Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network

Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

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Julia Baird, Post-doctoral Researcher

Julia is a Post-doctoral Researcher with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) at Brock University. She brings a social-ecological systems perspective to her research, and focuses on two areas: social /organizational network structure and processes, and resilience - both in the context of environmental governance.

WEPGN Project(s):
- Applying resilience analysis to a transboundary river system: Developing surrogates for institutions and governance
- Liquid assets: Assessing water’s contribution to Niagara

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Jourdan Bird, Graduate student

Jourdan is a graduate student working under the supervision of Professor Diane Dupont at Brock University. Jourdan received her Bachelor of Commerce, specialized in Management Economics, at the University of Guelph. Her research interests include environmental economics, specifically water resources.

WEPGN Project(s):
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Wildfire effects on water quality and corresponding implications for residents of Lost Creek, Alberta

 

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Erin Bishop, Graduate Student

Erin C. Bishop is a MSc. candidate at the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) at the University of Guelph. Erin received her Bachelor of Arts Economics (Honours), specialized in Public Policy & Environmental Economics, at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include the economic trade-offs between agricultural practices and environmental, specifically groundwater, quality.

WEPGN Project(s):
- Assessing policies to improve water quality in agricultural landscapes

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Parastoo Emami, Graduate Student
 

WEPGN Project(s):
- Social justice aspects of water allocation mechanisms

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Solomon Geleta, Graduate Student

 

WEPGN Project(s):
- Measuring the influence of social networks on water priorities during scarcity

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Darwin Horning, Graduate Student

 

WEPGN Project(s):
- Measuring the influence of social networks on water priorities during scarcity

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Nader Khoshroo, Graduate Student
 

WEPGN Project(s):
- Social justice aspects of water allocation mechanisms

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Patrick Lloyd-Smith, Graduate Student

Patrick Lloyd-Smith is a PhD student in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Alberta. Patrick has several years of consulting experience as an environmental economist working on projects for provincial and federal governments as well as the World Bank. His main research areas include environmental valuation, economic instruments for environmental protection, and water economics.

WEPGN Project(s):
- Economic Analysis of Source Water Protection

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Jenna Montgomery, Graduate Student

Jenna Montgomery is a M.A. candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge.  She received a B.A. in Art from the University of Lethbridge and is a certified civil engineering technologist in the province of Alberta.  Her current research interests include water governance and policy in Alberta.

WEPGN Project(s):
- Capacity development for integrated land a water use planning

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Dan Murray, Post-doctoral Researcher

Dan Murray is a Post Doctoral Research Associate and Water Policy and Governance Group Coordinator at the University of Waterloo. Through his work as a planner, policymaker and lecturer in both Australia and Canada he brings a broad set of knowledge to water governance. Contact Dan at d4murray@uwaterloo.ca.

WEPGN Project(s):
- Evaluating collaborative approaches to governance for water allocation in Canada: Lessons from Ontario

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Megan Peloso, Graduate Student

Megan Peloso is a graduate student working under the supervision of Dr. Leila Harris at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia.  Her research interests include natural resource governance, environmental justice and social equity, gendered patterns of resource access, and international development.  Megan leads the UBC team for the Gender Implications of Water Pricing in Canada project based out of the National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH) at York University.  Her thesis research looks at participatory water governance and access in urban Ghana.  For more information, you can visit her profile at http://edges.sites.olt.ubc.ca/.

WEPGN Project(s):
- The gender implications of putting a price on water

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James Price, Post-doctoral Researcher

James is a Post-doctoral Fellow with the Department of Economics at Brock University. James received his PhD from the University of New Mexico with concentrations in environmental and natural resources economics, development economics, and econometrics. His research interests included nonmarket valuation, water resource modeling, and interaction between the environment and health outcomes.

WEPGN Project(s):
- Costing Climate Change: A case study of employing climate, land-use and water quality data to assess the economic impacts of climate change on local public health
- Responsiveness of household water demands to price and non-price conservation tools

 

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Alyssa Roth, Graduate Student

Alyssa is a MES Student at the University of Waterloo's Water Policy and Governance Group (WPGG). Alyssa's major research interest is collaborative approaches to water governance. Contact Alyssa at aproth@uwaterloo.ca.

WEPGN Project(s):
- Evaluating collaborative approaches to governance for water allocation in Canada: Lessons from Ontario

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Rosie Simms, Graduate Student
Rosie is a MA student working with Dr. Leila Harris at the Institute for Resources and Environmental Sustainability. Her research is focused on drinking water access and governance in British Columbia First Nations communities.
Rosie has a BA&Sc (Hons) Environment degree from McGill University, where her interests converged around Canadian freshwater issues and First Nation studies. During her time at McGill, Rosie co-organized Uncharted Waters, a student conference on water and youth engagement. Her academic and working ventures have taken her twice to Baffin Island with Students on Ice, as well as to Panama for a 4-month field study semester, where she completed an internship and independent media projects investigating indigenous rights and conflicts around Canadian mining development.

WEPGN Project(s):
- Closing the gap: Drinking water governance and monitoring capacity in British Columbia First Nations communities
- Assessing drinking water governance in British Columbia, with focus on water quality in First Nations

 

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Amber Zary, Graduate Student
 

WEPGN Project(s):
- Capacity development for integrated land and water use planning