Emil Frind wins the 2014 Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Emil Frind. Distinguished Professor Emeritus Emil Frind, of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is awarded the 2014 Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award by the Grand River Conservation Authority. This honour is given to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to conservation and environmental work in the Grand River watershed.

Frind has many research interests include developing mathematical modelling methods for groundwater processes, as well as groundwater protection and contamination. He is currently involved in a variety of projects, such as looking at the sustainability of groundwater resources in the Waterloo Region.

Frind has had many projects with the Grand River Watershed. He developed a sustainable water strategy, which was published in the Summer 2014 Canadian Water Resources Journal. He also facilitated the cleaning of Clair Lake in Waterloo, and has helped protect Grand River Conservation Authority land from being developed.

Frind will be honoured at the 2014 GRCA Watershed Awards night on October 23.