Our Team

The WaterSMART team has unparalleled expertise and knowledge of water management practices, and includes engineers, environmental scientists, facilitators, communicators, and policy advisors. We come from diverse operational, entrepreneurial, and policy backgrounds and share a common vision and passion for improving water management in Alberta and around the globe.

Our projects and clients also benefit from one of our greatest assets: our team of industry leading Special Advisors. Recognized internationally, our Special Advisors are external consultants who work alongside our internal team. This unique combination ensures that we always identify, develop and execute the best water-related strategies, approaches and solutions for our clients.

Kim Sturgess, C.M, P.Eng., FCAE, ICD.D

CEO & Founder

Calgary, AB

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Mike Nemeth, BSc, MSc, P.Ag, EP

Director, Environment & Sustainability

Calgary, AB

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Claire Jackson, MSc, P.Eng

Director, Engineering

Calgary, AB

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Ed Pinero

Edwin Piñero, B.Sc, MSc

Special Advisor

Lancaster, PA

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Victoria Pleavin, EIT

Project Engineer

Calgary. AB

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Steve Herman, EIT

Project Engineer

Calgary, AB

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Terry Mah, Ph.D

Special Advisor

Chicago, IL

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Ryan MacDonald

Ryan MacDonald, Ph.D

Special Advisor

Cranbrook, BC

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Laura Corbeil, B.Sc, EPt

Environmental Scientist

Calgary, AB

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Brie Nelson, B.Sc, MSc, EPt

Environmental Scientist

Calgary, AB

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Sharon Shane, BA

Director, Corporate Services

Calgary, AB

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Alec Carrigy, B.Sc, MSc, EPt, BIT

Environmental Scientist

Calgary, AB

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Rain Saulnier

Rain Saulnier, EIT

Project Engineer

Calgary, AB

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Keith Minnich

Keith Minnich, BCE, MSE, PE, P.Eng

Special Advisor

Calgary, AB / Philadelphia, PA

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Dave McGee, B.Sc

Special Advisor

Lundbreck, AB

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly, BA, MA

Special Advisor

Calgary, AB

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Tom Pankratz, B.Sc, MSc

Special Advisor

Houston, TX

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Erwin A. Braun, P.L. (Eng)

Special Advisor

Calgary, AB

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Darrell Martindale, P.Eng., MSc.

Special Advisor

Calgary, AB

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Mike Dixon, Ph.D

Special Advisor

Calgary, AB

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Joan Y. Nodelman, B.Sc., B.Ed., MBA

Special Advisor

Edmonton, AB

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Joel Nodelman, BSc. (Hon), MSc. (ENG), PEng.

Special Advisor

Edmonton, AB

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Robert Hough, M.Sc, B.Sc

Environmental Scientist

Calgary, AB

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