It’s no secret that some rural and Indigenous communities across Canada struggle to provide clean drinking water and proper wastewater treatment.
Dr. Kristian Dubrawski, Canada Research Chair in Water Sustainability for Indigenous and Rural Communities, is working on ways to improve ecological and human health these communities. He and his research team are exploring technological innovations in drinking water treatment, water-quality monitoring, and wastewater treatment and resource recovery. They are also building a Community Water Innovation Network that considers the unique nature, character and governance of rural and Indigenous water systems. Specifically, they are looking to scale up bio-electrochemical systems for sustainable water treatment, build a community-centric water characterization and management toolkit for Indigenous and rural communities, and explore emerging water issues in rural and Indigenous communities.