February 1, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Steve Conrad

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday)

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall


 Steve’s bio:

Steve joins the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability from Simon Fraser University where he was the Associate Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre and chair of the REM Water Research group. His research interests focuses on the coupling of social and engineering sciences to inform decision making and policymaking within a water and energy management context. This incorporates the water-energy nexus, water and energy utility planning and operations, distributed water and energy systems, decision support for climate change adaptation, behavioural models of individual choices affecting water and energy use, and coupled socio-hydrological and system dynamic modelling.

Steve has worked for over 20 years with the municipal water and energy sector. He has consulted with numerous municipalities in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the American Water Works Association representing the BC Section. Steve also co-chairs the BC Water and Waste Association’s risk and resiliency committee is a member of BCWWA’s leadership council. Steve holds a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University, a MSc in Environmental Technology Management from Arizona State University, and a BSc in Psychology and BSc in Engineering from the University of Arizona.



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