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Jackie Janes - ADM Climate Change Branch - Government of NL


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  • Gerald Crane

    Director of Research and Analysis, Climate Change Branch, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Gerald Crane

    Gerald Crane is the Director of Government Relations, Research and Analysis with the Climate Change Branch of Municipal Affairs and Environment. Among other tasks, he has led project work related to provincial climate projections, the development of cost-benefit studies related to adaptation, including for Marystown and Bay Bulls, and the dissemination of information to stakeholders. He is currently leading work on the implementation of carbon pricing in the province. He has worked in the Provincial Government for 25 years and in a graduate of Memorial University.
  • Joe Daraio

    P.Eng., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

    Joe Daraio

    Dr. Joseph Daraio is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. Joe earned his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering-Hydraulics (University of Iowa), his bachelor's degree in Forest and Environmental Biology, and has master’s degrees in biology, philosophy, and environmental engineering. His primary interests lie in the potential impacts of climate change on storm water infrastructure and interdisciplinary research that links hydrology, hydraulics and ecology. Prior to working at MUN, Joe was an assistant professor of water resources engineering at Rowan University, where he worked on potential climate change impacts of climate change. Joe worked as a postdoctoral scholar at North Carolina State University, where he developed models to simulate the effects of land-use change and climate change on watershed hydrology and instream temperature to assess potential long-term effects on aquatic organisms.
  • Joel Finnis

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Geography, Memorial University

    Joel Finnis

    Dr. Joel Finnis trained in the atmospheric sciences, and has since joined a very interdisciplinary department (the Department of Geography) at Memorial University. His research interests have followed a similar trajectory, expanding from a focus on climate change and dynamics to include climate science communication, improving weather alert systems, and marine risk and safety. In 2012, Joel led the development of climate projections on a sub-provincial basis for Newfoundland and Labrador, and routinely engages with stakeholders on this work. Joel is updating those projections in 2017-2018.
  • Richard Harvey

    P. Eng., Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer, Environment and Infrastructure, Wood Group

    Richard Harvey

    An expert on the interpretation and management of engineering risk, Richard received his PhD in Water Resources Engineering (University of Guelph) after developing an innovative approach to managing municipal water and wastewater infrastructure using data mining and GIS spatial analytics. Richard has provided civil engineering design and asset management services to a range of municipal and energy-sector clients in North America and Europe. Since joining Wood Environment and Infrastructure, Richard has worked as a Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer on a variety of projects including civil engineering design, engineering risk assessment for offshore development in harsh environments, and various investigations into municipal drinking water issues. Richard has coordination and supervised field activities in Labrador, and has worked closely with the coastal community of Hopedale on a variety of projects.
  • Melanie Irvine

    Project Geologist, Geological Survey Division, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Melanie Irvine

    Melanie received her BSc in Geography (University of Victoria) and her MSc in Geography (Memorial University). After working on projects related to community development and climate change in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Arctic, she joined the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011. Melanie leads the coastal monitoring program, where through interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches she studies climate-related impacts on coastal areas, with an emphasis on erosion, rapid slope movement and flooding. Her main research interests include exploring landscape changes from a range of perspectives, including surficial geology, climatic changes, sea level rise, and the interactions between the human and physical environments.
  • Ali Khan

    P. Eng., Manager of Water Rights, Investigations and Modelling, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Ali Khan

    Dr. Amir Ali Khan’s responsibilities include water rights, flood risk mapping, flood forecasting, flood alerts and climate change adaptation. Dr. Khan has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Memorial University) and is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He received the 2005 Provincial Public Service Award for Excellence for Innovation and Service Delivery Excellence. In 2005 the Drinking Water Quality GIS application, developed under his leadership, was awarded the ESRI Canada Award of Excellence. He developed the climate change flood risk mapping template used in NL and has worked on several International Technology Innovation and International Water Resources Capacity and Technology Building Projects with international agencies such as the European Space Agency and the North American Treaty Organization
  • David Lapp

    P. Eng., Practice Lead, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Engineers Canada

    David Lapp

    David has a degree in geological engineering and after ~20 years’ experience as a consulting engineer in Canada’s Arctic he joined Engineers Canada (EC). David’s work focuses on infrastructure, environment, sustainability and climate change issues and their impact on engineering practice. Since 2005, David has led a national project to assess the engineering vulnerability of public infrastructure to the impacts of a changing climate, making presentations and giving courses across the globe. This project developed the infrastructure climate risk assessment tool (PIEVC Protocol), which has been applied to infrastructure systems across the world. David is responsible for EC’s Infrastructure Resilience Professional program, which trains and certifies engineers as having the expertise to plan, design and manage resilient infrastructure in the face of a changing climate
  • Peter Nimmrichter

    P. Eng., Lead for Canadian Climate, Resilience and Sustainability Services, Environment and Infrastructure, Wood Group

    Peter Nimmrichter

    Peter has over 30 years’ experience in surface water resources engineering, and has been involved in climate change themed projects for ~15 years. This includes vulnerability assessment of public and private infrastructure; evaluation of the impacts of climate change on a proposed gold mine; and evaluation of adaptation options for the coastal zone of the Great Lakes. Peter assisted the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) of Engineers Canada (EC), working towards the first national Vulnerability Assessment of Canadian Public Infrastructure to Climate Change. Peter is an advocate for risk-based design, integration of climate change into infrastructure planning and design, and adaptation/resilience planning. Peter has attained EC’s Infrastructure Resilience Professional credential – a program that identifies the holder as having the knowledge and competencies needed to plan, design and manage resilient infrastructure in the face of a changing climate.
  • Ryan Zizzo

    P. Eng., Technical Director, Zizzo Strategy

    Ryan Zizzo

    As a professional engineer and green building expert, Ryan creates and implements sustainability strategies that help clients understand, track and reduce their environmental impacts and exposure to climate change risk. Strategies including green building certifications, embodied carbon life cycle assessment, and resiliency strategies. Ryan is Chair of the Embodied Carbon Network’s Buildings Taskforce. He has worked on over 50 green building and neighbourhood projects with leading Canadian and European architects, developers, and property management firms, and spent three years working in the leading Nordic green building scene in Helsinki, Finland. Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and holds a LEED Accredited Professional designation in Neighbourhood Development

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