My primary interests lie in the fields of water resources, systems thinking and modeling, and sustainable development.
My work focuses on systems modelling of water resources and their socio-economic and environmental context. Because these systems interact through complex, nonlinear feedbacks, the models I develop represent those feedbacks explicitly. The idea is that relatively simple systems can give rise to highly complex behaviours, and that if we understand the underlying structures involved -- characteristic feedbacks, delays, and accumulations and flows of material and information – we can improve our understanding and management of them. Since water resource systems are my particular area of interest, they form the centre of my models while other parts of the world form the context.
Past research activity: received PhD from University of Western Ontario in December 2007. Worked one year as post-doctoral fellow at UWO. Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in July 2009.
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Fluid properties; dimensional analysis; hydrostatics; fundamental equations of fluid motion; laminar, turbulent and inviscid flows; boundary layers and flow around immersed bodies; elementary building aerodynamics. Prerequisite: MATH 209. Corequisite: MATH 201.Winter Term 2021
Related Lab experiments. The course focuses on key topics in natural resource management and modelling: sustainable development, systems thinking and modelling, and risk and reliability analysis. Specific applications may include examples from sustainable forestry, water resources management, mining, the energy sector (and particularly the petrochemical industry), and municipal infrastructure.Winter Term 2021
Introduction to concepts in hydrology and hydrogeology. Hydrology topics include precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, streamflow, and hydrograph analysis. Hydrogeology topics include infiltration, percolation, seepage, drainage, aquifer hydraulics, and urban runoff quality. Prerequisite: CIV E 330; Corequisite: CIV E 331.Fall Term 2020