William (Bill) K. Annable is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is affiliated with Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Association of Professional Geoscientist of Ontario, the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the International Association of Hydrogeologists.
He has been researching the hydraulic, sediment transport and morphological characteristics of rivers for over the past 18 years. In addition, he has been designing, monitoring and supervising the construction of natural channel restoration projects throughout North America - totalling over 2,500km of streams and rivers studied and over 180km of restored river channels.
Professor Annable’s recent research has focused on the sediment transport characteristics of urban river systems and how changes in hydrology affect habitat dynamics. He is specifically interested in river restoration, rehabilitation and aquatic habitat improvements. The study of basin scale isotope hydrology and sediment transport of non-point source contaminants, along with conducting numerical and field studies of groundwater surface water interaction and karst hydrology are other interests of his as well. Additionally, Professor Annable conducts field and numerical modelling studies on urban river mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology.
His current sources of research funding are from NSERC, CFI, EPA, Water Districts, Municipalities, and DFO.
- Environmental & Water Resources
- Sediment Transport
- Karst Hydrology
- Eco Hydraulics
- Numerical Modelling Of Groundwater Systems
- River Restoration
- Groundwater / Surface Water Interaction
- River Restoration And Rehabilitation
- Field And Numerical Modeling Studies
- Basin Scale Isotope Hydrology
- 2010, Doctorate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
- 2003, Doctorate, Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo
- 1995, Master's, School of Engineering, University of Guelph
- 1993, Master's, Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo
- 1990, Bachelor's, Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo
- 1987, Bachelor's, Physics, University of Waterloo
- ENVE 330 - Lab Analysis and Field Sampling Techniques
- GEOE 398 - Seminar
- ENVE 398 - Seminar
- CIVE 381 - Hydraulics
- CIVE 770 - Topics in Environmental Engineering
- Plumb,BD, WK Annable, PJ Thompson, MA Hassan, The impact of urbanization on temporal changes in sediment transport in a gravel-bed channel in Southern Ontario, Canada, Water Resources Research, Vol (53), pp 8443–8458.DOI: 10.1002/2016WR020288 Research (Accepted in 2017)
- Muirhead, JW and Annable, WK, Limitations in Extraction of Survey Data from Real-Time Kinematic GPS ADCP Systems, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 140(8), 2014
- Muirhead JW, WK Annable, Limitations in extraction of survey data from Real-Time-Kinematic GPS (RTK-GPS) ADCP systems ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, J. Hydr. Engrg, Accepted, 5p, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000893. (Accepted in 2014)
- Plumb, Ben and Franca, Mário and Juez, Carmelo and Schleiss, Anton and Annable, William, The impact of hydrograph variability and frequency on the morphodynamics of gravel-bed rivers, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, January 2016
- Annable WK, 2013, Removal of a low-head dam in a low gradient and estuarian environment, June 13, Ecole Polytechnique Federal du Lausanne. (Invited), Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Muirhead, JW and WK Annable, 2015, Hydraulic and Eco-Hydraulic Conditions of Critical Spawning habitats in the Upper Rainy River Under the 2000 Rule Curve, International Rainy Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum, March 11, 2015, International Falls, MN (Accepted in 2015)
- Annable, WK, Red Hill Creek – An urban stream rehabilitation project and the multiple 100+ year return frequency discharge experiments, Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference, July 21 – 23, 2015, Breckenridge, Colorado (Accepted in 2015)
- Thompson PJ, WK Annable, 2014, Characterizing change of high-frequency return periods in urbanizing southern Ontario watersheds, Canadian Water Resources Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, June 2-4, 2014. (Accepted in 2014)
- McCutcheon, CA and WK Annable, 2013, A high-resolution investigation of groundwater/surface water interaction and its correlation to salmonid redd site Selection, Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Theme 13, Sarnia, Ontario, January 3-5, 2013. (Accepted in 2013)
- Plumb B, WK Annable, 2013, Event-based morphodynamics of quasi-equilibrium urban gravel-bed channels, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Session IV – Hydraulics and waterways (River Restoration), Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19-23, 2013. (Accepted in 2013)
- McCutcheon, CA and WK Annable, 2013, A high-resolution investigation of groundwater/surface water interaction and its correlation to salmonid redd site selectionWorld Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Session IV – 11th Symposium on groundwater hydrology quality and management, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19-23, 2013. (Accepted in 2013)
- Muirhead JW, A Smith, WK Annable, M Power, K Smokorowski, 2013, Hydraulic implications of hydroelectric dam discharge practices on critical fish spawning habitat in the Rainy River, Ontario, Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Theme 12, Sarnia, Ontario, January 3-5, 2013. (Accepted in 2013)
- Annable WK, 2013, Quantifying bed material transport in rivers – what we may be missing in developing our riparian corridor management paradigms, 6th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research – Water & Environmental Dynamics, Koblenz, Germany, June 3-7, 2013. (Accepted in 2013)
- Annable WK, B Burrows, B Plumb, 2012, Red Hill Creek stream rehabilitation monitoring report for the reach between Bruce Trail foot bridge and downstream of CNR railway – Monitoring Report 2012, City of Hamilton, Ontario, 367 p.
- Annable, WK, Future directions of stream restoration and needs in the United States, Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference, July 21 – 23, 2015, Breckenridge, Colorado
- Annable, WK, Workshop 3: Urban Stream Rehabilitation – Challenges, Differences and Mistakes, Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference, July 21 – 23, 2015, Breckenridge Colorado