Water Experts Begin Research to Address White Rock's Water Quality Concerns

The City of White Rock officially launched its partnership with RES’EAU- WaterNET, a research program funded by NSERC’s Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks and hosted by the University of British Columbia.  

The R&D team at RES’EAU have custom fit a mobile research lab to reflect the specific research needs of the City. RES’EAU’s research will help identify the best technologies and solutions to address the naturally occurring arsenic and manganese in the City’s water.

This water research project will be led by Dr. Saad Jasim, the City’s Utilities Manager, who is an international award winning water quality expert.

Prior to joining the City of White Rock, Dr. Jasim served as President, SJ Environmental Consultants (Windsor) Inc., providing consulting services to municipal, private water systems and government agencies to challenges related to water quality and water treatment. His last project was the upgrade of the Ozone System at the Windsor Utilities Commission, in Windsor, Ontario.

Dr. Jasim is the current President of the International Ozone Association-Pan American Group (IOA-PAG); a member of the Board of Directors of the International Ozone Association, serves on the Editorial Board of Ozone Science & Engineering Journal and the Editorial Board for Water Process Engineering. He was also the past President of the Ontario Water Works Association.

Dr. Madjid Mohseni (PI), the Scientific Director of RES’EAU-WaterNET will be the project lead from RES’EAU. Dr. Benoit Barbeau, professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal (ÉPM), senior chair holder of the NSERC-IRC on Drinking Water at ÉPM, and an expert on manganese removal, will also play a key role in this research initiative.

Watch Dr. Barbeau speak about the research RES’EAU-WaterNET will be doing on White Rock’s water.

For more information about the City of White Rock’s partnership with RES’EAU-WaterNET, please visit: http://www.whiterockcity.ca/WaterResearch