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Staff of the Centre and their areas of expertise are:

Dr V.T.V. Nguyen, Director
Water resources engineering, modelling and simulation of hydrologic processes, climate change impacts on water resources, modelling of urban storm drainage and river basin systems, multi-purpose reservoir systems operation and management
(Brace Professor, Department of Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics)

Mrs. Wendy Ouellette, Administrative Coordinator

Dr Nathalie Tufenkji, Associate Director - McGill Campus
Transport and fate of microorganisms in subsurface environments, biofilm formation
(Assistant Professor and CRC Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering)

Dr Jan Adamowski, Associate Director - Macdonald Campus
Hydrology and water resources management
(Assistant Professor and Director of the Integrated Water Resources Management Program, Department of Bioresource Engineering

Dr Caroline Begg
Areas of expertise: causes of spatial variability of nutrients in fields, soil and nutrient management in agriculture production and ecological agriculture
Research interests: developing crop, soil and water management systems for low-input and/or ecological agriculture
(Department of Plant Science)

Dr Peter G. Brown
Ethics, governance and the environment
(Professor, Department of Geography)

Dr Martin Chénier
Bacterial ecology and metagenomics of agricultural ecosystems, antibiotic resistance in swine production, microbiological quality and safety of irrigation water
(Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Department of Animal Science)

Dr Vincent H. Chu
Fluid mechanics, hydraulics, modelling and measurement of turbulent flows
(Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics)

Dr Dominic Frigon
Environmental biotechnology, microbial community engineering, modelling of microbial populations present in wastewater treatment system
(Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics)

Dr Susan Gaskin
Hydraulics and fluid mechanics
(Brace Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics)

Dr Ronald Gehr
Water and wastewater treatment processes, aquatic chemistry, water and wastewater analysis
(Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics)

Dr Subhasis Ghoshal
Geoenvironmental engineering, remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, fate and transport of organic compounds in the subsurface
(Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics)

Dr. J. Liu

(Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics)

Dr Chandra A. Madramootoo
Irrigation and drainage, water quality
(Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Dr Jeffrey McKenzie
Areas of expertise: impact of climate change on hydrogeologic systems
Research interests: studying the impact of glacial recession on water resources in the tropics and modeling head transport and freezing in cold regions
(Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences)

Dr James A. Nicell
Development of enzymatic treatment processes for aqueous contaminants, measurement and assessment of the impacts of odorous emissions on communities, biodegradation and fate of xenobiotics in the environment
(James McGill Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics)

Dr Shiv O. Prasher
Soil and water quality management, bioremediation
(James McGill Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering)

Dr. Z. Qi

(Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering)

Dr A.P.S. Selvadurai
Applied mathematics, continuum mechanics, computational geomechanics, experimental mechanics
(James McGill Professor and William Scott Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics)

Dr Don Smith
Plant science
(New Sun Professor, Department of Plant Science)

Dr Joann K. Whalen
Soil ecology and nutrient management in agroecosystems
(Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences)

The above are all McGill staff members. There are also individuals outside the University, affiliated with the Centre, who bring additional expertise.