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 our Community Partners throughout Atlantic Canada.
Emma Wattie has worked intimately with the numerous stewardship organizations who utilize AWN’s resources and training for the last five years. Emma has over seven years of data collection and management experience and has collaborated closely with organizations in the effort to build Atlantic Canada’s water monitoring capacity. Emma is a proud Maritimer and loves any excuse to get outside, especially if her dog can join! In her spare time she’s an avid reader, knitter and baker.
Environmental Communication Officer
Matt began pursuing his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at Saint Mary’s University after some time exploring the Rocky Mountains, when the ocean finally called him home to Nova Scotia. With a keen interest in advocacy and preservation of coastlines, he joined AWN in 2021 as an Environmental Communication Officer. He looks forward to working with organizations throughout the network. Outside of work and school, Matt can be found surfing, mountain biking, and expanding his collection of houseplants.
Laura joined the Atlantic Water Network team in 2019. In her role as Program Manager, she works closely with communities as they build and grow their water monitoring programs. Passionate about effective science communication, Laura is thrilled to see water data come to life and inspire local environmental change. Laura holds a BMath and MMath in Applied Math through the Collaborative Water Program at the University of Waterloo. Born and raised in the prairies, Laura is enjoying every chance she gets to explore the rugged coastal landscapes that Atlantic Canada has to offer.
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.
In her role as Atlantic Water Network’s Research Manager, Aislin works with watershed groups, researchers, governments, and other community partners to amplify and support community-based water monitoring in Atlantic Canada. She also helps shape AWN’s initiatives and supports the network’s day-to-day operations. Aislin is happiest in, on, and around water and is motivated to help protect this incredibly valuable resource. Aislin holds an undergraduate degree in Ecology and Human Health from McGill University and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph.
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