The Water Finance Research Foundation
Gregory Baird is President of The Water Finance Research Foundation and a financial management and infrastructure asset management specialist for municipalities and water and sewer districts. He is focused on helping governments and utilities improve the cost effectiveness of their operations and the affordability of water services through the use of technology and asset management practices. Greg is influencing the industry to require infrastructure asset management plans as a prerequisite to local, state and federal funding, as well as an analysis component for credit risk and public/private partnership evaluations.
Greg actively serves as Chair of the sustainable infrastructure committee with the American Water Works Association and is a member of the rates and charges and asset management committees. He is appointed to the American Public Works Association’s engineering & technology committee and is Chair of the underground infrastructure technology subcommittee. Greg participates as a member of the ISO 251 technical committee working on the integration of finance and infrastructure asset management. Greg is also Virginia Tech’s Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management education chair for their new online water asset management certificate training series and is also supporting the development of a U.S. GIS database of pipe inventory data, called PipeID. He is promoting the 2018 release of Utah State University’s “Water Main Break Rates In the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study” to increase awareness of the aging water infrastructure crisis and the need for lifecycle cost analysis and a national pipe inventory database.
Greg has served as a municipal finance officer in California and as the CFO of Colorado’s third largest municipal utility. He has worked for some top water engineering firms, including MWH (now Stantec) and GHD, in financial, asset management and affordability engagements. Greg is widely published on municipal utility infrastructure asset management and integrated finance issues for the U.S. and Canadian water and wastewater industry.
Director, Institute of Public Utilities
Michigan State University
Janice Beecher was appointed Director of Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Utilities in 2002, bringing more than 30 years of applied research experience to the position. Her areas of interest include regulatory principles, institutions, and governance and pricing, specializing in the water sector. Janice is a frequent author, lecturer and participant in professional forums and Editor of the journal Utilities Policy (Elsevier). She also co-authored the book, Risk Principles for Public Utility Regulators.
Janice is serving on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board and previously served on the state of Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission. She has also advised the state and cities on water policy, pricing and affordability. She previously held positions at Ohio State and Indiana Universities and the Illinois Commerce Commission. Janice is a faculty member in Michigan State University’s department of Political Science and holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University.
Union Water Supply System
Rodney is currently the General Manager of Union Water Supply System (UWSS), which is a municipal water utility in southwestern Ontario that is jointly owned by the four municipalities of Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore and Leamington. In this role, Rodney is responsible for directing UWSS’ day-to-day operations to ensure customers are provided with a safe and reliable drinking water supply. He is also responsible for developing UWSS’ annual and long-term operations and capital budgets and managing UWSS expenditures.
Rodney is an accomplished senior manager and professional geoscientist with over 25 years of public and private sector experience in the water supply, water resources and environmental fields. His experience has been garnered through public and private sector employment in both the U.S. and Canada.
Outside of work, Rodney enjoys movies, travelling and spending time with nature, especially in the great outdoors of his homeland in northern Ontario. Rodney currently resides in the Riverside area of Windsor, Ontario with his wife Kim and their children.
Vice President and Global Practice Leader of Financial Services
Andrew Burnham is the Vice President and Global Practice Leader of Financial Services at Stantec. He has more than 18 years of experience in conducting and overseeing cost of service allocations, long-term financial planning analyses, affordability studies and the development of alternative rate structures for a variety of utility systems, including water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater. Andy is recognized as an industry expert, and has provided testimony in utility rate-related regulatory proceedings in multiple states and territories. He has personally conducted and/or managed over 600 water resources utility rate and financial planning studies, and has supported utilities in the issuance of over $1 billion of financing for capital improvement funding in the past 5 years.
Andy currently serves on several industry committees, including the management committee of the Water Environment Federation, the utility resource management committee of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and the rates and charges as well as the finance, accounting and management controls committees of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He was actively involved in the recent update AWWA’s Manual M1 – Principles of Water Rates, Fees and Charges (including key contributions to a new chapter on reuse rates, as well as updates to outside city rate setting) and also led the development of the new committee report on cash reserve policies.
Head of Asset Management Canada
Vanessa Chau is currently the head of Asset Management Canada for AMCL Ltd. She is responsible for business and client development, and program management project delivery for AMCL’s Canadian clients, as well as providing asset management expertise for various AMCL programs and projects worldwide.
Prior to joining AMCL, Vanessa was the Manager of Corporate Asset Management at the City of Brampton, the ninth largest city in Canada, with an infrastructure valuation of over $6 billion. Vanessa has a wealth of experience in supporting all facets of municipal asset management programs across Canada, as she previously worked at CH2M as an asset management specialist within the global asset management practice, and as the regional business development manager for strategic consulting.
Vanessa is the founder of Asset Management Ontario, a multi-disciplinary community of practice for public infrastructure which supported the development of the first Asset Management Planning Regulation for Ontario (O.Reg 588/17) as recognized by all levels of government in Canada. She is also the current Institute of Asset Management sole global international Professional Chartered Asset Management Professional lead.
Vice President and General Manager
Advanced Infrastructure Analytics, Xylem
Albert Cho is Vice President and General Manager for Advanced Infrastructure Analytics at Xylem, a global water technology company with $4.7B in annual revenue. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s newest business, which focuses on intelligent infrastructure diagnostics and decision support services across water, wastewater and energy infrastructure. Previously, Albert led Xylem’s corporate and business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, market intelligence, and business development activities.
Before joining Xylem, Cho worked as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the State Department, where he was a White House Fellow and served on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. He has also been an executive at Cisco Systems, worked at McKinsey & Company, and served at the United Nations on a global plan for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Albert serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Water Alliance, the editorial advisory board of World Water, and on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Environment Technologies Trade Advisory Committee. He is also an Honorary Research Associate of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Water Network
Bernadette is the Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Water Network and is a trusted broker of water knowledge. Together with her team, she works to improve the application of water research to decisions for water management. In 2009, she founded the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium, whose members collaborate on critical drinking water, wastewater and stormwater challenges. The Consortium includes leaders from progressive municipalities, as well as industry and academic partners.
Bernadette is Vice-Chair of the board of directors for the Global Water Research Coalition. She also serves on the boards of Hydrogeologists without Borders and the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network. Bernadette holds an MSc in hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo.
Chief Engineer and Executive Director
Engineering and Construction Services, City of Toronto
Michael D’Andrea is Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services for the City of Toronto, where he leads almost 600 professional and technical staff and is responsible for the design and construction of the City of Toronto’s municipal infrastructure, which is valued at almost $600 million annually.
Previously, Michael was Director of Water Infrastructure Management for Toronto Water, where he was responsible for infrastructure planning, capital programs, asset management and policy development in support of the City of Toronto’s water, wastewater and stormwater management infrastructure. In this role, he led several environmental stewardship initiatives, including the City’s climate change adaptation strategy to reduce the risk of flooding from extreme storms, and the development and implementation of Toronto’s Wet Weather Flow Master Plan and guidelines, which promote green infrastructure approaches and low impact development in support of Toronto’s Green Standard.
Michael D’Andrea, MESc, P.Eng, has more than 30 years of experience in the municipal engineering, water, wastewater and construction services industry, and has worked in engineering consulting, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and the City of Toronto.
Lou Di Gironimo
Lou Di Gironimo is General Manager of Toronto Water, a division of the City of Toronto. Under his leadership, the 1,700 staff in Toronto Water focus on providing quality water services – supplying drinking water, treating wastewater and managing stormwater – essential for protecting public health, property and the environment.
The division serves 3.6 million residents and businesses in Toronto and portions of York and Peel, and has more than $28.2 billion in infrastructure.
Lou has a diverse background in both the private and public sectors at the municipal and provincial levels of government. Some of the organizations he has been associated with include the City of Hamilton, the Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Ontario Development Corporation. He has also worked for private engineering and land development companies. During his career, Lou has had extensive experience managing municipal infrastructure and urban development issues.
Manager of Corporate Asset and Project Management
City of Guelph
Daryush Esmaili leads organization-wide asset management implementations to enable the best possible decisions which balance lifecycle costs, levels of service and risk management. His expertise includes maximizing value in utilities, transportation, facilities, parks and fleet services. Daryush holds a master’s degree, specializing in asset management, and actively contributes to the industry through the ISO Technical Committee 251 for Asset Management and AM Ontario.
Executive Director, Global Institute for Water Security
University of Saskatchewan
Jay Famiglietti is a professor of hydrology and the Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Before moving to USask, Famiglietti served as the Senior Water Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research group uses satellites and develops advanced computer models to track how freshwater availability is changing around the globe. A fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, Famiglietti is a regular advisor to state, provincial and federal government officials on water security issues.
UK Water Industry Research
Steve Kaye is the CEO of UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR), an organization that delivers research to meet the short-, medium- and long-term challenges of the UK water industry. He is a chartered mechanical engineer and has worked in the water industry for over twenty-eight years. Steve also holds an MBA from City University and is a visiting professor at Imperial College in London (UK).
Steve’s career in water started in the manufacturing industry, where he was responsible for the development and design of water-related products. He is a creative individual who is passionate about making a better world through research and innovation, and has always been actively involved in fostering collaborations between different organizations and industrial sectors.
Previously, Steve held key roles in engineering, operations and innovation at Anglian Water. He helped develop Anglian Water’s Open Innovation Strategy, including successful initiatives like the Water Innovation Network (WIN) and the Innovation Shop Window.
Water Services Association of Australia
Adam Lovell is the Executive Director at the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA). WSAA is the peak body for the urban water industry and its members provide urban water services to over 90% of Australia and New Zealand’s population. Adam provides national leadership in policy positions for the Australian urban water sector and facilitates collaboration within the water utility sector.
Previous to joining WSAA in 2008, Adam was at Sydney Water for 11 years in leadership roles in the Science, Technology and Research area. Adam currently holds a number of non-executive Board member roles including: the Australian WaterSecure Innovation, the Global Water Research Coalition and the Water Environment and Research Foundation (USA).
Adam holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and a Masters of Environmental Engineering Science from the University of Sydney.
Program Manager, Energy Conservation, Resource Recovery and Climate Change
Ontario Clean Water Agency
Indra Maharjan, P.Eng, CEM, CMVP, is a senior engineer with an extensive history in energy conservation, energy, and greenhouse gas efficiency projects. He currently leads Ontario Clean Water Agency’s energy conservation, climate change and resource recovery program. Indra has extensive knowledge of the electricity and gas market, as well as water and wastewater sectors, and is working with more than 220 municipalities across the province.
OCWA adopts and fosters innovation within this sector as a key driver for energy and greenhouse gas reduction and has a mission to transform wastewater treatment plants to resource recovery facilities. OCWA has been proactively pursing energy efficiency and resource recovery projects across the province, with the aim of supporting organics diversion from landfill and clean fuel generation from biogas and other processes within the system.
Indra also volunteers on energy efficiency and climate change committees with the Ontario Water and Wastewater Association, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, Water Environment Association of Ontario and Professional Engineers Ontario.
Commissioner of Environmental Services
Erin Mahoney is Commissioner of Environmental Services for York Region, overseeing water and wastewater services, waste management, forestry, corporate asset management and corporate energy for 1.2 million residents and 28,000 businesses. Erin leads a team of over 400 staff in the Environmental Services department, which was inducted into the Leading Utilities of the World network in 2017. Erin is past Chair of the Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario, and has over 25 years of public and private sector experience on projects involving water and wastewater treatment, waste management, environmental legislation, and public engagement. As an active member of the public works community she holds memberships with: American Water Works Association, Toronto Board of Trade, Canadian Water Network and American Public Works Association.
International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area
IISD-ELA is a unique whole ecosystem research facility in Northwestern Ontario, and Matthew McCandless has been its executive director since the facility was transferred by the Government of Canada in 2014. Matt’s responsibility is to ensure that 50 years of monitoring and research continues without interruption at the world’s freshwater laboratory. This includes involves oversight of ecosystem research, administration, human resources and fundraising.
Matt’s research interests are primarily in the areas of hydrology, water quality and bioprocessing — often combining both policy and technical research. Matt has been involved in dozens of projects on water, agriculture and bio industrial development in Canada, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to joining IISD, Matt worked in the private sector as a biosystems engineer on projects related to water management and renewable energy in Canada and India. Matt holds a PhD in biosystems engineering and Master of Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University. Matt is also a registered professional engineer.
CEO, Newhub, Inc.
Sudhir Murthy is Chief Executive Officer of NEWhub, Inc., a cleantech company that specializes in managing technology and know-how for licensed distributors. He is a Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University, helping utilities and industries navigate their internal innovation and planning process. Sudhir is also Senior Vice-President of the International Water Association.
Until May 2018, Sudhir was Innovations Chief for DC Water and led the development and implementation of the Authority’s innovation strategy. He created, defined and translated research and development into product, service and commercial technologies. Sudhir led the concept development for over $1 billion in new engineering and construction. Much of this work was steered through a worldwide open innovation approach that led to collaboration with universities, utilities, manufacturing and professional organizations that spanned the globe. These projects were developed though novel approaches of public-public partnership with other water utilities, and through collaboration with private enterprise and universities.
More than 80 MSc and PhD students from universities in North America, Europe, Australia and Africa, were ‘insourced’ to innovate at DC Water in a multifunctional and interdisciplinary setting. This approach is now viewed as a model for collaborative engagement by universities and utilities.
Similarly, Sudhir developed commercial solutions through the development of public-private open innovation approaches between the water technology demand and supply sectors and through the co-development of technologies and financial innovations. The Digestivore, DEMON, AvN, inDENSE, PdN and Triple A technologies for wastewater treatment are part of the commercial suite that he led. He recently developed new financial instruments, Res Bonds (including resilience bonds and restoration bonds that are green bonds) to promote holistic approaches for infrastructure investments.
Sudhir led teams to win four research grand prizes from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists for new technologies developed in wastewater treatment. He also received the Edward J. Cleary Award for outstanding service to the profession. He is the recipient of several Water Environment Federation awards, including the Ralph Fuhrman Medal for academia-practitioner collaboration, the George Gascoigne Medal for wastewater treatment operational improvement, and the Camp Applied Research Award.
Sudhir is a professional engineer and holds an MS in Environmental Engineering and a PhD in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He has more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, as well as 250+ publications and presentations.
President and CEO
CMC Research Institutes
Sandra Odendahl is President and CEO of CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI), an environmental company that leads clients to develop innovative carbon management technologies and strategies for competitive advantage. CMCRI facilitates the testing and scale-up of technologies that reduce carbon emissions from industrial sources, and is at the forefront of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), and greenhouse gas monitoring technology development in Canada.
Sandra joined CMCRI in September 2017, bringing over 20 years of experience in environmental science, sustainability, and responsible finance. She previously headed the Royal Bank of Canada’s Corporate Sustainability, Social Finance and Social Innovation teams. Prior to joining RBC, she worked in the natural resources sector as an environmental scientist for Noranda in Montreal, and as an environmental impact assessment expert for BEAK Engineering in Toronto and Vancouver.
Sandra is Chair of The (Toronto) Atmospheric Fund Board of Directors, and a Director and Audit Committee Chair of the Ontario Clean Water Agency. She also enjoys serving on many expert panels and advisory groups. Sandra has a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto, and is a licensed professional engineer and Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. Sandra lives with her husband and two children in Toronto.
Former CEO (Retired)
The Water Research Foundation
Rob Renner is CEO of The Water Research Foundation, a non-profit organization officially formed in January 2018 through the merger of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and Water Research Foundation (WRF). The Foundation is the leading water research organization with funding research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of all water, including wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and recycled water. With close to 1,200 subscriber members in the U.S. and abroad, the Foundation has funded and managed more than 1,400 projects valued at more than $700 million.
Prior to joining WRF in 2005, Rob served as Executive Director of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and Deputy Executive Director of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant optimizing water treatment plant performance. Rob holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in sanitary engineering from South Dakota State University and is a licensed professional engineer in both Colorado and Minnesota.
Vice President, Water Resource Recovery
Dr. Dean Shiskowski is the Vice President of Water Resource Recovery at Associated Engineering group of companies, providing technical expertise and project, staff development and business development support across all subsidiaries. He is a member of Associated Engineering’s corporate climate change task force and climate change advisory group, and for five years chaired its carbon neutral committee.
Dean is a member of the Water Environment Federation’s municipal water resource recovery design committee. He participated in WEF’s technical practice update on protocols for measuring and estimating greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater sources and the development of Standard Sustainability Reporting Statements for Wastewater Systems manual. Dean is also an Adjunct Professor of civil engineering at the University of British Columbia and leads the firm’s wastewater-related research programs.
Manager of Water Quality Services
The City of Calgary
As Manager of Water Quality Services at the City of Calgary, Nancy Stalker’s work focuses on regulatory affairs, laboratory services, environmental monitoring, community compliance and applied research partnerships. During her tenure at The City of Calgary, Nancy has served in several leadership roles, most recently as Acting Director of Water Services where she was responsible for the delivery of water, wastewater and drainage services. This included the day-to-day operations and maintenance of two water treatment plants, drinking water distribution system, collection systems and three wastewater treatment plants that serve over 1.2 million people.
Nancy’s passion for public services and her commitment to employees and sound science supports excellence in serving customers and the overall success of the water utility.
Nancy holds a BSc in Ecology from the University of Calgary and an MA in Communications from the University of Alberta. She has also been active with the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association and the Alberta Water Council.
Vice President, Sustainable Finance
RBC Capital Markets
Sarah Thompson is a business and sustainability professional with over 15 years of experience. She joined RBC in 2011 as the bank’s first full time Green IT Manager. In 2013, she moved to RBC’s Environmental Affairs team to oversee enterprise-wide operational footprint reduction initiatives. More recently, she worked with RBC’s business units to support the growth and development of environmentally sustainable and socially responsible financial products and services, with a focus on green bonds.
In 2019, Sarah joined the newly created RBC Capital Markets Sustainable Finance Group as Vice President, Sustainable Finance. The group will lead the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into Capital Market’s core businesses globally by providing advice and developing solutions across all areas of sustainable finance for both corporate and institutional clients.
Sarah is based in Toronto, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA specializing in Sustainability from York University’s Schulich School of Business.
International Water Association
Kala Vairavamoorthy is an internationally recognised water resource management expert with expertise in urban water issues. He combines a strong engineering background with international experience, and has published extensively. Kala has worked closely with the World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNESCO, Global Water Partnership, Stockholm International Water Institute and the European Union. This includes leading urban water management projects for the World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Department for International Development (UK).
Prior to joining the International Water Association, Kala was the Deputy Director General for Research at the International Water Management Institute. In this position he was responsible for research strategy and science quality, driving research to address global development challenges for water security and natural resource management. This included leading the identification of innovative research areas and ensuring relevance of thematic content for the development agenda that contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, global climate agenda, and other regional and national imperatives.
Kala was the Founding Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability and a tenured professor in civil and environmental engineering at the University of South Florida (U.S.). Prior to that, he was a full professor and Chair of Water Engineering at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Professor and Head of Core of Sustainable Urban Water Infrastructure Systems at UNESCO-IHE (Netherlands). He still holds professorial appointments at the University of South Florida and UNESCO-IHE.
Kala has been a member of many international scientific committees. He served on Stockholm World Water Week’s Scientific Program Committee and the Global Water Partnership’s Technical Committee for six years. He was also the founding Co-chair of IWA’s Cities of the Future program and was a member of Singapore International Water Week’s Program Committee.
Kala holds a PhD and MSc in environmental engineering from Imperial College at the University of London (UK) and a BSc (Hons) from King’s College in London.
Mariëlle van der Zouwen
Manager, Knowledge Management Group
Mariëlle is a member of the management team for the water research institute KWR and leads the knowledge management group. With the experts in the group, she gives shape to KWR’s motto ‘bridging science to practice,’ both nationally and internationally, and ranging from short-term to medium- and long-term perspectives on water sector and research challenges. This is done in applied research programs, learning alliances and initiatives, such as the joint water research program for Dutch and Flemish water utilities, the Dutch Water Sector Intelligence and the international, operationally-oriented platform Watershare. Co-production of programs and projects by both water managers and water researchers is key in these initiatives.
Mariëlle serves on the boards of the Global Water Research Coalition and the Aqua Research Collaboration. She has a background in academia and applied research. Mariëlle previously worked on governance research at Wageningen University, the research institute Alterra and Radboud University in the Netherlands. She holds a MA and PhD in political sciences of the environment.
Suzanne van Drunick
National Program Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Suzanne van Drunick is the National Program Director for the United States Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) research program. The SSWR program uses an integrated systems approach to develop scientific and technological solutions to protect human health, and to protect and restore watershed and aquatic ecosystems. Research focuses on three areas: watersheds, nutrients and harmful algal blooms, and water treatment and water infrastructure (drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and water reuse).
Dr. van Drunick is an environmental scientist with human health and ecosystem experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in zoology and animal biology from Colorado State University, a Master in Science in environmental science from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and a Doctorate in environmental toxicology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Pathology.
Prior to joining the EPA, Suzanne was the Associate Director for Science at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, she was the Senior Program Officer for the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences.
Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering
Viviane Yargeau is a Professor and Chair of the department of chemical engineering at McGill University, as well as an Associate Member of the McGill School of Environment. She established the Controlling Contaminants of Concern (3Cs) laboratory, which is now internationally recognized for research on the fate and effects of contaminants in the environment, and in engineered systems and the monitoring of water quality. She has contributed to creating awareness about the presence and impact of trace contaminants in water and to the development of improved wastewater treatment technologies, such as ozonation, for the protection of our water resources.
Viviane is often invited to collaborate in international projects, where she actively participates in the development of new technologies or tools to monitor water quality. She has several collaborations across Canada and abroad, in academia, as well as with various agencies and industry. Viviane also serves as Editor for the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, and is a member of the Board of Directors for a private sector firm, Earth Alive Clean Technologies, commercializing two green technologies that she co-invented.
Carl Yates has extensive experience in the water utility profession, having served as Project Engineer, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Halifax Water Commission from 1988 to 1996. In 1996, he was appointed General Manager of the Halifax Regional Water Commission, which assumed a regional mandate after the municipal amalgamation of the greater Halifax area in 1996. In 2007, Carl oversaw the formation of the first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility in Canada with the transfer of wastewater and stormwater assets from the Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax Water is a body corporate municipal utility, generating approximately 140 million dollars in annual revenue with assets of over $2 Billion.
Carl obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1984 and a Master of Applied Science from the Technical University of Nova Scotia [now Dalhousie University] in 1992. He is past Chair of the Focus Area Council of the Water Research Foundation, Vice Chair of Canadian Water Network, and a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Nova Scotia.
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