or eliminate their toxic effects. Her research has provided a foundation for explaining chemical behaviour in the environment and for developing possible remediation strategies, including phytoremediation, for contaminated sites and aquatic systems.
  • Part of an international collaboration conducting a clinical trial in Bangladesh, where nearly 100 million people have been poisoned by drinking well water contaminated with natural arsenic
  • 122 publications

Designations:


PhD, Imperial College London, 1990
BA, Cambridge University, 1986

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Executive Group
Sustainable development of natural resources

Areas of Interest:


Development of new synchrotron radiation techniques
Metals and metalloids transformation in the environment
Identification of toxicologically significant compounds in vivo
John PomeroyProfessor and Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change (306) 966-1426john.pomeroy@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geography and Planning

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 42

Fax:


(306) 966-1428

Biography:


John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change in the department of geography, is recognized as a world leader in snow and cold regions hydrology and hydrological modeling. His expertise has played a role in the establishment of six major Canadian hydrology research basins in different ecological regions.

As Director of the U of S Centre for Hydrology, he is involved in several projects at the national and international level and provides advice to governments on climate change issues. On a regional level, the focus of his research is on water problems of the Prairie provinces and the North, with emphasis on the impact of climate change on Western Canada's water resources.

Designations:


PhD, Agricultural Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 1988
BSc, Geography, University of Saskatchewan, 1983

Areas of Interest:


Hydrological processes and modelling in mountain, prairie and arctic environments
Climate change, hydrology and water resources
Snow chemistry and ecology
Droughts in the Canadian Prairies
Cold regions hydrometeorological modelling and surface-atmosphere feedbacks
Gordon PutzProfessor(306) 966-5368gordon.putz@usask.ca

College/School:


Engineering

Department:


Civil and Geological Engineering

Office Location:


Engineering 3B56

Fax:


(306) 966-5427

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Land-water management and environmental change
Maureen ReedProfessor(306) 966-5630maureen.reed@usask.ca

College/School:


School of Environment and Sustainability

Department:


N/A

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 328

Fax:


(306) 966-2298

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Socio-hydrology
Kevin ShookSGI Canada Research Fellow(306) 966-5514kevin.shook@usask.ca

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 11

Fax:


(306) 966-1428
Satya SinghResearch Scientist(306) 966-8592s.singh@usask.ca

College/School:


University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science

Department:


Department of Geological Sciences

Office Location:


Geology 336

Biography:


Singh’s research seeks to define biogeochemical processes that drive the cycling and fate of nutrients, metals, metalloids, and radionuclides within soils, sediments, and water affected by anthropogenic activities. He studies geo-chemical environments that develop as a result of both biotic and abiotic processes and strive to account for the physical complexity.  His current research work integrate laboratory and field scale experiments, computational modeling as well as application of modern state of art analytical equipment’s such as X- ray absorption spectroscopy, synchrotron X-ray microprobe, atomic absorption, ICP-MS, NMR, IC, and HPLC to study molecular scale geochemical processes.

Designations:


  • PhD, Environmental Technology, University of Gent, Belgium 1997
  • MSc, Soil Chemistry / Soil Physics, University of Gent, Belgium, 1993
  • MA, Economics, Kurukshetra University, India 1989
  • BSc,  Kurukshetra University, India 1983

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Sustainable Development of Natural Resources

Areas of Interest:


  • Development of remediation  / reclamation techniques: in situ immobilization of pollutants, development of permeable reactive barriers for contaminated mine surface water and groundwater 
  • Sustainable management of natural resources: mining solid wastes, mine water management, and geochemical modeling
  • Speciation of trace metals in water-soil-sediment-waste systems
  • Molecular scale geo-chemical processes during mineral water interactions
  • Nano-geoscience: application of synchrotron based analytical techniques 

 

Jafar SoltanAssociate Professor(306) 966-5449

College/School:


College of Engineering

Department:


Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Biography:


  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1998
  • M.Sc. (ENG), Shiraz University, 1992
  • B.Sc. (ENG), Abadan Institute of Technology (Currently: Petroleum University of Technology), 1988
  • Professional Engineer (APEGS, Saskatchewan

Keywords:

  • Emerging pollutants in water
  • ozone in water treatment
  • Catalytic ozonation in water treatment
  • advanced oxidation
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Environmental catalysis

Themes:

  • Water and wastewater treatment technologies
Garth van der KampResearch Scientist(306) 975-5721garth.vanderkamp@ec.gc.ca

Office Location:


NHRC 2381

Fax:


(306) 975-6414
Ken van ReesProfessor(306) 966-6853vanrees@sask.usask.ca

College/School:


Agriculture and Bioresources

Department:


Soil Science

Office Location:


Agriculture 5C26.1

Fax:


(306) 966-6881

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Land-water management and environmental change
Marley WaiserResearch Scientist(306) 975-5762marley.waiser@ec.gc.ca

Office Location:


NHRC 2280

Fax:


(306) 975-6414
Cherie WestbrookAssociate Professor(306) 966-1818cherie.westbrook@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Geography and Planning

Office Location:


Kirk Hall 114

Fax:


(306) 966-1428

Global Institute for Water Security Affiliation:


Land-water management and environmental change
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
Lee WilsonAssociate Professor(306) 966-2961lee.wilson@usask.ca

College/School:


Arts and Science

Department:


Chemistry

Office Location:


Thorvaldson 156

Fax:


(306) 966-4730

Biography:


Dr. Wilson was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and grew up in the small rural community of Lake Francis. He obtained a BSc from the University of Winnipeg in 1992, and graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998, becoming the first Métis student to earn such a degree. He has published many papers in highly respected peer reviewed journals, is a sought-after speaker at conferences, and has won many awards and honors including the Governor General's Gold Medal in Graduate Studies, the Graduate Thesis Award, Visiting Fellowship in a Canadian Government Laboratory Award, and the 2006 Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.

 

Recent Publications

R. Guo, L. D. Wilson*  “Invited Review - Cyclodextrin-Based Microcapsule Materials - Preparation and Physiochemical Properties”  Current Organic Chemistry  2012, in press.

R. Guo, L. D. Wilson*  “Synthetically Engineered Chitosan-Based Materials and their Sorption Properties with Methylene Blue in Aqueous Solution”  J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.08.010, in press.

L. D. Wilson*;  R. Guo  “Preparation and Sorption Studies of Polyester Copolymers Containing β-Cyclodextrin”  J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.07.092,  in press.

C. Xue; L. D. Wilson*  Macromolecular Sorbent Materials for Urea Capture  J. Appl. Polym. Sci.  2012, DOI: 10.1002/app.38247, pp. 1-9.

M. H. Mohamed; L. D. Wilson*  Review Article - Porous Copolymer Resins: Tuning Pore Structure and Surface Area with Non Reactive Porogens  Nanomaterials 2012, 2(2), 163-186; doi:10.3390/nano2020163

L. Poon, L. D. Wilson, J. V. Headley  Preparation and Sorption Properties of Tunable Polyester Copolymers Containing ß-Cyclodextrin  J. Appl. Polym. Sci.  2012, DOI: 10.1002/app.38103, pp. 1-10.

R. Guo; L. D. Wilson *   Preparation and Sorption Studies of Microsphere Copolymers Containing β -Cyclodextrin and Poly(acrylic acid), J. Appl. Polym. Sci.  2012, 125, 1841–1854.

M. H. Mohamed; L. D. Wilson*; D. Y. Pratt; R. Guo; C. Wu;  J. V. Headley  Evaluation of the Accessible Inclusion Sites in Copolymer Materials containing β-Cyclodextrin,  Carbohydrate Polymers  2012,  87, 1241-1248.

Designations:


  • PhD (University of Saskatchewan)
  • BSc (University of Winnipeg)

Areas of Interest:


  • Physical Chemistry
  • Water
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Hydration Phenomena
  • Macromolecules
  • Polymers
  • Biomaterials
  • Membranes
  • Porous Materials
  • Sorption Phenomena
  • Hydrophobic Effect
  • Carbohydrates
  • Self-Assembly
  • Colloids & Surfactants
  • Molecular Recognition
  • Materials & Environmental Science
  • Chemical Separations
Daqing YangResearch Scientist(306) 975-6483daqing.yang@ec.gc.ca

Department:


Environment Canada

Office Location:


11 Innovation Blvd.

Biography:


Daqing's research interests covers the broadly classified hydrologica processes in the cold regions. The key research expertise includes:

  1. precipitation measurement and data accuracy analysis;
  2. arctic large river hydrology and climate change; 
  3. snow cover and basin water balance; and 
  4. application and validation of remote sending products over the cold regions. 

Designations:


Education: 

  • PhD, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China
  • MEng, Hydrology/Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • BSc, Geography, Xinjiang University, Urumqi, China

Areas of Interest:


Global water resources and availability

Climate change

Extreme hydrologica events

Human impact on water systems

Arid and cold region hydrology

water