Associate Members

GIWS Associate Members are individuals who are making a significant contribution to water research and are providing support for water research activities in areas relevant to our institute. This includes Research Associates, Postdoctoral Fellows and Professional Affiliates, as well as Faculty Members working at other universities who maintain a collaborative research relationship with GIWS.

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Dr. Melkamu Ali Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


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Dr. Hubert Tote Alimezelli Postdoctoral Fellow

Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy


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Dr. Ali Ameli Post-doctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security, School of Environment and Sustainability


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Dr. Muhammad Rehan Anis Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


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Dr. Willemijn Appels Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science

Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences, Lethbridge College


Lori Bradford Research Associate

School of Public Health


Liang Chen Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Insitute for Water Security


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Dr. Thuan Chu Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


Dr. Yin Chu Visiting Scholar

College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Geological Engineering


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Dr. Kwok P. (Sun) Chun Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University


Diogo Andre Pinho da Costa Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Geography and Planning


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Dr. Mohamed Elshamy Research Associate

Global Institute for Water Security


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Dr. Reza Ghanbarpour Research Fellow

Alberta Environment


Shervan Gharari Assistant Professor

School of Environment and Sustainability


Raea Gooding Assistant Professor

Agriculture and Resources


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Dr. Amin Haghnegahdar Modelling Program Manager

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


Elmira Hassanzadeh Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Nasim Hosseini Research Associate

Global Institute for Water Security


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Kim Janzen Research Associate

Global Institute for Water Security


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Dr. Michael Kehoe Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


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Dr. Dawn Keim Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


Dr. Nicholas Kinar Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Hydrology


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Dr. Zhi Li Professor

Northwest A&F University, College of Natural Resources and Environment


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Dr. Taufique Mahmood Assistant Professor

University of North Dakota


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Dr. Steven Mamet Postdoctoral Fellow

College of Arts and Science, Department of Biology


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Dr. Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


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Dr. Luis Alejandro Morales Marin MSc, PhD, C Eng Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Water Security


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Dr. Mohamed H. Mohamed Research Associate

College of Arts and Science, Department of Chemistry


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Dr. Keith Musselman Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Hydrology, Department of Geography and Planning


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Dr. Uri Nachshon Postdoctoral Fellow

The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Isreal


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Dr. Ali Nazemi Assistant Professor

Concordia University, Montreal


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Dr. Rebecca North Assistant Professor

University of Missouri


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Dr. Xicai Pan Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and College of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


Vanessa Pedinotti Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Dr. Patricia Pernica Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


Bharath Raja Postdoctoral Fellow

College of Engineering


Dr. Christopher Ryan Visiting Scientist; Director, Operations

Environment Canada and Tundra Energy Marketing Limited


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Dr. Jay Sagin Assistant Professor

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan


Nicholas Wayand Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Hydrology, Department of Geography and Planning


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Dr. Jeff Wong Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


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Li Xu Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Dr. Omer Yeteman Lecturer, Environmental Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Australia