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Water Week Keynote
Dr. Monica Emelko

OctoberOct 29 2019 06:30pm - 08:30pm


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Water Week 2019

“More Important than Ever: Drinking Water Treatability and Resilience Assessment for Climate Change Adaptation.”

Keynote: Monica Emelko

Time – reception at 6:30pm

Lecture 7:00pm

Busses leaving McMaster at 6:30pm (between parking lots B & C)

 

The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre
555 Bay Street North
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H1

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Busses leaving McMaster at 6:30pm (between parking lots B & C)

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Oct 29 06:30pm
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Oct 29 07:00pm
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Dr. Monica B. Emelko PhD

Dr. Monica B. Emelko PhD

Monica B. Emelko is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Water Science, Technology & Policy Group. She is also cross-appointed in Biology, Geography & Environmental Management, Systems Design Engineering, and the School of Planning. Professor Emelko's research interests focus on drinking water supply and treatment, source water protection, microbial risk assessment, and stormwater and advanced wastewater treatment. She focuses on sustainable technology development and deployment, integrated resource management, climate change adaptation, and the protection of public health. Professor Emelko’s research is currently funded by many organizations including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Alberta Innovates. She co-leads the Southern Rockies Watershed Project team, which evaluates the initial effects of natural disturbance by wildfire on hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecology; and monitors the recovery of these values in front range headwater streams of the high water yielding eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Professor Emelko's team was among the first cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for identifying climate change-associated threats from wildfire to drinking water security through water quality and treatability. Her ongoing work involves active participation from over 3 dozen utilities and conservation authorities across Canada and the United States. Professor Emelko has served as a technical advisor to the U.S. National Academies of Engineering, Science, and Medicine as well as several federal and provincial/state agencies in Canada, the United States, and Australia regarding regulatory development related to drinking water treatment, source water protection, and integrated resource management.

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