Partitioning of wastewater-derived micropollutants in environmental and biological matrices
This project is in collaboration with Dr. Kelly Munkittrick, Dr. Fred Wrona, and Dr. Kerry Black from the University of Calgary, Dr. Karen Kidd from McMaster University, and Dr. Mark Servos from the University of Waterloo. We work closely with the City of Calgary to address their needs and create reasonable plans moving forward with micropollutant monitoring in their watershed. This project is funded by NSERC Alliance (PI: Dr. Munkittrick)
Our role in this project is to determine the spatial and temporal occurrence of micropollutants in highly urbanized sections of the Bow River Watershed. Micropollutants are substances present in our environment at extremely low concentrations but they may have an impact on exposed aquatic organisms. We also utilize the artificial streams facility located at the "Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA)" facility in Calgary to answer questions related to their uptake by aquatic organisms.