Nicole is an environmental scientist with an academic background in environmental microbiology and civil engineering for drinking water treatment performance evaluations. Her skills lend well to projects involving water quality monitoring, treatment plant assessments, and operation evaluations.
When it comes to reducing the carbon footprint of municipal operations, Nicole knows a thing or two about energy-savings in water treatment. Recently, she’s been involved in the development of user-friendly models for the optimization of advanced oxidation processes (AOP), cyanotoxin removal, and understanding environmental impacts of household water softeners within the Region of Waterloo.
Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Toxicology at the University of Guelph, Nicole is excited about improving the detection of waterborne pathogens and supporting better informed risk assessments for water management. She believes “knowing your source” is the key to optimized water management and is keen to develop novel approaches to optimize water treatment.
A 60-pound canine named Molly keeps Nicole active; hiking the Grand River Trail at every opportunity.