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Ryerson Urban Water

RUW Member

Faculty

Department

Expertise/Website

Keywords

Ahmed Shaker

FEAS

CIVIL ENG

Satellite sensor modeling, Geometric correction of HRSI, Image processing and data fusion, Remote Sensing applications in urban planning, Water resources managements, and monitoring, Image classification, Remote Sensing/GIS integrations, LiDAR data processing and information extraction http://www.ryerson.ca/~ashaker/

Municipal Systems, GIS, Remote Sensing

Alex  Wellington

Arts

PHILOSOPHY

Human rights, Global justice, Innovation Policy and Intellectual Property Law, Public Policy debates relating to bulk water removal, ethics in water http://www.cbern.ca/cms/One.aspx?objectId=7155828&CrmObjectId=8680209

Water Ethics

Andrew Laursen

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Ecosystem biology, Aquatic systems, Nutrient Export and eutrophication, Greenhouse gases, remediated wetlands, metals in wastewater http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/facultyandstaff/andrew-laursen.html

Wetlands, Wastewater, Aquatic Systems

Andrew Millward

Arts

GEOGRAPHY

Urban forest, Disturbance ecology, Environmental applications of remote sensing and GIS http://www.geography.ryerson.ca/millward/

GIS, Remote Sensing, Urban Trees

Carolyn Johns

Arts

POLITICS

Water policy, Policy implementation networks, and capacity issues, Public sector reform, Comparative environmental policy, Intergovernmental administrative relations http://www.ryerson.ca/politics/about-us/personnel/faculty/johns-carolyn.html

Water Policy

Christopher Gore

Arts

POLITICS

Comparative urban and environmental politics, Global environmental governance (great lakes), Urban and environmental policymaking and administration, The politics of infrastructure, Agriculture and natural resources, and Internet governance http://www.ryerson.ca/politics/about-us/personnel/faculty/gore-christopher.html

Great Lakes Policy, Natural Resources

Claire Oswald

Arts

GEOGRAPHY

Watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry, Hydrological controls on mercury and methylmercury, Dissolved organic matter (DOM), Constructed wetlands, Urban hydrology, water quality and land use, data analytics and models http://www.ryerson.ca/geography/profile/oswald_claire/

Water Quality, Watersheds, Wetlands, Data Analysis

Corinne Ong

FCS

SOPHE

Detection of parasitic pathogens (protozoans and helminths), Irrigation water quality in agricultural watersheds, Recreational water quality, biofilms in municipal infrastructure, Cryptosporium, pathogens in water, public health http://www.ryerson.ca/sophe/facultystaff/Corinne_Ong/

Water Quality, Watersheds, Parasites, Biofilms, Public Health

Darko Joksimovic

FEAS

CIVIL ENG

Water reuse systems, Water distribution systems, Decision support systems, Urban drainage systems, water and energy optimization http://www.ryerson.ca/civil/FacStaff/Faculty/darkoj2/

Municipal Water Infrastructure, Drainage, Optimization

Darrick Heyd

FOS

CHEM& BIOLOGY

Surface photochemistry, Light-induced chemical transformations on surfaces and at interfaces; Reaction monitoring http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/facultyandstaff/darrick-heyd.html

Photochemistry, Chemical Transformations

David Atkinson

Arts

GEOGRAPHY

GIS, remote sensing, modeling, analytics, measurements of environmental variables, vegetation cover, water, snowmelt, climate change, Arctic ecosystems, CO2 exchange, Arctic biophysical systems, Spatial analysis of environmental variables, Canada's Northern Regions http://www.geography.ryerson.ca/polarseal/

GIS, Climate Change, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, Northern Communities

Elsayed Elbeshbisy

FEAS

CIVIL ENG

Anaerobic digestion, pretreatment of municipal solid wastes, co-digestion, biohydrogen and biomethane production, nutrient recovery from waste and wastewater, microbial electrolysis cell and microbial fuel cell and anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) http://www.ryerson.ca/civil/FacStaff/Faculty/elbeshbishy2.html

Wastewater treatment, nutrient recovery, AnMBR

Eric Liberda

FCS

SOPHE

Risk assessment, Persistent organic pollutants, Metals, public health and water in northern communities
http://www.ryerson.ca/sophe/facultystaff/eric_liberda.html

Public Health, Northern Communities

Gideon  Wolfaardt

FOS

CHEM& BIOLOGY

Microbial communities in different aquatic habitats (including waste streams), metabolism under different toxins/conditions, community structure under diff stresses, morphology within a biofilm, breakdown of compounds in effluent, recalcitrants, personal care products, zinc oxides, titanium oxides, nanoparticles, treatment of waste streams such as algal systems for value-added products, harvesting for lipid production (biodiesel), track and removal of heavy metals http://www.ryerson.ca/biofilmecology/

Biofilms, Microbial communities, Degradation of waste streams, Value-added products

Grace Luk

FEAS

CIVIL ENG

Wastewater treatment: combined coagulation and chemical reduction of TOC, nutrients, BOD/COD and particulate pollutants. Magnetically-induced coagulation for the pre-treatment of oil and COD from industrial waste.
Anaerobic decomposition of source-separated organics (SSO) for fuel production.
Water quality mixing and transport models; modeling of bioaccumulation of pollutant in aquatic species.
Engineering infrastructures and facilities, such as green roofs, dual-purpose storm water detention ponds and fiber-reinforced water main linings http://www.ryerson.ca/civil/FacStaff/Faculty/luk2/

Wastewater, Stormwater, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Engineering Infrastructure

Greg Oulahen

Arts

GEOGRAPHY

Factors that interact to produce unequal vulnerability to hazards and how these factors can be addressed to reduce risk and adapt to climate change impacts. Informed by the hazards, political ecology, and global environment change literatures. Use of multiple/mixed methods to investigate across scales and across actors, primarily in urban, developed country contexts http://www.ryerson.ca/geography/profile/oulahen_greg/

Human-Environment Interaction, Hazards, Risks, Vulnerability, Climate Change Adaption

Hitesh Doshi

FEAS

ARCHITECTURE

Climate change impacts, Visualization and design, Value engineering and decision support systems, Policy making research, Technology in architectural education, green roofs, sustainable builds and urban planning http://www.arch.ryerson.ca/people/full-time-faculty/hitesh-doshi/

Climate Change, Urban Planning

Imogen Coe

FOS

DEAN FOS

Structure, Function, Regulation of transporters, Membrane proteins http://www.ryerson.ca/science/about/deansoffice/research.html

 

Ingrid Hehmeyer

Arts

History

History of Science and Technology specifically water technology in medieval Yemen –technical innovations in hydraulic engineering and water management strategies for harsh environmental conditions; Medicinal substances and their manufacture http://www.ryerson.ca/history/about-us/faculty-and-staff/faculty/hehmeyer-ingrid.html

History, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Management

James Li

FEAS

CIVIL ENG

Eco-hydrology and hydraulics, Urban drainage modeling, Environmental benefits of greenroofs, Industrial spill management, Water quality modeling, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay techniques, stormwater management, municipal best practices, LID technologies http://www.ryerson.ca/civil/FacStaff/Faculty/jyli2/

Drainage, Stormwater, Water Quality Modeling

Janet Koprivnikar

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, Animal parasites, Aquatic ecosystems, Host-parasite dynamics and interactions, Parasites in natural communities, Mechanisms of parasite effects http://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=gRBC8wQAAAAJ

Aquatic Systems, Contaminants, Parasites

John Shiga

FCAD

School of Professional Communication

Communication and media in intercultural, Political and scientific contexts http://procom.ryerson.ca/people/john-shiga

Science Communications

Julia Lu

FOS

CHEM& BIOLOGY

Analytical chemistry, and Biogeochemistry of toxic substances in the natural environment http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/facultyandstaff/julia-lu.html

Biogeochemistry, Toxicology

Kernaghan Webb

TRSM

Business Management

Law, Regulation, Compliance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Standards, Industry Environmental Impacts, Ethics in Water http://www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/bm/programs/law-business/kernaghan-webb.html

Sustainability, Water Ethics

Kimberley Gilbride

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Microbial populations, Pulp mill, Municipal wastewater biotreatment systems, contaminants, cumulative pharmaceutical impacts http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/facultyandstaff/kim-gilbride.html

Wastewater, Microbiology, Contaminants

Lesley Campbell

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Evolutionary Process and properties, Plant populations, Genetic diversity, Phenotypic evolution, Invasive plants http://www.ryerson.ca/plantevolecollab/LesleyCampbell.html

Evolution, Invasive Plants

Liping Fang

FEAS

ASSOCIATE DEAN

Risk and Decision Analysis, Decision Support systems, Industrial and System Engineering, Reliability Engineering, MPM Objective Decision Making, Engineering Assessment http://www.ryerson.ca/feas/about/fromthedean/adeanugrad/

Master Municipal Systems

Lynda McCarthy

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Aquatic ecotoxicologist; Great Lakes pollution and remediation, Pulp mill and municipal sewage biosolids on simple organisms http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/facultyandstaff/lynda-mccarthy.html

Toxicology, Sewage, Great Lakes Pollution, Remediation

Martina Hausner

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Environmental microbiology; structure and function of mixed microbial communities; structure and function of biofilms (biofilms in municipal water treatment, transfer of genetic information in biofilms), microbial fuel cells, plant biomass to organic fuels http://hausnerlab.weebly.com/

Environmental Microbiology, Biofilms, Water Treatment

Mehrab Mehrvar

FEAS

CHEMICAL ENG

Advanced oxidation technologies in water/wastewater treatment, Photochemical reaction engineering, Water and wastewater, Fed-batch fermentation http://chemeng.ryerson.ca/index.php/component/contact/contact/7-dr-mehrab-mehrvar

Wastewater, Photochemistry, Engineering

Michael T. Arts

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Fatty Acids, Climate Change, Invasive Species, Food Webs, plants, aquatic organisms, aquatic environments http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/tracers/

Climate Change, Aquatic Systems

Michal Bardecki

Arts

GEOGRAPHY

Media and Environment, Wetlands environments, Nepal, Environmental interpretation and assessment http://www.geography.ryerson.ca/bardecki/WEBpage.htm

Wetlands, Data Analysis

Mohammad Manshouri

FCE

Chang School

Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Water Quality Management, Wastewater Reuse and Remediation, Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes, Natural Wastewater Treatment using Constructed Wetlands http://www.ryerson.ca/water/about/researchers/biographies/biography/Manshouri/

Water Quality, Wastewater, Wetlands, Remediation

Nina-Marie Lister

FCS

URBAN PLANNING

Landscape ecology, ecological design, landscape infrastructure, planning & design for urban resilience, urban waterfronts, parks & natural heritage planning, biodiversity conservation, sustainable urban planning, green and blue design http://ryerson.ca/surp/current/graduate

Urban Environmental Planning

Otini Kroukamp

FOS

CHEM &

BIOLOGY

Microbial communities in different aquatic habitats (including waste streams), metabolism under different toxins/conditions, community structure under diff stresses, morphology within a biofilm, breakdown of compounds in effluent, recalcitrants, personal care products, zinc oxides, titanium oxides, nanoparticles, treatment of waste streams such as algal systems for value-added products, harvesting for lipid production (biodiesel), track and removal of heavy metals http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/FacultyStaff/otini-kroukamp/

Biofilms, Microbiol communities, Degradation of waste streams, Value-added products

Pamela Robinson

FCS

URBAN PLANNING

Urban sustainability and governance, Environmental design and planning, Public engagement and progressive pedagogy http://www.ryerson.ca/surp/faculty_staff/bios/robinson.html

Urban Environmental Planning

Ronald  Pushchak

FCS

SOPHE

Environmental planning, assessment, and management, Hazardous facility testing, public health http://www.ryerson.ca/sophe/facultystaff/Ron_Pushchak.html

Environmental Planning

Sara Edge

Arts

GEOGRAPHY

Environmental health, justice and inequalities, policy transformation, socio-ecological systems, sustainable and equitable communities, Health & resiliency of populations http://www.ryerson.ca/geography/profile/edge_sara/

Sustainability, Public Health

Stephanie Melles

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Community ecology, spatial ecology, data analytics, Ecosystem diversity, Cross-scale pattern analysis, pollution in water, land use and catchment impacts, watershed analyses http://www.spatialeco.com/about/

Watershed, Data Analysis, Water Pollution

Thomas Tenkate

FCS

SOPHE

Environmental and occupational health and hygiene, Health risks of climate change, Food safety, Health risk assessment, Communicable diseases, Environmental epidemiology, Disaster management, Human exposure and health risks from UV radiation, water and northern communities, public health http://www.ryerson.ca/sophe/facultystaff/thomas_tenkate.html

Public Health, Climate Change, Northern Communities

Vadim Bostan

FOS

CHEM & BIOLOGY

Environmental Biology, Aquatic toxicology, Aquatic food webs, Water/Sediment interactions, phosphorus, organic contaminants, wetlands, stormwater ponds http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/facultyandstaff/vadim-bostan.html

Toxicology, Wetlands, Stormwater, Aquatic Systems