Randy Paquette

B.Sc., EPt

Randy is an Environmental Scientist who joined the WaterSMART team in 2021. Randy primarily works on the South Saskatchewan River Operational Model (SSROM) Options Assessment project and supports various levels of modelling work within the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB). Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), he supports several projects by conducting spatial analyses and creating visual aids for clients.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Alberta as well as holds certificates in Sustainability and Building Capacity for Reconciliation. While pursuing his degree at the University of Alberta, he contributed to several studies that focused on wetland ecology in relation to wildlife and habitat management, and streambank bioengineering/restoration activities. He furthered his education to become a certified Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) Field Technician, a nationally recognized freshwater biological community-based program for assessing stream quality and health. At WaterSMART, Randy is responsible for monitoring operation parameters and water demands, climate change contingency planning, and environmental impacts assessment reports and research. He supports various levels of projects including resource allocation, and client and stakeholder engagement. Randy is also responsible for producing high-quality GIS spatial analyses and mapping outputs to clients.