Associate Professor, School of Engineering, University of Guelph
Jana K. Levison has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (environmental option) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (focus: anthropogenic impacts on fractured bedrock aquifers). She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering in the Water Resources Engineering group at the University of Guelph. Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal, working on multidisciplinary ecohydrological modeling related to climate change. In 2009-2010 she led engineering and public policy initiatives as the Junior Fellow and Acting Executive Director of the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy at Professional Engineers Ontario. She has also worked at the Cataraqui Regoin Conservation Authority on the Drinking Water Source Protection team. At the University of Guelph Dr. Levison is conducting novel research related to agricultural and climate change impacts on groundwater quality and quantity, with a focus on fractured bedrock aquifers. Other areas of research interest include: source water protection; appropriate potable water technologies for marginalized communities; renewable energy production (ground-source heating and cooling); and fostering engineering and technological input into public discourse.