Research Projects

* Indicates BWRC affiliated faculty

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Transitioning from Hind-casting to Forecasting: Advancing
Computational Models to Enable Predictive Simulations for
Public Safety and Resource Management, FEAS Dean's Research Fund

Principal Investigator:  Leon Boegman*, Ryan Mulligan* 

 


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Internal Solitary Wave-induced Sediment Re-suspension
and Offshore Infrastructure Loading, NSERC Discovery 

Principal Investigator:  Leon Boegman*

 


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Photosynthetically-enhanced eco-engineered treatment systems, NSERC Discovery 

Principal Investigator:  Pascale Champagne*

 


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Wastewater Treatment Systems Under Changing Climate, NRC New Beginnings 

Principal Investigator:  Pascale Champagne*

 


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Biogeocementation of the Victoria Junction Tailings Basin, Innovative Solutions Canada Phase 1 

Principal Investigator:  Pascale Champagne*

 


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Developing Solutions for the Optimization of Ravensview
WWTP Anaerobic Digester Biogas Generation, Mitacs Accelerate 

Principal Investigator:  Pascale Champagne*


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Advanced Molecular Tools for Characterizing Microbial
Structures, Processes and Interfaces in Engineered and
Natural Environmental Systems, NSERC RTI

Principal Investigator:  Pascale Champagne*


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Paleolimnology and Environmental Change, NSERC Discovery

Principal Investigator:  Brian Cumming*


 

Role of Climate Change and Fire on the Landscape of Cape
Breton Highlands National Park, Collaborative Research Agreement 

Principal Investigator:  Brian Cumming*

 


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Babine Lake, British Columbia - Sockeye Salmon nursery
ecosystem structure, function and productive capacity: An
integrated fisheries, limnological, and paleolimnological
assessment, Pacific Salmon Commission 

Principal Investigator:  Brian Cumming*


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Cellulose Nanocrystal Reinforced Polymer Composites, NSERC Engage 

Principal Investigator:  Michael Cunningham*

 


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Dispersion of Cellulose Nanocrystals in Aqueous Media, OCE

Principal Investigator:  Michael Cunningham*

 


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Examining the Mechanisms for Antibiotic Resistance
Development in Drinking Water Systems, Way Memorial Trust Award 

Principal Investigator:  Yves Filion*

 


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Storm Water Quality Field and Modelling Study in the
Town of Jasper, AB. - Parks Canada, RMC, Canadian Defense Academy Research Program

Principal Investigator:  Yves Filion*

 


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Dissolution Rates of REE-bearing Fluorocarbonate Minerals and Environmental Impact, NSERC & NT Geological Survey

Principal Investigator:  Heather Jamieson*

 


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Dry Stack Tailings: Influence on Water Quality, NSERC & NT Geological Survey

Principal Investigator:  Heather Jamieson*

 


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Multi-element Water Contamination from Silver Mining

Principal Investigator:  Heather Jamieson*

 


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PermafrostNet, NSERC Strategic Partnership 

Principal Investigator:  Scott Lamoureux*

 


UnWELL: Assessing the Presence of, and Implications for,
Antimicrobial Resistant Organisms in Private Drinking
Groundwater Wells in Ontario

Principal Investigator:  Anna Majury*

 


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Physico-Chemical Characterization of a Biodegradable
Flocculant for Oils Sands Tailings Ponds, SGS Doctoral Award

Principal Investigator:  Louise Meunier*

 


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High Resolution Nearshore Wave and Current Modelling to
Investigate Nonlinear Wave Effects on Velocity Profiles and
Sediment Transport, US Office of Naval Research (ONR-Global)

Principal Investigator:  Ryan Mulligan*

 


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Modelling Waves, Storm Surge, and Tides in the Gulf of
Maine and Bay of Fundy, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Principal Investigator:  Ryan Mulligan*

 


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Protecting Canada’s Coasts from Extreme Waves and
Water Levels

Principal Investigator:  Ryan Mulligan*

 


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Understanding of Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics
Along Coral Reef-Lined Coasts

Principal Investigator:  Ryan Mulligan*

 


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A Hybrid Mesocosm-ecosystem Facility for Aquatic
Ecotoxicology

John R. Evans Leaders Fund, Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Research Fund for Small Infrastructure, Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science

Principal Investigator:  Diane Orihel*


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Determining the Effects of a Pipeline Spill in Canadian
Boreal lakes: Experimental Additions of Diluted Bitumen
(dilbit) to In-situ Enclosures at the IISD-Experimental Lakes
Area, NSERC Strategic Partnership 

Principal Investigator:  Diane Orihel* - Queen's Lead

 


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Integrated Aquatic Animal Responses to Petroleum
Products in the Environment for Freshwater Aquatic Risk
Assessment

Principal Investigator:  Diane Orihel* 

 


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Advanced Multiplex Technology for Pathogen Detection
and Recognition, National Defence Canada IDEaS

Principal Investigator:  Zhe She* 

 


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Environmental Footprints of Human Trace Metal Use: From
Sources to Sinks

Principal Investigator:  Bas Vriens* 

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Demonstration of Smoldering Combustion Treatment of
PFAS-impacted Investigation-Derived Waste

Principal Investigator:  Kela Weber* 

 


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Development and Validation of Analytical Methods for
Comprehensive Profiling of Perfluoroalkyl and
Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Firefighting Foam Impacted
Environmental Matrices

Principal Investigator:  Kela Weber* 

 


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Understanding the Effects of Underwater Munition
Disposal

Principal Investigator:  Kela Weber* 

 


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Investigating Mechanisms of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Pathogenicity by Multi-scale Modeling of Metabolism and
Macromolecule Expression, Research Initiation Grant 

Principal Investigator:  Laurence Yang* 

 

2018 - 2019


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Target-based multiple-scale change detection from time series remotely sensed environmental data, NSERC Discovery 

Principal Investigator:  Dongmei Chen* 

 


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Wholly Green: Sustainability through a Systems Approach, NSERC Brockhouse 

Principal Investigator:  Pascale Champagne*

Co-Investigators: Philip Jessop*, Michael Cunningham*, Warren Mabee* 

 



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CO2-Triggered Agents for Forward Osmosis, NSERC Strategic Partnership.

Principal Investigators:  Philip Jessop*, 

Co-Investigators: Pascale Champagne*, Michael Cunningham*

 

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Energy Cost Savings in Canadian Water Distribution Systems Through Data Analytics, NSERC Discovery

Principal Investigator:  Yves Filion* 

 



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Triphenyl phosphate and ecosystem toxicity, NSERC Discovery

Principal Investigator:  Louise Winn* 

 


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The Development of CO2-Switchable Polymers as Draw Solutes for Forward Osmosis, Mitacs Accelerate

Principal Investigator:  Philip Jessop*

Co-Investigators: Pascale Champagne*, Michael Cunningham*

 


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Integrated wastewater treatment for bioresource and bioenergy recovery, NSERC Discovery 

Principal Investigator:  Pascale Champagne* 

 


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Field Testing of Novel Technologies for Restoring Challenging Contaminated Sites, NSERC CRD

Principal Investigator:  Jason Gerhard 

Co-Investigators: Kela Weber*

 



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Fate and effects of metallic nanoparticles in wetland systems, NSERC Discovery 

Principal Investigator:  Kela Weber 

 


 

Biogeocementation-Biologically catalyzed reactions to create rock-like tailing deposits, NSERC Engage & OCE VIP I 

Principal Investigator:  Pascale Champagne* 

 


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The WELLness Project, Enhancing well water safety and stewardship in rural communities through a novel approach to science-community collaboration

Principal Investigator:  Anna Majury* 

Co-Investigators: Paul Hynds, Sarah Dickson, Corinne Schuster-Wallace, Roberto Melano 


Methods for automated detection of bacteria in drinking water  

Principal Investigator:  Stephen Brown* 

 

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Environmental fate of a hydrolytically degradable cationic flocculant to remediate oil sands mature mine tailings,NSERC Discovery & Queen's SGS PhD. Award

Principal Investigator:  Louise Meunier* 

 


Towards a mechanistic prediction of methane ebullition fluxes from northern peatlands 

Principal Investigator: Lee Slater lslater, Kevin Mumford* 


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The Role of Gases in Groundwater Contamination and Remediation, NSERC Discovery 

Principal Investigator:  Kevin Mumford* 

 


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Impacts of stray gas migration on shallow groundwater: insights from laboratory experiments and numerical modelling, NSERC Strategic Partnership

Principal Investigator:   Kevin Mumford* 



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Detection of intact pathogenic bacteria using nanoplasmonic sensors, NSERC Discovery   

Principal Investigator:  Carlos Escobedo* 

 

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Contamination of river beds by oil spills and impact on fish habitats, NSERC Strategic Partnership

Principal Investigator:  Ana da Silva* 

Co-Applicants: Stephen Brown*


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Remunicipalization the future of water services

Principal Investigator:  David McDonald* 

Co-Applicants: Susan Spronk, Satoko Kishimoto, Emanuele Lobina, Erik Swynedouw, Mildred Warner

 


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Public Water/Public Banks

Principal Investigator:  David McDonald* 

 


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Sustainable Water Main Asset Rehabilitation & Replacement Planning, NSERC Discovery

Principal Investigator:  Yves Filion* 

 


Soil remediation using in-situ thermal treatment, Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF) 

Principal Investigator: Bernard Kueper*

Co-Applicants: Kevin Mumford* 

 

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Forecasting effective site characterization and early remediation performance. 

Principal Investigator: Michael Kavanaugh

Co-Applicants: David Reynolds, Bernard Kueper*, Kevin Mumford*, David Major, Peter Kitanidis 

 


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Remediation of soil and groundwater impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, NSERC Collaborative Research and Development 

Principal Investigator: Bernard Kueper*

Co-Applicants: Kevin Mumford*, Kela Weber*

 


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Analysis & Prediction of Legacy & Emerging Contaminant Discharge & Mixing in the Great Lakes Receiving Environment, FEAS Dean's Research Fund

Principal Investigator: Pascale Champagne*

Co-Applicants: Leon Boegman*, Yves Filion*, Geof Hall*

 

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Deterioration and Long Term Performance of Buried Infrastructure, CFI Leading Edge Fund 

Principal Investigator: Ian Moore

Co-Applicants: Yves Filion*, Neil Hoult and Richard Brachman*

 

 


Fairfield Water System Process Review. Funded by Mitacs Career Connect- Loyalist Township 

Principal Investigator: Pascale Champagne (Lead)* and Geoffry Hall*

Co-Applicants: Jyoti Kotecha*

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Water Management Program and Process Reviews- Salmon River Project. Funded by Mitacs Career Connect- Qunite Conservation Authorities 

Principal Investigator: Geoffry Hall* (Lead) and Pascale Champagne*

Co-Applicants: Jyoti Kotecha*

 

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Water Management Program and Process Reviews consolidation of assessments. Funded by Mitacs Career Connect- Quinte Conservation Authorities 

Principal Investigator: Pascale Champagne (Lead)* and Geoffry Hall*

Co-Applicants: Jyoti Kotecha*

 

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Fractured Rock Aquifer. Groundwater lab, FEAS Dean Research Fund

Principal Investigator: Kent Novakowski*

Co-Applicants: Pascale Champagne*, Geoffrey Hall*, Bernard Kueper*, Steven Liss, Xudong Liu, Kevin Mumford*, Juliana Ramsay*, Kela Weber*

 


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Passive constructed wetlands and small municipal wastewater systems. An approach for meeting national effluent regulations, NSERC CRD

Principal Investigator: Pascale Champagne*

Co-Applicants: Geoffry Hall*, Bruce Anderson*

 

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