Canada's forests vital to our national drinking water security

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Water Institute member explains how and why during 40th annual Forest Industry  Lecture

Monica EmelkoOn November 2, 2017, Waterloo Engineering professor and Water Institute member, Monica Emelko, delivered the 40th annual Forest Industry Lecture at the University of Alberta, "Strategic Importance of Canada’s Forests in National Drinking Water Security." The lecture is now available online (see below).

Emelko is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the University of Waterloo's Water Science, Technology and Policy research group. Her research focuses on drinking water supply and treatment. She co-leads a team that was among the first cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for identifying quality-associated threats from climate change to water security. Emelko now co-leads "forWater," a Canada-wide and internationally-partnered strategic research network focused on forest management-based approaches for drinking water source protection. 

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