Experts Available: World Water Day

As Wednesday, March 22 is World Water Day, Carleton experts are available to comment on related topics.

Natalie Linklater
Contract Instructor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 7470

Linklater has conducted research into the use of UV irradiation and alternative chemical disinfectants for water disinfection. Her cross-disciplinary research aims to give wastewater treatment plants an improved understanding of disinfection alternatives to better protect public health while maintaining safe waterways for future generations.

Banu Örmeci

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jarislowsky Chair in Water, Global Health and Canada Research Chair in Wastewater and Public Health Engineering

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 4144

Örmeci develops new technologies to clear pathogens and contaminants from wastewater so they do not pose a threat to public health and the environment. Working with industrial partners and wastewater treatment plants, she helps to improve processes and reduce operational costs. She also partners with industry to help advance new products and explore new applications in Canada and abroad.

Jesse Vermaire
Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Science and Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 3898

Vermaire’s research interests include how environmental changes, particularly land use and climate change, are impacting freshwater ecosystems. His research focuses on three broad areas: impacts of climate warming and nutrient enrichment on lakes and streams; ecosystem resilience, regime shifts, and recovery in freshwater systems; and the importance of extreme events (e.g. droughts, storm surges, permafrost slumps) in altering aquatic ecosystems.

Inger Weibust

Assistant Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

613-520-2600, ext. 6669

Weibust is an expert in the role that provincial governments play in environmental policy and regulation, corporate social responsibility and water and wastewater policy. Her focus is on water quality regulation, pollution control, water exports and international co-operation on water.

Steven Cooke
Professor, Department of Biology, and Canada Research Chair in Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2143

Cooke is the principal investigator of the Carleton University Cooke Lab. Research projects of the lab include an assessment of the compatibility of catch and release angling with marine protected areas, the evaluation of the physiological correlates of reproduction and fitness, and understanding the factors influencing the spatial ecology of fish.

Cooke is available to discuss water issues related to to freshwater fish.


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