Associate Members

GIWS Associate Members are individuals who are making a significant contribution to water research and are providing support for water research activities in areas relevant to our institute. This includes Research Associates, Postdoctoral Fellows and Professional Affiliates, as well as Faculty Members working at other universities who maintain a collaborative research relationship with GIWS.

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Soroush Abbasi Data Scientist

Research Area(s): water resources management, water quality, hydrology, hydrogeology


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Melkamu Ali Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Subsurface flow modelling at hillslope and catchment scales, Solute transport modelling for Environmental risk assessment


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Hubert Tote Alimezelli Postdoctoral Fellow

Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy


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Muhammad Rehan Anis Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


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Willemijn Appels Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science

Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences, Lethbridge College


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Zilefac Elvis Asong Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan


Abdolreza Bahremand Associate Professor (Visiting Professor)

Watershed Management Department, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources


Meghan Carr Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


Emily Cavaliere Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Environment and Sustainability


Yin Chu Visiting Scholar

College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Geological Engineering


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Kwok P. (Sun) Chun Assistant Professor

Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University


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Nhu Cuong Do Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Nazzareno Diodato Fellow Geoscientist

HyMex, Hydrological Mediterranean Experiment, Met European Research Observatory


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Mohamed Elshamy Research Associate

Global Institute for Water Security


Abbas Fayad Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Jim Freer Visiting Professor

Research Area(s): Uncertainty Analysis, Conceptual modelling, Catchment Hydrology, Model evaluation, Predictive diagnostics, Large sample hydrology, UAS operations


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Reza Ghanbarpour Research Fellow

Alberta Environment


Shervan Gharari Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan


Raea Gooding Outreach Coordinator

College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan


Abdalla H. Karoyo Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Polymers, Adsorption, Structure, Interfacial interactions, Environmental remediation


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Amin Haghnegahdar Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Land surface-hydrological modelling, Model sensitivity and unvertainty assessment, Model calibration/validation


Zhihua He Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Nasim Hosseini Research Associate

Global Institute for Water Security


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Andrew Ireson Assistant Professor

School of Environment and Sustainability, Department of Civil and Geological Engineering, Global Institute for Water Security


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Michael Kehoe Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


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Dawn Keim Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Recharge processes, Hydrogeology, Unsaturated flow processes, Contaminant transport


Wouter Knoben Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Saskatchewan
Coldwater Laboratory


Sebastian Krogh Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Nevada, Reno


Nicolas Leroux Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan


Lintao Li Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Yanping Li Associate Professor

School of Environment and Sustainability and Global Institute for Water Security


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Zhaoqin Li Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Zhi Li Professor

Northwest A&F University, College of Natural Resources and Environment


Jian Liu Research Associate

School of Environment and Sustainability


Mohammad Mahaninia Research Assistant

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan


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Taufique Mahmood Assistant Professor

University of North Dakota


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Steven Mamet Postdoctoral Fellow

College of Arts and Science, Department of Biology


Sujata Manandhar Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan


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Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Conservation planning, Biodiversity, Land-use change, Climate change, Environmental decision-making, prioritization, Water management


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Luis Alejandro Morales Marin MSc, PhD, C Eng Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


Balew A. Mekonnen Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Prairie hydrology, Watershed modeling, Predicting hydrological processes including wetland function across the prairies under various cliamtic and land use scenarios


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Mohamed H. Mohamed Research Associate

College of Arts and Science, Department of Chemistry


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Keith Musselman Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Hydrology, Department of Geography and Planning


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Uri Nachshon Postdoctoral Fellow

The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Isreal


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Rebecca North Assistant Professor

University of Missouri


Ehimai Ohiozebau Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Ecotoxicology, Aquatic pollutants, Fish health, Human and ecological risk assessment, Analytical techniques, Pollution indicators


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Xicai Pan Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and College of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


Vanessa Pedinotti Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Patricia Pernica Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


Bharath Raja Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Assess impacts of climate variability on water-related ecosystem functions


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Hamidreza Rashidi Professional Research Associate

Research Area(s): Indigenous Water Knowledge, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Applications in Water Management , Capacity Building and Public Awareness in Water Management , Collaborative Modelling in Water Management, Water Governess and Policies, Water and Wastewater Treatment


Kabir Rasouli Research Physical Scientist

Environment Canada


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Saman Razavi Associate Professor

Research Area(s): Climate change and water security, Land-water management and environmental change, Hydrologic models development and calibration, Environmental and water resources systems planning and management, Single- and multi-objective optimization, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty quantification, Climate change and impacts on hydrology and water resources, Reconstruction of paleo-hydrology – implications for climate change analysis, Surrogate modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning


Dominique Richard Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area(s): Providing accurate streamflow and lake level forecasts for the Yukon river, Capturing the physical properties of the watershed and the processes that dominate


Arcadio Rodriguez-Prado Adjunct Professor

Research Area(s): Conducting hydrological models using MESH, model streamflow and water level for hydrological basins in Canada and other countries, Wastewater treatment design, feasibility and modelling, using conventional and non-conventional technologies


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Prabin Rokaya Core Modelling Coordinator

Global Institute for Water Security


Christopher Ryan Senior Research Scientist

Research Area(s): Environmental forensics, Athabasca oils sands, Synchrotron radiation, Absorption spectroscopy, Naphthenic acids, Petroleum Coke, Mine drainage, Industrial effluent


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Lucia Scaff Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan


Guoqiang Tang Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


Zelalem Tesemma Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Hydrology


Nicholas Wayand Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Hydrology, Department of Geography and Planning


Befekadu Woldegiorgis Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Jeff Wong Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability


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Li Xu Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Institute for Water Security


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Omer Yeteman Lecturer, Environmental Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Australia