Joel Nodelman

B.Sc. (Hon), M.Sc. (ENG), P.Eng.

Joel became a WaterSMART Special Advisor in 2018 and has over 40 years of progressive experience in engineering and management of energy, environment, climate change and sustainable development projects. He is currently President and CEO of Nodelcorp Consulting, specializing in climate change risk assessment, mitigation, and adaptation, policy development, sustainable development, facilitation and training.

Joel is a noted risk assessment expert and uses this tool as a foundation for developing climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation strategies. His experience includes determining climate change risk profiles, identifying risk mitigation and management initiatives, establishing full-cycle greenhouse gas emission profiles, identifying threats and opportunities based on local, national and international policies, identifying cost-effective strategies for managing and reducing carbon emissions, and identification of climate change vulnerability in infrastructure systems.

Joel also works on strategy and policy development initiatives, including planning, designing and developing protocols and procedures to assess asset vulnerability to climate change, quantify greenhouse gas emissions and offsets, manage regulatory reporting obligations, and provides guidance to adoption of greenhouse gas mitigation measures and climate change adaptation


Joel is an experienced public speaker, facilitator and educator with over a decade of teaching engineering courses in sustainable development and engineering management at the University of Alberta. He also designs and presents workshops and lectures to update engineering and business professionals on leading-edge developments in climate change engineering vulnerability, risk assessment, greenhouse gas mitigation, and sustainable development.

Joel also works with provincial and federal government agencies, as well as with industry, to manage consultation processes and provide technical and strategic advice. He has a unique ability to bridge the gap between technical disciplines, decision-makers and laypeople, and is talented at gaining consensus from diverse groups of stakeholders.

Joel is a member of APEGA and received his M.Sc. (ENG) in Chemical Engineering and his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Queen’s University. Joel is a Certified Canadian Risk Management Professional with the Global Risk Management Institute.