Volunteers

IWA YWP Canada is run by volunteers from across Canada. Would you like to join our volunteer team?

Provide your motivations and goals to join the YWP Canada Chapter and apply now!

Don’t miss the chance to represent your university or company as an Ambassador and share YWP Canada opportunities with your network!

Meet IWA YWP Canada Volunteers

Ahmad Halime
Poster Designer

Ahmad is a second-year Civil Engineering student at Ryerson University. He loves getting involved in extracurricular activities and organizations, this is a great way of getting to know professionals and networking with others. He hopes to collaborate with the team and learn more about Civil Engineering. He is delighted to be a part of the IWA-YWP Canada.

Aishwarya Pandey
Lead Event Coordinator

She is a research enthusiast working on resource recovery from wastewater as a doctoral student at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-ETE), Quebec City. She is the current Secretary for Les Journées Scientifiques de l’INRS and also actively engaged in all CentrEau programmes.

Aleksandra Panariti
Event Coordinator

Aleksandra is a Ryerson University Biology graduate. Her interest in working in the water sector started with her thesis project where she investigated oxidation processes that helped effectively reduce the number of ARGs in wastewater treatments. She is excited to be an event coordinator at the IWA-YWP Canada.

Christophe Boisvert
French Translator

Biography to be updated

Gabriella Autran
Website Editor

Gabriella is a Civil Engineer, with a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering focusing on modelling and optimization, and a specialization course in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering. She has 8 years of experience in the Consulting industry, in which she has been given the opportunity to coordinate and participate in Sanitation Projects, leading the design team of water and wastewater systems, and the development of projects using BIM (Building Information Modeling). She is currently taking Environmental Technology at Fanshawe College.

Kulveen Kaur
Lead Event Coordinator

She is an experienced Civil engineering professional with a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surat in India. Over the years, she has developed sharp proficiency in providing  hydraulic consulting design services for multiple water and wastewater projects in India and Canada. She is also skilled in working for subdivision/ land development projects in Lower Mainland ,BC and providing design drawings of roadworks, lot grading plans and stormwater management systems. She started volunteering with IWA YWP Canada in 2020, and has been a part of the chapter ever since.

Masoume Ehsani
Local Event Coordinator

Masoume is a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering Department at Ryerson University, working on membrane-based separation processes for wastewater treatment applications. She has academic experiences in the fields of membrane fabrication, membrane fouling control, ultrasonic cleaning, and chemical coagulation of greywater. She is very passionate about environmental concerns, especially pertaining to water & wastewater treatment, and she hopes to make her contribution in the best way she can.

Mathew Tedla
Partnership Assistant

Mathew is a graduate from Ryerson University with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and did a project thesis that observed phosphorus and nitrogen retention efficiencies within Ontario submergent wetland plants. He also possesses Operator-in-Training certification and licensing issued by the MECP for water and wastewater treatment operations, respectively. Interests include: treatment operations, statistical analysis of environmental data, and expanding Canadian water sector knowledge.

Mariam Amini
Editor

Maryam is a Ph.D. candidate at Lakehead University in studying Biotechnology for wastewater treatment. She also has expertise in FO membranes for water desalination. Maryam’s desire is to develop treatment techniques that are suitable and can be adopted by small and remote communities.

Michael Osina
Event Communication Coordinator

Michael is an environmental engineer specialized in water engineering. He has just finished his master’s degree in water management at Laval University. He previously worked on sediment transport in rivers and water quality modeling in France, Germany and Bolivia. He also has experience working on social projects. He is interested in environmental and social decision-analytics for supporting human decision including multi actors and multisectoral demands and global change. He is convinced that problems should be analyzed and addressed from a holistic approach considering the social environmental nexus.

Mostafa Khalil
Social Media Editor

Biography to be updated

Nahid Azizi
Local Event Coordinator

Nahid is currently a Ph.D. student in the Chemical Engineering department at Ryerson University. She is interested in designing environmentally friendly membranes with minimal harmful impacts on the environment for wastewater treatment applications. One part of her Ph.D. project is focused on developing membranes using bioinspired materials and biodegradable polymers to remove viruses, bacteria and other pollutants such as textile dyes, pharmaceutical compounds, etc., from water. She is passionate about the environment and joined IWA YWP Canada as a volunteer in 2021 to do more for the environment.

Oluwatosin Aladekoyi
Social Media Editor

Oluwatosin’s research employs an interdisciplinary approach to investigate contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs) in wastewater, with a focus on the presence and ecological impacts of pharmaceuticals in wastewater. His research aligns perfectly with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which ensures the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. He hopes that his research will educate the general public on the true risk associated with CECs and also contribute to knowledge within the academic and industrial sectors. Oluwatosin’s background and experience extend across a diverse range of disciplines: microbiology, wastewater management, ecotoxicology, and environmental management.

Rama Pulicharla
Partnership Assistant

Rama Pulicharla holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and a master’s degree in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She pursued her Ph.D. in the water science field at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Eau, Terre et Environnement, INRS-ETE, Université du Québec, Canada) and published many peer-reviewed articles on the development of analytical methods, and degradation of emerging contaminants in water sources. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at York University, Canada, continuing her research on emerging contaminants. Her research interests include Environmental chemistry; Emerging contaminants: Monitoring and Green treatment technologies.

Seyed Azizi
Lead Event Coordinator

Seyed Mohammad is a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta. He is a Chemical Engineer with experience in water and wastewater treatment. His research is focused on the fate and biodegradability of (nano)microplastics in sludge anaerobic digestion. He has published a number of high-impact peer-reviewed journal articles during his academic career. He is passionate about improving water quality and the development of young professionals.

Sushil Kumar
Lead Event Coordinator

Sushil Kumar, a PhD student at INRS-ETE, Quebec City, Canada is a Civil/Environmental Engineer, actively Sushil Kumar, a PhD student at INRS-ETE, Quebec City, Canada is a Civil/Environmental Engineer, actively working on wastewater treatment and management and vigorously favoring climate justice. He is persistently laborious in developing sustainable technology for the treatment, reuse and recovery of resources from the wastewater. He is currently the Scientific Manager of Les Journées Scientifiques de l’INRS and an active member of CentrEau and & Indian Water Works Association (IWWA). His past achievements include implementation of several Drinking Water Supply Projects in the urban areas of Bihar, India that helped a lot of people having the necessary 24 x7 water availability.

Tanvir Hasnine
Program Coordinator

MD Tanvir Hasnine is a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Engineering program at the University of Manitoba. His present research mainly focuses on landfill leachate treatment and microplastic pollution in wastewater treatment. He is currently working with IWA-YWP as a volunteer and serving in FGS Senate Appeal Committee and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee as a graduate student representative at the University of Manitoba. Contact e-mail: hasninmt@myumanitoba.ca


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