As a professional engineer, Paul has been practicing in the water resources sector for over 25 years and is currently Program Manager, Utility Research and Innovation, at the regional government of Metro Vancouver. In his role, Paul identifies, develops, and evaluates advanced water technologies, the very best of which will be selected in creating more sustainable wastewater utilities of the future.

With Master’s degrees in both Applied Science and Public Administration, Paul combines his knowledge, skills and experience to bring technological and management solutions to the provision of liquid waste services. He is directing innovative research and facilitating teams at universities, industry associations, select private-sector companies and federal agencies. Much of the work focuses on maximizing the recovery of resources from waste streams and making existing treatment processes more effective through advanced physical, biochemical, or thermochemical means.

Paul’s passion for living more sustainably has him volunteering his time to a local nature conservancy and he has designed and installed an off-grid solar system for his tiny cabin overlooking Howe Sound on the West Coast.