We are a team of researchers and interested parties led through the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Our project focuses on developing a framework for water reuse and resource recovery in Canada.
This project aims to understand emerging science issues and use social engagement to identify what is technically possible and socially acceptable for water reuse and resource recovery. The goal is to develop a roadmap for implementing water reuse projects in Canada. The project has received grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and is further supported through Alberta Innovates.
Our team is led by Dr. Nicholas Ashbolt, an environmental microbiologist with extensive international experience with water reuse, and a professor in the School of Public Health. Water reuse involves science, engineering, society, regulations, the environment, and the economy. Therefore, our team has expertise in microbiology, risk assessment, community engagement, engineering, and policy development.
The WRR Roadmap is a guidance document for those who wish to implement a water reuse project in their community. It is focused on creating and maintaining effective and meaningful engagement with the communities that will be impacted by the project.
Learn about how water is currently managed in Canada, and how we can create more sustainable water systems in Canada and around the world.
Dr. Ashbolt is a Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Alberta and the Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Translational Chair in Waterborne Disease Prevention.
Dr. Springett is a Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Alberta. She also works with international partners to coordinate both the International Collaboration on Participatory Health Research (ICPHR) and the Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN).