The Atlantic Water Network has a small but mighty team of avid water monitors. We draw upon the work of past students, employees and volunteers who have brought the Network to where it is today. Read the bios below of our current team who works to provide resources and equipment to Community Water Monitors throughout Atlantic Canada.

Cathy Conrad

Research Coordinator

Cathy is a Full Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. She has worked with Community-Based Monitoring Organizations in Atlantic Canada and around the world.

Emma Wattie

Program Manager

Emma has been working with Community-Based Monitoring Organizations for the last four years as part of the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network. She’s a proud Maritimer and loves any excuse to get outside. In her spare time she’s an avid reader, knitter and baker.

Jessie Smith

Project Officer

After working and studying community development for several years in Europe, Jessie has recently moved back home to help facilitate and sustain healthier watersheds in Atlantic Canada. A native Haligonian, Jessie enjoys outdoor swimming, running, and all things music.

Patrick LeClair

Data Analyst 

Patrick is the newest addition to the Atlantic Water Network having recently graduated from Dalhousie University with his degree in Environmental Engineering. Born and raised in the HRM, Patrick spent his years growing up in, on, and around the water and is excited to work with groups around Atlantic Canada to understand and protect this important resource.