I am an associate research professor (adjunct) in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia focusing on the coupling of social and engineering sciences to inform the quantification and modelling of system function, and decision making/policies as applied to water-energy system management, agriculture, and climate change adaptation.
Previously I was the Associate Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre at Simon Fraser University where I still teach Systems Thinking and Environmental Modelling and chair the REM Water Research Group. I am active in the water industry and I serve on the board of BC Water and Waste Association as a director for the American Water Works Association. I co-chair BCWWA’s risk and resiliency (f.n.a. climate change) committee and am a member of BCWWA’s leadership council. I volunteer on project advisory committees for the Water Research Foundation and I routinely present on energy water quality management, energy and water efficiency, agricultural system sustainability, decision-making, and utility operations at various conferences throughout the year.
I received a B.Sc in Engineering and a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Arizona, a M.Sc. in Environmental Technology Management from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University.