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Highlights

Senior Water Consultant, Scientific Advisor, Researcher, Professor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Hydrology
  • Professional Engineer
  • 25+ years in water-related issues
  • Many publications, including peer-reviewed articles

EXPERIENCE

  • 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

SKILLS

  • 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

Sample Projects

Urban Freshwater Stressors (Cdn Water Network, 2017)

Urban Freshwater Stressors (Cdn Water Network, 2017)

Natural Resource Extraction Effects on Water (NRCan, 2017)

Natural Resource Extraction Effects on Water (NRCan, 2017)

Nutrient Reduction & Freshwater Policy (CCME, 2015)

Nutrient Reduction & Freshwater Policy (CCME, 2015)

Phosphorus and the Circular Economy (Ryerson & Govt of ON, 2014)

Phosphorus and the Circular Economy (Ryerson & Govt of ON, 2014)

Climate Adaptation for Province-wide Municipal Services (Govt of AB, 2011)

Climate Adaptation for Province-wide Municipal Services (Govt of AB, 2011)

Nutrient Reduction Strategies for Small Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities (MB Water Stewardship, 2010)

Nutrient Reduction Strategies for Small Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities (MB Water Stewardship, 2010)

Economic Benefits of Investing in Great Lakes Restoration (ON MoE, 2010)

Economic Benefits of Investing in Great Lakes Restoration (ON MoE, 2010)

Province-wide Municipal Sewage Program Evaluation (ON MoE, 2009)

Province-wide Municipal Sewage Program Evaluation (ON MoE, 2009)

Water Conservation, Scarcity, and Climate Adaptation (CCME, 2009)

Water Conservation, Scarcity, and Climate Adaptation (CCME, 2009)

Water Monitoring Data Requirements, Indicators, and Climate Adaptation (CCME, 2009)

Water Monitoring Data Requirements, Indicators, and Climate Adaptation (CCME, 2009)

Municipal Water Sector Best Practices (FCM, 2009)

Municipal Water Sector Best Practices (FCM, 2009)

Federal Drinking Water Practices (CCME, 2008)

Federal Drinking Water Practices (CCME, 2008)

Brief Profile

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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.

Peer-reviewed Publications

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Water Canada

May 2017
Urbanization Effect on Hydrology

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Ecohydrology

Apr 2017
Associations of event‐scale flow hydrology with fish richness in urbanizing Canadian watersheds of Lake Ontario

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Journal of Hydrology

Oct 2016
Empirical assessment of effects of urbanization on event flow hydrology in watersheds of Canada’s Great Lakes St. Lawrence basin

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Journal of Hydrology

Aug 2015
Change in event-scale hydrologic response in two urbanizing watersheds of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Basin 1969–2010

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Journal of Environmental Management

Dec 1999
User pay financing of stormwater management: A case-study in Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario

Mary Trudeau, PhD, P.Eng.
Envirings Inc.

111 Mason Terrace
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1S 0L2

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+1 613-304-1802
m.p.trudeau.water ((at)) gmail ((dot)) com

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