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ISSUES AND CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINING CLEAN AND HEALTHY WATER FOR COMMUNITIES

Seminar presented by Dr. Asit Mazumder, Water and Aquatic Sciences Research Program, University of Victoria, Canada.  Held on the Macdonald Campus, Centennial Building, Room 1-150,  October 15, 2013, 10:30 am to 11:30 am.   mazumderoct2013.pdf


 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS SOCIO-CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS IN CAMEROON

Seminar presented by Prof. Cornelius M. Lambi, Faculty of Social and Management Science, University of BUEA, Cameroon.  Held on the Macdonald Campus, Centennial Building, Room 1-150, October 2, 2013, 10:30 am to 11:30 pm.  lambi02oct2013.pdf


 

SURFACE REACTIONS AND MODIFICATION OF IRON AND IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

Seminar presented by Dr. Bruce Koel, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University.  Held on the McGill Downtown Campus, Macdonald Engineering Building, Room MD497, June 13, 2013, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.   koelseminar.pdf


 

NEVER FAR FROM WATER

Talk given by Dr. William Cosgrove, Senior Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.  Held at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University, Macdonald Stewart Faculty Lounge, Room MS2-022, March 11, 2013, from 10:00 to 13:00 hrs.  iwrmcosgrove.pdf


 

WHOLEWATER: DELIVERING WATER SERVICES FOR THE POOR

Seminar presented by Sarah Lee, MSc in IWRM (McGill University).  Held at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University, Raymond Building, Room R3-038, on Monday, February 25, 2013, from 09:15 to 11:15 hrs.  sarahlee25feb.pdf


 

FOLLOWING THE PATHS TRAVELLED BY HALOGENATED FLAME RETARDANTS

Seminar presented by Dr. Miriam Diamond, Departments of Earth Sciences and Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto.  Held at the McGill Downtown Campus, Macdonald Engineering Building, Room MD497, on Thursday, January 31st, 2013, from 13:00 to 14:00 hrs.  semdiamond.pdf


 

PROBABILISTIC ASSESSMENT OF REGIONAL CHANGES IN CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND EXTREMES

Workshop held at the McGill New Residence Hall, Montreal, 16-17 March 2011. Registration (free) is required before 9 March 2011. Further information including the program will be available shortly. Registration [.pdf] Workshop [.pdf]


FOOD SECURITY AND AID EFFECTIVENESS

Seminar presented by Dr. Nikita Eriksen-Hamel, Senior Agricultural Policy Advisor, CIDA. Held on the McGill Macdonald Campus, Raymond Building, Room R3-011, 24 February 2011, from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. Eriksen-Hamel Seminar [.pdf]


REMEDIATION OF OIL VIA POLYMERIC DISPERSANTS

Seminar presented by Dr. Sara Hashmi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Yale University. Held on Friday, January 21st, 2011, 11:30 to 12:30 hrs. Please see attached for more information and location. Seminar [.pdf]


RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN BITUMEN PRODUCTION FROM ATHABASCA OIL SANDS


 

Seminar by Prof. Jacob Masliyah, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 11:00 - 12:00 hrs. See attached for more information and location. Masliyah Seminar [.pdf]


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM BACTERIALNANOPARTICLE INTERACTIONS

Seminar presented by Prof. Pedro J. Alvarez, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University. Friday, September 24, 2010, 11:30 - 12:30 hrs. See attached for more information and location. Notice room change: ARTS building room W215 (west wing). Seminar [.pdf]


WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

9th Annual Symposium presented by the Brace Centre, 23 September 2010. See attached poster for names of speakers, time and location. Program [.pdf]


NUTRIENT REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATER IN A COLD CLIMATE - A FRESH PERSPECTIVE.

Seminar presented by Prof. Yves Comeau, Professor of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. January 29, 2010. Comeau Seminar [.pdf]


THE IJC - A CASE STUDY IN THE SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF BOUNDARY AND TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS.

Seminar presented by Dr. Murray Clamen, Canadian Section, International Joint Commission of Canada and the United States (IJC), McGill University, September 18, 2009. Seminar [.pdf]


BASIN MANAGEMENT IN QUÉBEC: WHAT ROLE FOR WATER LAW IN A VOLUNTARY APPROACH?

Seminar presented by Hugo Tremblay, UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee, Scotland, McGill University, May 20, 2009. Seminar [.pdf]


DEVELOPMENTS, DRINKING WATER AND DISSOLVED AIR FLOTATION

Seminar presented by Prof. James Edzwald, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts and Visiting Professor at Clarkson University, McGill University, January 09, 2009. Seminar [.pdf]


IRON NANOPARTICLES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION: FROM LAB TO FIELD

Seminar presented by Dr. Wei-Xian Zhang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University, McGill University, November 14, 2008. Seminar poster [.pdf]


Canadian Association on Water Quality 24th Eastern Canadian Symposium and 8th Annual Symposium of the Brace Centre

McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Conference themes include (i) the impact of climate change on water quality and water/wastewater industry adaptation; (ii) drinking water treatment; (iii) water quality; (iv) wastewater and stormwater treatment; and (v) social, economic and political issues related to water quality. The conference will include oral and poster presentations as well as awards for best student presentation, November 07, 2008. Program [.pdf]


ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ACROSS LANDSCAPES: THE MONTREAL REGION

Seminar presented by Dr. Elena Bennett, Natural Resource Sciences and McGill School of Environment, McGill University, October 09, 2008. Seminar [.pdf]


FATE OF HALOACETIC ACIDS IN WATER

Seminar presented by Dr. Lydia Lifongo, Department of Chemistry, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon. September 30, 2008. Seminar Dr. Lifongo. Seminar Dr. Lifongo [.pdf]


PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL FACTORS CONTROLLING NANOPARTICLE EXPOSURE, TRANSFORMATION AND REACTIVITY

Seminar presented by Dr. Mark R. Wiesner, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, March 17, 2008. Seminar poster [.pdf]


ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF SAND-LADEN DAIRY MANURE

Seminar presented by Dr. Stefan Grimberg, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, New York, March 07, 2008. Seminar poster [.pdf]


E. COLI 0157: ISSUES AND CONTROL

Seminar presented by Dr. Mansel Griffiths, Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, University of Guelph, February 15, 2008. Seminar presentation attached. 15Feb [.pdf]


PROSPECTS FOR MANAGED UNDERGROUND STORAGE SYSTEMS

Seminar presented by Dr. Edward J. Bouwer, John Hopkins University, October 05, 2007. Seminar presentation attached. Presentation [.pdf]


WATER, AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE - quantity of water available

Symposium presented by the Brace Centre, 24 May 2007. See attached poster for names of speakers, time and location. Poster Information [.pdf]


BIOFILMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Seminar by Dr. Bill Costerton, Director of the Center for Biofilms, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, April 2, 2007. Seminar [.pdf]


ADVANCING THE ART OF MICROBIAL RISK ASSESSMENT.

Seminar by Dr. Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University and Director of the Center for Water Studies, February 07, 2007. Seminar [.pdf]


 

 

RIGOROUS QUANTITATIVE DEMONSTRATION OF PATHOGEN REMOVAL BY DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES: A SERIES OF CASE STUDIES, November 17, 2006.

Seminar by Dr. Monica B. Emelko, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo.
Seminar [.pdf]


WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT - THE AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE, October 19, 2006.

Seminar by Professor John Pigram.
Seminar [.pdf]


THE ROLE OF MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY IN MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER RECLAMATION FOR SUSTAINABLE APPLICATION AND MAINTENANCE OF HIGH QUALITY WATERS IN AQUIFERS, October 20, 2006.

Seminar by Gideon Oron, J. Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Seminar [.pdf]


GROUNDWATER PROTECTION FROM VIRUS CONTAMINATION IN THE NETHERLANDS, JUNE 08, 2006.

Seminar by Jack F. Schijven, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands.
Seminar [.pdf]


INCREASED MARKET PARTICIPATION IN A RURAL WATER MARKET? - SOME AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCES, June 02, 2006.

Seminar by Henning Bjornlund, Centre for Regulation and Market Analysis, University of South Australia. Seminar [.pdf]


QUANTIFYING THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BACTERIA AND NATURAL ORGANIC MATTER, May 11, 2006.

Seminar by Terri A. Camesano, Department of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Seminar [.pdf]


NUTRIENT REMOVAL AND RECOVERY FROM WASTEWATER FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES, March 22, 2006.

Seminar by Venkatram Mahendraker, Senior Scientist, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada.
Seminar [.pdf]


FOULING AND CHEMICAL CLEANING OF NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANES: EFFECTS OF SOLUTION CHEMISTRY AND FOULANT INTERACTIONS, November 10, 2005.

Seminar by Prof. Qilin Li, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University.
Poster [.pdf]


WATER, AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE SYMPOSIUM, November 09, 2005.

Symposium presented by the Brace Centre to present research on climate and its effect on water for agriculture. How a changing climate might alter agriculture in Canada. See attached poster for names of guest speakers.
Poster [.pdf]; Program [.pdf]

The following Presentations were made at the above Symposium:

The Agricultural Sector and Adaptation to Climate Change [.pdf]
Christopher Bryant, HYMAP-GREGU, Laval University

Climate Change Scenarios for Agriculture [.pdf]
Sam Gameda, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Climate Change and Crop Productivity [.pdf]
Donald Smith, Plant Science Department, McGill University.


COSMIC RAYS AND GLOBAL CHANGE, November 04, 2005.

Seminar by Prof. Karl Turekian, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University.
Poster [.pdf]


Future Policy Framework for Himalayan Water Resources in South Asia: Vital Importance of the Dams vs Environmental Flows Debate, April 13, 2005.

Presentation by J. Bandyopadhyay, Centre for Development and Environment Policy, Indian Institute of Management, India.
Poster [.pdf]


Feeding the World or Damning the Dams: Hard Choices in Global Water Crises

Presentation by Dr. Aly Shady, CIDA, February 08, 2005. PPT1 [.pdf] PPT2 [.pdf] PPT3 [.pdf]


Restoring the Health of the Lake Champlain Basin 5th Annual Symposium, November 15, 2004. Program [.pdf]


 

Environmental Impact and Water Resources
Special Public Symposium, September 25, 2003
( Environmental Impact and Water Resources program [.pdf] )

The following Power Point Presentations were made at the above Symposium:

Environmental Monitoring of La Grande-2-A and La Grande-1 Projects [.pdf]
Danielle Messier, Hydro Québec

The New Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) [.pdf]
François Boulanger, CIDA

Ecosystem and Watershed Ecology of Drinking Water [.pdf]
Asit Mazumder, University of Victoria

Blue Green algae: an overview [.pdf]
Monique d'Amour, Health Canada

Mise en oeuvre de la gestion de l'eau par bassin versant au Québec dans le cadre de la nouvelle politique de l'eau [.pdf]
Pierre Auger, Environnement Québec


Managing the St. Lawrence River

Proceedings of a Special Public Symposium, September 16, 2002. Proceedings are available upon request.
(See Managing the St. Lawrence River cover [.pdf] )


Rethinking Irrigation in Light of Competing Pressures

Proceedings of a Special Public Symposium, September 10, 2001. Proceedings are available upon request.
(See Rethinking Irrigation cover [.pdf] )


Water: Gift, Commodity or International Weapon

Proceedings of a Special Public Symposium, September 06, 2000. Proceedings are available upon request.
(See Water cover [.pdf] )