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.

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. He furthered his education to become a certified Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) Technician, a nationally recognized freshwater biological community-based program for assessing stream quality and health. While pursuing his degree at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus, he contributed to several studies that focused on wetland ecology in relation to wildlife and habitat management, and streambank bioengineering/restoration activities.

At WaterSMART, Randy is responsible for monitoring operation parameters and water demands, climate change contingency planning, and environmental impacts assessment reports and research. He is also responsible for supporting key stakeholder engagement meetings, where he conducts and transcribes interviews on behalf of stakeholders.