Water Innovation Connect Series #1: Managing Urban Water Systems

Water is an integral part of our communities. It is important that urban planners have access to the right data and tools to make effective water management decisions. While municipalities are trying new management methods we need to improve our understanding of how water interacts in our urban environments, especially the impacts of management methods put in place. These learnings can be shared between municipalities to maximize impacts.

Presentations:

  • Tracy Lee and Guy Greenaway, Miistakis Institute for the Rockies, Supporting Municipalities in the Ecological Management of Water Systems Bio
  • Ed Cey, University of Calgary, Assessing Water Connectivity in Rural and Urban Watersheds for Improved Water Management Bio
  • Cory Albers, Source2Source, Saddleridge Stormwater Kidney™ Retrofit

Presenter Bios

Tracy Lee, Miistakis Institute for the Rockies, Supporting Municipalities in the Ecological Management of Water Systems

Tracy is a Senior Project Manager at the Miistakis Institute, a research institute affiliated with Mount Royal University, which brings people and ideas together to promote healthy communities and landscapes. Tracy acquired her MSc from the University of Calgary, Resources and the Environment Program. Tracy’s role at Miistakis includes project management, research design, spatial analysis, and implementation of solutions to improve our ability to co-exist with wildlife. Tracy has helped to establish and implement a number of citizen science programs in Alberta with communities, government and industrial partners including Call of the Wetland, Pronghorn Xing, Collision Count, GrizzTracker and Wild Watch.

Guy Greenaway, Miistakis Institute for the Rockies, Supporting Municipalities in the Ecological Management of Water Systems

Guy is a Senior Project Manager with the Miistakis Institute where he develops and manages projects related to landscape level ecosystem analysis and management, conservation policy, and sustainable land use planning. Guy’s areas of specialty include private land conservation, conservation planning, conservation communications, municipal conservation, conservation policy development, eco-fiscal analysis, and conservation tool development. Guy holds degrees in Environmental Design (Environmental Science) from the University of Calgary, and in English (Creative Writing) and Human Geography from the University of Alberta. Guy lives in Calgary with his wife and two daughters, who are the inspiration for his work.

Cory Albers, Source2Source, Saddleridge Stormwater Kidney™ Retrofit

Cory Albers is a Co-Owner of Source2Source Inc. and has a BSc in Civil Engineering and a MSc in Water Resources Engineering both from the University of Alberta.  He is currently working on a number of sustainable water resource management projects in Alberta based on the Stormwater Kidney™ technology which he co-invented with his business partner Bernie Amell.  Cory is passionate about developing and demonstrating stormwater management infrastructure systems that create true win-win scenarios where both private development firms and municipal approvals and operations staff can see enormous benefits for adopting new and more sustainable technologies.  Over the past two years, he has also developed business partnerships in Latin America and Asia where sustainable water treatment technologies are needed even more urgently than in Canada.

Edwin Cey, University of Calgary, Assessing Water Connectivity in Rural and Urban Watersheds for Improved Water Management

Dr. Edwin Cey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geoscience and Director of the Natural Sciences program at the University of Calgary.  Edwin has more than 25 years experience as a hydrologist in both academia and industry examining water quantity and quality issues across Canada.  As a groundwater specialist, his research focuses on understanding the hydrologic processes that control water and contaminant movement in the subsurface and their critical connections with surface water features.  In collaboration with a variety of municipal, industrial, and government partners, he and his students apply their expertise using field studies and numerical modeling to support sustainable management of our limited water resources. 

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Date & Time

Jun 24, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

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