Mary Trudeau is a professional engineer specializing in water resources, urban infrastructure and climate adaptation.
She is assisting IWRA on the topic of Water Security and is a member of the IWRA Smart Water Management Task Force.
Dr. Trudeau also works as a consultant providing policy and program advice on a range of water, climate adaptation and strategic issues to government and non-government organizations and she is a part time professor at the University of Ottawa.
She has extensive hands-on experience in the management of water infrastructure and watershedmonitoring.
Prior to consulting, she managed various water infrastructure portfolios for a municipal government over a 15 year period, including responsibilities for potable water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, as well a surface water monitoring program and an accredited analytical laboratory.
She is a published author in the Journal of Hydrology and the Ecohydrology Journal, among others. Dr. Trudeau has successfully managed large, multi-disciplinary teams, public advisory committees, multi-stakeholder technical advisory committees, and staff groups of up to 70 persons.
She holds Bachelor Degrees in Applied Science (Civil Engineering) and English Literature, a Master of Science (Environment and Management) and a PhD in Physical Geography (Hydrology).