Senior Water Consultant, Scientific Advisor, Researcher, Professor
- PhD in Hydrology
- Professional Engineer
- 25+ years in water-related issues
- Many publications, including peer-reviewed articles
- Private, government, and academic sector experience
- Consulting clients in non-profit sector and all levels of government
- Wide range of water-related projects, including watershed decision-making, nutrient management, water infrastructure best practices, emerging issues, and climate change adaptation assessment and options development
- Studies and measures across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales
- Budget management of capital and operating funds
- Policy and program design, implementation, and evaluation
- Capacity development, training programs, and teaching
- Primary and secondary research, analysis, and reporting
- Workshop design and facilitation, public speaking
- Staff, project, and budget management
Nutrient Reduction Strategies for Small Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities (MB Water Stewardship, 2010)
Dr. Trudeau is an experienced manager and professional engineer with over twenty-five years of experience in the development and implementation of water policy, programs and projects. She combines strong analytical skills and management abilities with in-depth technical knowledge of urban infrastructure and practical experience in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Trudeau has successfully managed large, multi-disciplinary teams, public advisory committees, multi-stakeholder technical advisory committees, and staff groups of up to 70 persons, ensuring high quality deliverables on time and within budgeted resources.
Dr. Trudeau has a wide range of interests, as indicated by her formal education. After completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering), while working as an engineer managing potable water infrastructure maintenance for a large Canadian municipality, she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Concentration English Literature). She later completed a Master of Science, Environment and Management, at Royal Roads University while managing a municipal surface water monitoring program and laboratory unit. Her Masters’ Thesis pertained to an environmental effects monitoring program that she initiated to assess the effects of municipal infrastructure effluents on receiving waters. Her PhD (Geography) research examined changes in event-scale hydrology within urbanizing watersheds and empirical relationships with aquatic biodiversity, specifically fish richness.
Dr. Trudeau has advised federal government departments, several provincial government agencies and non-profit sector clients on water and climate adaptation policy and programs. She has led numerous projects, including: best practices documentation for urban infrastructure management; surveys of jurisdictional practices to inform planned policy or program development; formative and summative program evaluations; climate change adaptation planning; consultation workshops and forums for technical experts as well as for the general public.